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Bad Capitalists

August 1, 2012  | Blog Post

Why is it that we — yes “we,” as in the embarrassing majority of the people who work in our industry — think that it’s reasonable to expect a break on rent if we’re only going

Keywords: money management  

Am I Supposed to Haggle?

July 13, 2012  | Blog Post

For everyone who spends as much time looking at photos of nails as I do, especially if you look at a lot of domestic nail art (“domestic” for the U.S. techs, that is), you’ve probably been

Keywords: money management  

$300 a Week

July 11, 2012  | Blog Post

I started my first job as a professional manicurist in 1992. The job I had previous to doing nails put about $200 into my bank account each week and that had been sufficient to cover my

Keywords: money management  

Value Pricing

April 20, 2012  | Blog Post

Yeah, I'm sorta on a pricing/value kick this week.Even more important than setting the right prices is convincing customers that those prices represent a fair ratio of price to value for what they're getting.I was listening

Keywords: Art of Nailz   marketing/promotions   money management  

Stuck in the Middle

April 18, 2012  | Blog Post

Setting the right pricing for services is a non-stop nightmare. If I set my prices too low, I spend all my time defending my decisions to my colleagues. If I set them too high, I spend

Keywords: clients   money management  

Kupa Awards $300 Shopping Spree to One Lucky Student a Month

April 13, 2012  | Article

Enter the Kupa Monthly Student Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $300 shopping spree at

Keywords: electric files   KUPA   money management  

Tasty, Tasty Worms

January 26, 2012  | Blog Post

I want to write a post about Groupon.  I know many of my colleagues, including several of my most respected peers in the industry, have had some experience with Groupon from a merchant's point of view

Keywords: marketing/promotions   money management  

A Year in Reflection

January 3, 2012  | Blog Post

Whew, last week was a whirlwind for me. Today, I am back at work, starting the new year with a little more clarity, if not less chaos.Meanwhile, I spent my weekend hanging around the house, baking

Keywords: marketing/promotions   money management  

If You Build It ...

September 16, 2011  | Blog Post

... you might be sitting in it for a long time before they come. I always find myself wondering why people decide to go to nail school. So many people do it for so many reasons. Many of

Keywords: money management   nail tech issues  

Math for the Self-Employed

August 5, 2011  | Blog Post

Ever talk to another self-employed person about finances? Specifically about income? It never ceases to amuse and befuddle me.For one thing, I do my own bookkeeping and my own taxes. This might go a long way

Keywords: money management  

The Shoes Are Winning

August 3, 2011  | Blog Post

I think I'm getting old. Old enough to fret about insurance and retirement and whether or not I will physically be able to continue doing nails until I'm ready to retire ... or at least until

Keywords: money management  

Debit Card Fees to Reduce by 80% July 21

June 13, 2011  | News

The U.S. Senate voted down a proposal that would have delayed the change in fee regulations for two more years.  

Keywords: legislation   money management  

Follow the Money

May 19, 2011  | Article

For booth renters and salon owners, keeping track of income and expenses is not the most exciting task, but it’s a necessary one.  Keeping your business records in order will not only keep Uncle Sam smiling, it will enable you to understand your financial footing.

Keywords: booth rental   business tools   income   money management   taxes  

How Gel Polish Saved My Life

April 15, 2011  | Blog Post

Ok, not my life exactly, but probably several hundred dollars in taxes. Whew. First, I subtotaled all those receipts and calculated my gross receipts for 2010 only to break down in tears at the discovery that

Keywords: money management  

Ready, Set, File

March 20, 2011  | Article

As the April filing date nears, it’s time to double-check deductions and start planning for next year. Whether you are a one-station booth renter or a salon with multiple locations, you will want to make the most of every advantage the tax laws allow.

Keywords: Business   money management   taxes  


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