March 1, 2008
Everyone wants to be the master of her own time, but with clients, friends, and family all pulling in different directions, how can we? This is a call to all nail professionals to snatch your appointment book from the hands of your well-meaning (but clueless) clients, and take control.
Keywords: business tools client scheduling organization service pricing
March 1, 2008
Digital frames can store hundreds of nail art photos, run a clear, continual slideshow of your work, and some can even organize pictures into themed albums and show video clips.
Keywords: business tools creating a portfolio nail art
October 1, 2006
Next time you pop into your favorite distributor’s showroom or talk with your sales representative, find out what additional services they provide. What you discover may help you build a stronger salon brand and a more profitable business. Here are 20 things your distributor can do for you.
Keywords: business building business tools distribution
June 1, 2006
Nobody likes to think of worst-case scenarios — like coming face to face with a lawsuit. But in the real world, things do go wrong, and nail salons are at risk of being named in a customer’s lawsuit. Unless you can afford to lose your salon and all that you’ve worked hard for, you can’t afford to be without professional liability insurance.
Keywords: business tools insurance salon furnishings
April 1, 2006
From revisting your goals to hiring a coach, here are 10 powerful and practical steps you can take — beginning today — to propel yourself into action and success.
Keywords: business business tools customer service networking professional consultants
May 1, 2005
You could be making your first tentative steps into the beauty industry, or your book may be so filled with penciled-in names there’s no white space. Either way, if you’re uncertain what your next steps should be, it may be time to turn to a consultant.
Keywords: building your clientele business tools consultants keeping your business competitive marketing/promotions
December 1, 2002
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
November 1, 2002
A rash of salon fires reminds salon owners just how much they stand to lose. Knowing the potential fire dangers that exist in your salon and taking steps to curb them, as well as determining what your business is worth and getting good insurance coverage will help prevent a fire in your salon and minimize its effects should the worst come to pass.
Keywords: business tools chemical safety insurance owner issues salon safety
October 1, 1997
It took five years and more than $100,000, but Nails Now! Owner Ira Bloom finally prevailed in his quest for the IRS to recognize his nail technicians as independent contractors.
Keywords: booth rental business business tools employee issues independent contractors
August 1, 1996
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive vice president and artistic director of OPI Products, worked in the fashion industry for 10 years in manufacturing, design, and style. This month, she has asked to respond to some common questions she hears in her frequent travels to nail salons across the country.
Keywords: advice business tools salon retail super-long nails Suzi Weiss-Fischmann
November 1, 1983
Cutting prices to spur business may not be the best approach.
Keywords: business tools finance keeping your business competitive service pricing