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Spin the Wheel! Playing the Classification Game

April 1, 2008  | Article

In the salon industry, workers most often operate in one of three ways: as employees, booth renters, or independent contractors. But for years many salons have incorrectly labeled their independent contractors and may have put themselves at risk of having the IRS reclassify their workers. Find out if you're doing things correctly or if you're just spinning the wheel and seeing where it lands.

Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

August 1, 2006  | Article

No one wants to believe they will fall victim to an accident or illness that prevents them from earning an income for a long period of time, but statistics show it will happen to three in 10 of us. Disability insurance protects your most valuable asset — your ability to earn an income and provide for yourself and your family.

Keywords: employee issues   insurance   owner issues  

Lower Your Commissions or Go Out of Business

February 1, 2006  | Article

If you are paying your salon employees a commission of more than 50%, chances are you are losing money. Learn how to modify your commission structure to motivate employees and ensure a profitable business.

Keywords: commissions   employee issues   independent contractors   salon finances  

Contract Labor, Booth Renter, or Employee — What Are They Really?

March 1, 2005  | Article

If they were audited, a large percentage of the salon owners in the beauty industry today could not pass the tests determining their workers’ tax status imposed by the IRS or by their individual state, says our expert. As tax time approaches, know the facts. The financial fall-out from misclassifying your staff can be devastating.

Keywords: booth rental   employee issues   independent contractors   IRS   taxes  

Hire Smart: How to Find Great Employees

February 1, 2005  | Article

Uncovering a candidate’s skills, strengths, and weaknesses during an interview is a tricky business. Figuring out if she is a good match for your salon is even harder. But by asking the right questions, you can get the critical information you need to hire smart.

Keywords: employee issues  

Compensate Employees for Extra Holiday Hours

December 1, 2003  | Article

Shari Finger, veteran salon owner, details different types of incentive programs to keep employees' spirits up during the holidays.

Keywords: compensation systems   employee issues   holidays   incentive structures   Shari Finger  

Team Spirit: How to Motivate Your Staff

September 1, 2003  | Article

If your salon team isn't performing as well as you'd like, it could be because of your leadership. Study the systems that will assist each employee in achieving her best: mission statement, employee evaluations, staff meetings, coaching for individuality, and rewards.

Keywords: employee issues   staff management  

Keeping A Watchful Eye

August 1, 2002  | Article

Investing in a security system for your salon can deter theft, provide protection for staff members and lower your insurance premiums.

Keywords: employee issues   insurance   owner issues   shoplifting  

Tiered Pricing: Where Supply Meets Demand

October 1, 2000  | Article

Is multi-level pricing a solution for keeping the best nail technicians satisfied and motivated in their jobs? Some salons say yes, indeed.

Keywords: customer service   employee issues   finding/retaining staff   service pricing  

WANTED: A Few Good Techs (Ideas on Attracting New Talent)

June 1, 2000  | Article

Finding (and keeping) hard-working qualified nail technicians is one of the most pressing issues facing the beauty industry today. When the nail business is at an all-time high, we find ourselves asking what factors are contributing to this industry dilemma. It is time for us to stop asking, “Why?” and start asking, “What can we do to solve this problem?”

Keywords: employee issues   hiring nail technicians   recruiting   working with schools  

A Hard Won Victory: Salon Owner Beats the IRS

October 1, 1997  | Article

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  

Do Non-Compete Contracts Really Work?

September 1, 1997  | Article

A growing number of salons are using non-compete agreements to protect their salon from unfair competition with former employees. The question is, are they all they’re cracked up to be?

Keywords: booth rental   employee issues   independent contractors  

Nail Tech Compensation Survey 1994

June 1, 1994  | Article

There’s good news and bad news in this year’s income study: nail technicians’ average weekly income from services dropped by $15, but retail commissions and employment benefits are on the rise.

Keywords: booth rental   employee issues   income   salary survey   service pricing  

Working With a Difficult Boss

October 1, 1993  | Article

Keywords: employee issues   staff management  

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Own Salon

September 1, 1993  | Article

We can all learn from the mistakes of others, so read these words to the wise from salon owners who have made their share of mistakes along the way.

Keywords: advertising/promotions   computer systems   employee issues   hiring nail technicians   opening a new salon  
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