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Pre-Booking Contest Progress Report

November 4, 2011  | Blog Post

Jill, those are all great ideas to help raise our pre-book percentage. I can’t wait to try some of the other ones out later in the year. We are going with the product-filled gift basket drawing

Keywords: Sandy Combs   scheduling  

More Pre-Booking Incentive Ideas

November 2, 2011  | Blog Post

This is the last week of our discussion about pre-booking. My hope is that you have really taken this to heart and taken action after reading our blog. All my posts throughout September and October have

Keywords: Jill Wilson   scheduling  

Offering the Right Incentive

October 28, 2011  | Blog Post

In the past I’ve run specials to try to entice clients to book their next appointment. I remember during my first year in business I would tell my clients that if they booked their next two

Keywords: Sandy Combs   scheduling  

Use Contests to Spur Pre-Booking

October 25, 2011  | Blog Post

Over the past few weeks we have talked about how important it is to pre-book your client’s next appointment. I’ve shown you the math and hopefully you’ve seen the light and realized what it means to

Keywords: Jill Wilson   scheduling  

Head Off the January Blues

October 24, 2011  | Blog Post

Photo: Nail competitor Elyse Perry took second in the Veteran Simply Salon category at the NW Nailtech Networking Retreat. I agree Jill, it is very important to make sure you are pre-booking during the holidays. For me,

Keywords: Sandy Combs   scheduling  

Practice Pre-Booking Now and Prevent the January Slump

October 19, 2011  | Blog Post

During the months of September and October we have been talking about pre-booking. We’ve discussed how important it is to your business and to your revenue. I have given you numerous ways to get your client

Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson   scheduling  

Scripting the Pre-Book

October 14, 2011  | Blog Post

I can really relate to the deflated feeling Jill talks about in her post when a client shoots down your pre-book offering. Early on in my career, as I mentioned before, this feeling happened to me a

Keywords: customer service   Sandy Combs   scheduling  

Making It Tough to Say No, Part 2

October 10, 2011  | Blog Post

Picking up from my last post, I’d like to discuss some ways you can respond if your client initially says no to your offer to pre-book. So after the appointment, I’ve walked my client to the front

Keywords: customer service   Jill Wilson   scheduling  

Pre-Booking: Hitting the Numbers

October 7, 2011  | Blog Post

I can speak to my experiences with using the tactics Jill recommends to improve my pre-book percentage. I have been doing really well for a long time at asking every client to book her next appointment

Keywords: customer service   Sandy Combs   scheduling  

Making It Tough to Say No, Part 1

October 5, 2011  | Blog Post

In my last post  I showed you the math of how much money can be lost by not pre-booking just one pedicure. Hopefully the math made sense to you and you’ve started to make the pre-book

Keywords: clients   Jill Wilson   scheduling  

Math, Not Magic

September 30, 2011  | Blog Post

When I graduated from cosmetology school I had no idea how to project my earnings. As I said before, I just waited for my client to call or to walk in. As a result many of

Keywords: customer service   profitablity   Sandy Combs   scheduling  

The Goal: 75% Pre-Booking Rate

September 16, 2011  | Blog Post

Pre-booking has transformed our business. When we started the salon our pre-book percentage was abysmal — something like 20% for the entire salon. The phones were ringing off of the hook and the front desk staff

Keywords: Sandy Combs   scheduling  

Put an End to No-Shows and Cancellations

November 3, 2010  | Blog Post

By Lauren Gartland, Inspiring Champions No-shows and cancellations are costing you more than just money. Consider what it is costing you in your life not to have boundaries or use business systems? If you have no-shows

Keywords: scheduling  

Super Systems

January 15, 2009  | Blog Post

Ever wonder why you can go to any Starbucks in any town, in any state and have the exact same experience? You guessed it: they have systems! They probably can't spell your drink but they can

Keywords: employee management   Heather Goodwin   retailing   scheduling  

Holiday Whirlwind

November 3, 2008  | Blog Post

As the holidays come closer, and life and work get even more hectic, staying on track with coaching and number crunching is both more challenging and more rewarding. Rewarding? Yes. I know what my goals need to

Keywords: scheduling  

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