June 1, 2008
In this occasional series, we follow along as Adrienne, a mother of two who just moved with her husband to North Carolina, works to rebuild her nail business from scratch. She’s working with Heather, a certified salon success coach, to help her succeed. If you missed the first installment, see NAILS February issue or visit The Coaching Chronicles blog (updated twice weekly) at http://blogs.nailsmag.com/coach.
Keywords: add-on services blogs building your clientele marketing/promotions networking
March 1, 2008
Hannah Lee's letter from the editor.
Keywords: continuing education networking On My Mind
January 1, 2008
Nail Those Profits At Sea (NTP), an educational cruise for nail techs, has been sailing the waters of the Caribbean and Mexico for more than 17 years. This year we ventured into new territory and took to the northern seas of Alaska. Nail education, networking, and plenty of fun were in order as we set sail in August on the Carnival Spirit.
Keywords: education glitter gels networking Vicki Peters
June 1, 2007
Don't be afraid to reach out to a podiatrist for sharing referrals. They may be just as interested as you are in building business. Act professional and you'll be treated professionally.
Keywords: building your clientele networking referrals working with doctors
August 1, 2006
Despite the mutual benefits, it can be tough to cultivate a referral relationship with a local podiatrist or other medical professional. Podiatrist and nail industry educator Dennis Arnold tells NAILS’ readers how to approach a local practitioner and establish a working relationship that benefits everyone — especially your clients.
Keywords: networking pedicures podiatrists referrals working with doctors
April 1, 2006
From revisiting your goals to hiring a coach, here are 10 powerful and practical steps you can take — beginning today — to propel yourself into action and success.
Keywords: business business building coaching marketing/promotions networking
April 1, 2006
From revisting your goals to hiring a coach, here are 10 powerful and practical steps you can take — beginning today — to propel yourself into action and success.
Keywords: business business tools customer service networking professional consultants
October 1, 2005
Need a good reason to get more business education? Salon owner Millie Haynam highlights the importance of not just relying on your technical prowess. From marketing and money management to people skills and PR, business skills are vital to making your salon a success.
Keywords: continuing education marketing/promotions networking owner issues retailing
January 1, 2002
Louis Mattassi shares ideas on getting a mentor and bringing dress code discipline to a salon.
Keywords: dress codes home salons mentoring networking
January 1, 2002
A new salon owner shares her hard-earned wisdom to help make the process of striking out on your own a little easier.
Keywords: business building business plans networking opening a new salon work life balance
August 1, 2001
Taking a cue from Steven Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people”, the NAILS editorial team identified seven characteristics, or habits, of the highly successful nail technicians we’ve met over the past 18 years.
Keywords: continuing education Debbie Krakalovich Diana Bonn industry activism keeping your business competitive
April 1, 2001
When it comes to our careers, we could all use a wise and trusted counselor. Whether you’re a new nail tech just coming out of school or have been in the industry awhile and are looking for some direction, one of the best ideas is to find a mentor who will show you the way.
Keywords: continuing education mentoring networking
October 1, 1996
It’s not always easy to network with other salon owners, since all of us are so busy, and many of us keep our business dealings “close to the vest.”
Keywords: Australian nail industry international networking Paula Gilmore service pricing
July 1, 1988