March 17, 2011
Plug a little plastic cube into the audio jack of your phone and you can use it to accept credit cards. Square (www.squareup.com) is a smartphone app that enables anyone to accept payment cards.
Keywords: business business tools money smartphone apps smartphones
March 4, 2011
When I started doing nails I spent my days sitting at my desk with nothing to do but paint sample nail art on tips and stare challengingly at the phone — daring it to ring. I
Keywords: clients money
January 13, 2011
A financial advisor teaches you how to make the most of your hard-earned dollars. Her three-step plan requires you to commit to saving, make it a habit, and allocate wisely.
Keywords: career handbook finance money newbie retirement
January 1, 2011
How much would it be worth to you to have clients pay up to two months in advance? Kim Hanzlik, owner of Nails, Hands, Feet and Toes in Winnemucca, Nev., offers clients the option of paying in advance and discounts their service by $5 as an incentive.
Keywords: money service pricing
December 29, 2010
Whew! The last month has been busy for me! That sort of busy that leaves you sleep-deprived and hysterical and ready to snap, but not in debt at the end of the holidays. Well, that is,
Keywords: clients money
November 22, 2010
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Every day there are opportunities to save, and it’s really easy to do once you identify where the waste is happening. From buying bulk sizes to shopping for furniture at a swap meet, these little things can make a difference in your budget.
Keywords: economy money
October 13, 2010
Oh heavens! How I hate these words.I know. I know there are areas where the economy really does suck. I live in California. You know how deep in poo California is? It's a mess, seriously. Mostly
October 1, 2010
We know we should be saving for retirement — or taxes, or that vacation — but often we can’t seem to find a way. A free service called Auto-Save from Integrity Payment Systems automatically deducts a pre-determined amount each time a client pays with a credit card and deposits the amounts into an interest-bearing, no-minimum savings account.
Keywords: business finance keeping your business competitive money taxes
October 1, 2010
“Why give away your time for free when you can be charging for it?” asks Elaine Watson, Star Nails’ global education director and vice president of marketing and sales.
Keywords: business finance money service pricing soak-off gels
September 17, 2010
My current hairstylist is a former client. I did her nails all through her high school days, then she bailed home-town Visalia for the sunny shores of San Diego, where she did some college, found a
Keywords: money professionalism
August 11, 2010
I started doing nails when I was 22 — PFFT! Who am I kidding? I started doing nails when I was 15! But I started my career as a nail professional when I was 22. Either
Keywords: money nail tech issues
June 1, 2010
From saving money on products to developing an efficient schedule, salon coaches offer practical advice behind the cliché.
Keywords: business building career handbook learning new techniques marketing/promotions money
March 1, 2010
Part art, part science, pricing your services is one of the most important and delicate tasks you’ll undertake in the salon. And no two salon owners approach it quite the same. We asked readers: How do you decide how much to charge for a particular service?
Keywords: add-on services business economy keeping your business competitive money
January 4, 2010
Advertising. Need I say more? We all know we need to do it. We all know you have to spend money to make it. But why does making money have to cost so much money? Let's face it.
Keywords: marketing/promotions money
December 1, 2009
Are you looking to make improvements to your salon, catch up on bills, or bring in inventory, but can’t get access to cash? Merchant Capital Source (MCS) provides working capital to salons that are either unable to obtain a traditional bank loan or have “maxed out” their available credit.
Keywords: money salon finances