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Is Your Pay Structure The Problem?

November 1, 2003  | Article

How a salon chooses to pay its staff can make all the difference in employee retention, quality of service, profitability, and your ability to compete. After payroll, salon owners are often left only with their own tip money and revenue from services they've performed. Should you abandon the traditional commission structure for a pay system that rewards behaviors that are key to the salon's overall success?

Keywords: business   keeping your business competitive   money   service pricing   staff management  

Grab a Partner and Cross-Market Your Services

July 1, 2003  | Article

Look no further for low-cost, high-return, business-building ideas. Look beyond the obvious and cross-market with unlikely allies to double your exposure with minimal expense.

Keywords: bartering   business building   cross-marketing   customer service   keeping your business competitive  

Grow Through Good Management

December 1, 2002  | Article

By understanding and committing to the principles of good management, your business can succeed and even flourish. Are you doing all you can do when it comes to smart scheduling, customer relations, employee management, and analyzing the numbers behind your business decisions?

Keywords: business tools   computer systems   consultants   finance   keeping your business competitive  

Cut Your Cost to Boost Your Profits

October 1, 2002  | Article

As competition and tough economic times keep service prices flat, salon owners and booth renters need to look elsewhere to increase profits. Learn ways to cut your overhead costs — without sacrificing customer service.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   salon finances   taxes  

SWOT: Analyze Your Business

August 1, 2002  | Article

SWOT means you should ask yourself: What are your Strengths, Weaknesses, Oppportunities, and Threats?

Keywords: As I See It   business building   keeping your business competitive  

Learn What Retail Clients Really Want

August 1, 2002  | Article

"The Retail Help Kit" produced by The Spa Association includes this valuable resource for identifying and satisfying your most challenging retail clients.

Keywords: building your clientele   customer service   keeping your business competitive   retailing  

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Nail Technicians

August 1, 2001  | Article

Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.

Keywords: continuing education   Debbie Krakalovich   Diana Bonn   industry activism   keeping your business competitive  

As I See It: Do Your Own Thing and Do It Well.

March 1, 2000  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   keeping your business competitive   Larry Gaynor  

Lessons From the Discount Salon Front

January 1, 1999  | Article

There are a couple of practices found in most discount salons that I think all nail salons could learn from.

Keywords: As I See It   discount salons   keeping your business competitive  

When Your Competition Comes Calling

October 1, 1998  | Article

As a salon owner for more than 10 years, I have found myself in some uncomfortable situations—from confronting an employee with poor workmanship to taking a customer to small claims court to recover money form a bad check. But nothing unnerves me more than when a competitor walks through my salon door.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive  

Editor's note: 1997: A Year of Controversy

December 1, 1997  | Article

his year, state boards took a beating, especially in California. Several other states scrutinized whether they even need licensing at all.

Keywords: California state regulations   EMA   keeping your business competitive   licensing   MMA  

Asian Influence: Building A Bridge

April 1, 1997  | Article

As competition increases, the gap between Asian salons and the rest of the industry is actually getting smaller. To keep their English-speaking clientele, Asian nail technicians are making efforts to learn the language and expand their salon services, while non-Asian salons are discovering the value of quick service and client convenience.

Keywords: discount salons   international   keeping your business competitive   licensing   promoting your services  

We Aim to Serve You Better

September 1, 1996  | Article

Try as we might, the staff of NAILS does not know everything there is to know about nails. The daily ins and outs of the business are something only professionals working in the field can really know. That’s why NAILS invited a prestigious group of individuals-salon owners, nail technicians, and educators-to act as our Editorial Advisory Board. Members of the board will suggest article ideas, provide expert counsel, and keep us up-to-date on trends, salons, and people worth noticing. By way of introducing them to you, we’ve asked them to share their own professional achievements and their thoughts on the biggest challenges facing the industry.

 

Keywords: customer service   keeping your business competitive  

Day Spa Or Discount Salon? There's Lots Of Room In Between

May 1, 1996  | Article

Keywords: As I See It   discount salons   keeping your business competitive  

Sharing Is Succeeding

April 1, 1996  | Article

Networking with other salons at a tradeshow, or even at an informal breakfast meeting can make many good ideas go a long way.

 

Keywords: Debbie Doerrlamm   finding/retaining staff   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   Paula Gilmore  

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