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How to Have a Meeting

February 1, 2010  | Article

A regular team meeting is essential for running a successful business.

Keywords: business tools   professionalism   team-building  

A Walk Down Blog Avenue

February 1, 2010  | Article

Blogs can be a wonderful outlet for personal creativity, as well as powerful business tools to help build a loyal clientele. Here are some things to remember if you decide to start your own blog.

Keywords: blogs   business tools   networking   social media   web marketing  

Motivating Across the Generational Divide

December 1, 2009  | Article

Recognizing what’s important to our employees and clients is more than knowing their favorite shade of polish or the names of their children; it’s about understanding that they embrace the things they do, in part, because of what the world looked like as they grew up.

Keywords: business tools   customer service   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   staff management  

Week 11: Client Surveys: Getting Feedback You Can Use

October 12, 2009  | Article

We all know customer satisfaction is essential to the survival of our businesses, but how do we find out whether our customers are satisfied? The best way is to ask them with regular customer satisfaction polling. Talking to your customers — finding out what they like (and dislike) about how you do business — is the first step toward success and growth.

Keywords: 2010 Project   business tools   customer service   recession  

Social Networking for Nail Techs

September 1, 2009  | Article

Like many salons, East Village Spa in Des Moines, Iowa, was fully booked for Valentine’s Day, then right before the appointment cancellation charge cut-off of 48 hours, clients “suddenly” realized they wouldn’t be able to come in. Rather than lose money on empty appointments, the salon posted the new openings on Twitter. “They were immediately snatched up by people who’d waited too long to make Valentine’s Day plans. Twitter helped us stay 100% booked,” says owner Cassie Sampson.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   business   business tools   Facebook marketing   marketing/promotions  

Why Would I Need a Coach?

August 1, 2009  | Article

You’re a fearless entrepreneur with the skills to provide clients with excellent customer service. But if you haven’t hired a coach, you could be making a costly mistake.

Keywords: business tools   consultants   professional consultants  

Let’s Do Launch

June 1, 2009  | Article

Creating a memorable opening for your nail salon requires intensive planning, organizational skills, and marketing savvy.

Keywords: business tools   marketing/promotions   opening a new salon   professional image   promoting your services  

Simple Steps Reduce Salon Liability

June 1, 2009  | Article

When it comes to liability issues, take the advice of an insurance professional: Both your actual sanitation practices and the appearance of cleanliness can reduce potential claims against you.

Keywords: business tools   disinfection   MRSA   organization   salon sanitation  

Mobile Marketing

June 1, 2009  | Article

How do you attract clients when you have no storefront to draw them in? Target marketing, networking, and a little creativity can help mobile nail techs expand their businesses.

Keywords: alternative careers   business tools   marketing/promotions   mobile salons   promoting your services  

A Real Page-Turner

June 1, 2009  | Article

A Complete Guide to Nail Art and Decorative Manicure by Olga Petrova, Denis Bukin, and Maxim Bukin, is an English translation of a best-selling Russian nail art how-to guide.

Keywords: business tools   continuing education   international   nail art   Russia  

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

May 1, 2009  | Article

Don’t get caught off guard by a planned or sudden staff absence. With a bit of thought and planning, extended leaves won’t negatively impact clients or salon income.

Keywords: business tools   customer service   staff management  

The ABCs and 123s of Customer Service

May 1, 2009  | Article

Sometimes we feel so much pressure to be more and do more for clients we overlook the elementary principles of customer service. But instead of fretting about what to do next, try going back to the basics.

Keywords: business tools   career handbook   customer service   keeping your business competitive   newbie  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Life

April 1, 2009  | Article

Learn to say “no thank you” to things that don’t match your goals or you just don’t enjoy. And start saying “yes” to things that are more fun, rewarding, and interesting.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Salon

April 1, 2009  | Article

Having problems getting that bottom drawer shut all the way? Do you have boxes, plastic bins, and show bags filled with unused goodies sitting in odd corners? Do you have a cupboard filled to overflowing with nail products and supplies? If so, it’s time to reorganize.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   organization   promoting your services  

Clearing Out the Clutter ... From Your Books

April 1, 2009  | Article

Clean up the book? Update client files? Isn’t that like cleaning out the attic — a good idea, but not something you actually get around to? It’s a matter of setting aside the time — your clients will notice and your retention rate might improve.

Keywords: business tools   keeping your business competitive   marketing/promotions   promoting your services   work life balance  

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