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Straight Talk for Salon Professionals

Popular blogger Tina Alberino (“This Ugly Beauty Business” and “Nail Tech Reality Check”) has written the ultimate guide to navigating our industry.

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Love the Age You Are: How to Navigate Your Nail Tech Career Through Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned professional, developing a sustainable nail tech career means taking care of your fiscal — as well as physical — well-being.

SBA’s Online Tool Connects Entrepreneurs to Capital

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a first-of-its-kind tool on the federal agency’s website that allows entrepreneurs looking for a small business loan to get matched with an SBA lender.

Easy Money, Square Deal

Square — makers of the popular mobile credit card reader — recently launched a program called Square Capital that can help small businesses using Square get financing.

Run Your Booth Better

Milady’s Booth Renting 101: A Guide for the Independent Stylist is a must-have guide for booth renters looking to start and successfully run a booth rental business.

Funding Your Salon

Before the ribbon cutting, before the first appointment is booked, and before the lights get turned on, you’ve got to find the financial muscle to make this dream come true.

Mixing Business With Friendship

Want to open a salon with a family member or bestie? Great! But first make sure you are fully prepared, from both legal and emotional standpoints.

One Step at a Time to Open Your Own Salon

“I wasn’t happy in the salon I worked in so every day I put $20 away and my step-sister Andrea Conde — a cosmetologist — also started to put $20 a day away,” says Christina Litster. “

All the Single Ladies

We often hear stories from techs who credit their spouse for carrying the financial burden while they built their nail business. But what if that’s not an option?

Know Your Options for Finding Financing

With banks more reluctant than ever to lend to small businesses, salons must often look elsewhere for financing. There are several options available should your business fall outside the scope of traditional bank financing.

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