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Majority Rules

April 24, 2009  | 

Your time is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. It's that simple. Quite frankly, I think my own time is worth, oh, say, $3,000 an hour plus all the latte I can drink. But

Keywords: marketing/promotions   money  

Slightly Competitive

February 9, 2009  | 

With all the news and gloom and whining about The Economy these days, I’ve noticed something about myself ... I might be slightly competitive. For starters, at least in my specific location, most of the individuals and

Keywords: marketing/promotions   money  

Bradford, Pennsylvania

February 2, 2009  | 

That's where the BF's family is from. (How am I supposed to say that? Any way I form that sentence to NOT end in a preposition, it sounds stupid!) It's an itty bitty town on the

Keywords: money  

Lost and Found

January 30, 2009  | 

The BF and I go rounds on a regular basis about the way businesses use the term “lost.” He insists that most of the time when a business says they’ve “lost” money, what they really mean

Keywords: money  

What a Turn Around

December 5, 2008  | 

Wednesdays are supposed to be my “getting s**t done” day but lately my Wednesdays have been filled with running errands with my mom instead of running my own errands. So here I am trying to get

Keywords: clients   money  

Yawn, Stretch ... Whuh? OH!

December 2, 2008  | 

You’d think that with four days off in a row you’d have logged onto the NAILS website Monday morning, clicked the link to your favorite blog, and been greeted with a shining new entry from Maggie.

Keywords: clients   money  

Bank Turn You Down for a Loan? Try On Deck Capital

December 1, 2008  | Article

On Deck Capital awards loans based upon business performance and cash flow, instead of relying solely on the personal credit history of the business owner.

Keywords: money   salon finances   sustainable business  

In the Trenches

November 3, 2008  | 

That’s what they said when they asked me to do this blog. They said they wanted someone who is working “in the trenches.” Which I interpret as meaning someone who is a working nail tech, making

Keywords: money  

How Do You NOT Know?

October 16, 2008  | 

So, by now most of you have probably heard of, or even seen, “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” on Bravo. There was some buzz about it over on the mailing list at a couple of weeks ago

Keywords:   money  

Money, Money, Money

September 1, 2008  | Article

A "Money Manicure" using replicas of $100 bills on each nail makes a client feel like at least a thousand bucks.

Keywords: money   nail art  

Weather Any Financial Storm With Planning

August 1, 2008  | Article

Those feeling the pinch of these uncertain economic times may take issue with the old adage that the beauty industry is recession-proof. Being recession-proof, says Strategies’ Neil Ducoff, has nothing to do with the industry and everything to do with business planning. Here are his strategies to recession-proof your business.

Keywords: economy   money   recession   salon finances  

Take a tip from…NSI’s Risé Carter

March 1, 2008  | Article

NSI's Risé Carter offers some tips on saving money in the salon.

Keywords: keeping your business competitive   money   NSI   salon finances  

Let’s Swap

February 1, 2008  | Article

Before there were dollars and cents— in fact before there was any kind of currency — there was barter. You give me this and I’ll give you that. From other professional service providers (dentists, electricians, yoga teachers) to weekend getaways, nail techs are still using this practice today.

Keywords: bartering   business   money   service pricing  

Can A Nail Tech Assistant Help Your Salon?

August 1, 2007  | Article

Bartenders have barbacks, helping to keep glasses clean and bars well-stocked, and hair stylists have assistants, helping to clean and prep the hair for styling, so what about nail techs? Can hiring cosmetology students or new graduates as assistants help your salon make more money?

Keywords: business   keeping your business competitive   money   nail tech assistants   recruiting  

When the Economy Slows, Smart Salons Adapt

June 1, 2007  | Article

While the thought of an economic slowdown — or other financial challenge — can be scary, it can also be the catalyst for change. Take heart and learn from the struggles and strategies of two business owners who came out on top.

Keywords: customer service   economy   money   natural disasters   taxes  

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