July 5, 2012
When did advertising become so expensive? As with any new salon, advertising and marketing are crucial to the success of driving clients in. We all know that but hate to spend the money. It's not a
June 28, 2012
Editor Hannah Lee explains what nail techs should practice, outside of just doing nails, that can help their careers.
June 6, 2012
Folks, I don't care what you call it. It is what it is. I don't care if you "paint" nails or "polish" nails. I don't care if you're a "nail technician," a "manicurist," a "nail lady, "
May 29, 2012
The new holistic dog food company who moved in next door a few weeks ago was having an open house so all three of us thought it would be fruitful to be there. So far Saturdays
Due to the need for discretion during the early planning stages, Vicki requested that we wait on posting her first few weeks of blog posts until now. Vicki wrote this one on May 5. Don't worry;
May 10, 2012
Due to the need for discretion during the early planning stages, Vicki requested that we wait on posting her first few weeks of blog posts until now. Vicki wrote this one on April 4. Don't worry;
Due to the need for discretion during the early planning stages, Vicki requested that we wait on posting her first few weeks of blog posts until now. Vicki wrote this one on March 11. Don't worry;
April 27, 2012
You want to market to clients but can’t figure out how to get the most bang for your buck. How do you make the most of all the advertising mediums open to you?
April 26, 2012
So you football fans already know the meaning of second and first, but for those who do not keep up with sports: I am making this reference in regard to the second business quarter, the first
April 24, 2012
Due to the need for discretion during the early planning stages, Vicki requested that we wait on posting her first few weeks of blog posts until now. Vicki wrote this one on March 2. Don't worry;
April 23, 2012
Getting teens prepared for their big day can mean more than a one-time client. It can mark the beginning of a relationship that lasts for years.
April 20, 2012
Yeah, I'm sorta on a pricing/value kick this week.Even more important than setting the right prices is convincing customers that those prices represent a fair ratio of price to value for what they're getting.I was listening
April 16, 2012
Partner Agreement Liability insuranceBiz LicenseEstablishment licenseOccupancy LicenseSalon Branding WebsiteFacebookE-mailWhat we have to have to open:Security depositRent 3 mani tables3 tech chairs3 client chairs3 pedi chairs3 pedi bowls3 pitchersPedi Platform3 Footstools100 TowelsBusiness cardsCell PhoneLogoSignage Trash cans BrochureWindow
Editor's Note: Congratulations to Karyn for successfully making it through her first year as a new salon owner! You can read all of Karyn's posts by clicking on the Karyn tag at the left column of
April 12, 2012
I’ve been finding that the most random situations are tuning into amazing Marketing Opportunities.Random Incident #1: I was walking back to the shop in the afternoon with my son and his grandma. A lady behind us
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