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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 BeautyTech.com a couple of weeks ago

Keywords: BeautyTech.com   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  

My Biggest Challenge Is…

November 1, 2006  | Article

A career in the nail industry has its fair share of rewards, but with it can come issues that challenge even the most die-hard professional. From finding it difficult to retail products to being allergic to chemicals in the salon, it seems almost every nail tech has some concerns regarding her occupation.

Keywords: allergic reactions   communicating with customers   continuing education   cosmetology schools   customer service  

Is Your Pay Structure The Problem?

November 1, 2003  | Article

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  
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