Business - Topic : time management

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Week 8: Using Downtime to Your Advantage

September 21, 2009  | Article

Don’t let downtime bring down your morale. Use the lull to accomplish projects that help you reach your long-term goals. Here are seven great ways to fill the space in your schedule:

Keywords: 2010 Project   recession   time management  

Alert Your Customers To Openings In Your Schedule

August 1, 2009  | Article

Fill empty slots in your next day's schedule by using broadcast e-mail or a telephone call-in line.

Keywords: client scheduling   time management   web marketing  

Reader to Reader: How does your computer save your life?

January 26, 2009  | Article

Once you've switched to a computerized system of scheduling clients, tracking sales and managing inventory, there's no going back to a manual system.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   Reader to Reader   retailing   staff management  

Can A Nail Tech Assistant Help Your Salon?

August 1, 2007  | Article

Bartenders have barbacks, helping to keep glasses clean and bars well-stocked, and hair stylists have assistants, helping to clean and prep the hair for styling, so what about nail techs? Can hiring cosmetology students or new graduates as assistants help your salon make more money?

Keywords: Business   keeping your business competitive   money   nail tech assistants   recruiting  

How to Take 15 Minutes Off Any Service

May 1, 2007  | Article

Develop a unique plan to make your services lean, mean, and profitable. Consider these real-life strategies to tame the clock, increase revenues, and stay on time.

Keywords: time management   time saving ideas  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.

Keywords: allergic reactions   communicating with customers   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

Mama Said There'd be Days Like This

December 1, 2003  | Article

We’ve all had them and we’ll have more of them too, but we hold the power to turn a day that is spiraling out of control into a success. Before you let fists fly, take a breath and rise above.

Keywords: client issues   client scheduling   time management  

Reflections On A Balanced Life

November 1, 2003  | Article

While I am hardly an expert on balancing work and personal life, I know that since I've begun seeking a balance and creating time for family and friends, my life is richer.

Keywords: preventing burnout   time management   work life balance  

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  

Stealing Time

January 1, 2001  | Article

Do you ever wish the clock had more hours in it so you could get all of your work done? You’re not alone. Here, nail techs and industry professionals give the scoop on how they save a few extra minutes each day.

Keywords: holidays   minimizing stress   organization   stress-free holidays   time management  

What do you do when you’re not with a client?

March 1, 2000  | Article

Free time is a precious commodity for busy techs. So when you've got it, don't waste it! See how these techs and salon owners spend their unscheduled time.

Keywords: preventing burnout   Reader to Reader   time management  

Stress Free All the Way

December 1, 1999  | Article

Ahh, the holidays. A time for giving and spending time with your loved ones - along with the stress as you frantically try to fit in all those appointments

Keywords: holidays   stress   stress-free holidays   time management  

Reader to Reader: Do Clients Remove Their Own Polish?

January 1, 1998  | Article

Some salons look at it as a customer service issue, others as a time-saving help. 

Keywords: Reader to Reader   time management   time-saving tips  

10 Ways To Increase Your Income

October 1, 1994  | Article

Start by raising prices, then follow by reducing expenses, continuing your education, and managing your time. Then watch your income grow.

Keywords: budgeting   continuing education   nail tech assistants   profitablity   raising prices  

8 Things That Gobble Your Time and How to Starve Them

January 1, 1992  | Article

If it’s your life, why don’t you have time? Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against eight time-wasters.

Keywords: client scheduling   late clients   staff management   time management   work life balance  

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