November 1, 2003
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
November 1, 2003
Frustrations with nail product distribution have led to manufacturers to refocus on the "little guy."
Keywords: As I See It business retailing
February 1, 2003
Brooks & Butterfield Ltd. in Northampton, Mass., is the creative brainchild of two women who wanted to create the most specialized spa in its market. With their backgrounds in the beauty industry, it was inevitable that this year-old spa would become an instant success.
Keywords: business day spa marketing/promotions opening a new salon salon profiles
June 1, 2002
As an instructor at the Ottawa Academy & West End Academy in Gloucester, Ontario, Tanis Darling has started the Nail Tech Alliance of Canada. One of its goals is to implement a standardized nail curriculum throughout the country.
Keywords: business canada Canadian nail industry certification student tests
December 1, 1998
A big negative many nail technicians may fail to consider the difficulty of getting credit or financing from a commercial bank based on your standing as a business owner.
Keywords: business equipment leasing
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
June 1, 1997
If the IRS asked to examine your salon's Federal Tax returns, would you survive the audit? Read on for an account of a salon owner who thought she was doing everything "by the book."
Keywords: booth rental business finance independent contractors opening a new salon
December 1, 1996
Gary Winterhalter announced that it has acquired F.H. Loeffler Company.
Keywords: business business purchases company sales/acquisitions Industry News Sally Beauty
October 1, 1996
"These meetings have created the simplest, yet greatest management changes we’ve made in years.
Keywords: business salon ownership
February 1, 1996
It may be small, but your business card speaks volumes about your salon. Get our experts advice on how this tool can make a powerful, effective statement about your business.
Keywords: business business cards competition marketing personal growth
April 1, 1995
Industry, business, and government organizations can lend you a helping hand when starting a new business.
Keywords: business business management business plans finance finding a location for your salon
April 1, 1995
Incorporating your salon can protect your personal assets and establish it as a professionals run business.
December 1, 1994
Constantly remind your clients of what you do that will never be able to be done by machine.
Keywords: business future of the nail industry technology
June 1, 1993
Top salons use promotional gimmicks, discounts and targeted advertising to get clients to try their pedicures.
Keywords: advertising/promotions business coupons direct mail marketing/promotions
April 1, 1992
Make room in your schedule for new clients, and you'll soon need to make room in your wallet for more money.
Keywords: appointment tracking business client scheduling clients