September 1, 2010
For many potential clients, the Internet is their first stop in the search for salons. While a salon menu, contact information, and great pictures of your salon (and even your nails) are a necessity, a snazzy, snappy promo-video can really help set your salon apart from the rest.
Keywords: keeping your business competitive marketing/promotions promoting your services social media video training
July 1, 2010
“Best of” lists help raise a salon’s profile, improve their reputation, and build loyalty among their clientele. How do these salons make the list? And how can your salon get in on the action?
Keywords: marketing/promotions professional image promoting your services web marketing
July 1, 2010
Using free websites that distribute press releases to search engines can be an inexpensive and effective way to spread news and information about your salon.
Keywords: business business tools marketing/promotions web marketing
April 1, 2010
Today, more than ever, your clients use the Internet as extensions of their everyday lives.
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March 1, 2010
It’s sometimes instructive to take a look at the nail salon industry from the other side of the chair: the client’s side. That’s why it can be especially insightful to chat with a select breed of nail salon owner: the client-turned-salon entrepreneur.
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March 1, 2010
Recently, Groupon’s New York City website featured a $25 Hot Lavender Cream Manicure at Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa for just $12. When the day was over, Sweet Lily had sold 1,661 Groupons, far surpassing its 200-purchase minimum.
Keywords: advertising/promotions marketing/promotions web marketing
February 1, 2010
Blogs can be a wonderful outlet for personal creativity, as well as powerful business tools to help build a loyal clientele. Here are some things to remember if you decide to start your own blog.
Keywords: blogs business tools networking social media web marketing
November 16, 2009
Did you know the mysterious Google algorithm that determines your search page ranking favors websites that update their content frequently? So if it’s been a while since you’ve freshened up your site, a little tweaking may be in order; this will keep it interesting to both the search engines and to your clients.
Keywords: 2010 Project business building recession web marketing
November 10, 2009
For the last five years retailers have followed a trend that spa owners need to be aware of. Don’t forget the Internet. Four of the eight biggest retail e-mail volume days of the year occurred in the weeks before Christmas last year. These days actually have names, “Cyber Monday” (November 27) with the following three Mondays being referred to as “Echo Mondays” (December 4, 11 and 18). Sending out e-mails to your data base around these dates makes good sense.
Keywords: 2010 Project holidays recession web marketing
October 1, 2009
Nail technicians are advertising their skill on Craigslist.org, and for the most part, they've benefitted well from the experience.
Keywords: advertising/promotions marketing/promotions web marketing websites
September 1, 2009
Making a conscious effort to be green is important not only from an environmental point of view but also from a marketing and public relations point of view.
Keywords: green business recycled materials recycling web marketing
September 1, 2009
Young Nails’ Nail Art Gallery
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August 25, 2009
Last-minute openings in your appointment book are inevitable, but these days filling them can mean the difference between being able to pay all of your bills and, well, not being able to. Thankfully, up-to-the-minute social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are starting to hit their stride, just in time for you to take advantage of the marketing capabilities they have to offer.
Keywords: 2010 Project client scheduling Facebook marketing social media Twitter
August 1, 2009
Fill empty slots in your next day's schedule by using broadcast e-mail or a telephone call-in line.
Keywords: client scheduling time management web marketing
March 1, 2009
You’ve got your place on the web. Now… how do you get people to go there? Using smart search-engine optimization (SEO) techniques, such as using common keywords, and updating your site are two good places to start.
Keywords: business tools promoting your services web marketing