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News Archive for July, 2013

Identifying the Perfect Price Point

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

To find the optimal price point for your services and products, you need to know a lot more than how much it costs you and what your competitors charge, the Entrepreneur.com article “10 Questions to Ask When Pricing Your Product” …

Low ‘D’ Linked to Physical Limitations

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Older people with low vitamin D levels are more likely to struggle with daily physical activities like walking up and down stairs, dressing and undressing, and cutting their toenails, a new study shows.

The research, published in The Journal of

Consultant’s Corner: Do You Think You’re Too Smart for the Room?

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

By Grant Miller, Salon Consultant

Once again, I have the pleasure of teaching four brand new marketing sessions at this year’s annual Smart Tan Downtown conference and trade show in Nashville.

Even before I started teaching from the stage, I …

Sun Exposure Leads to Better Sleep: Study

Friday, July 19th, 2013

In a recent study, workers exposed to sunlight through windows on the job got more sleep and reported higher quality of life than those without natural light access at work.

As reported by Forbes.com, workers with windows received 173 percent …

Strike a Balance Between Fast and Perfect

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

When it comes to business decisions, it’s usually better to make a “roughly right” choice quickly than to take too long for a more precise answer, the Harvard Business Review post “Make Good Decisions Faster” explains. But how do you …

All In:
July Member of the Month

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

As a bright-eyed teenager, Brad Blair pruned, planted and mowed his way into the business world. As he cared for 10 local homes for his small landscaping operation, he caught more than a few rays; Brad quickly became feverish with …

Majority of Salons Have No Marketing Employees

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

A recent SmartTan.com poll found that more than half of indoor tanning businesses do not have an employee specifically dedicated to their marketing efforts.

Sixty-one percent of salons said they do not have a designated marketing employee and the remaining …

Keep Your Employees From ‘Checking Out’

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

With new research showing just how widespread lack of engagement among U.S. employees is, learn more about fighting this issue from the Harvard Business Review blog post “Disengaged Employees? Do Something About It.” Recent data from Gallup shows that an …

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