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News Archive for October, 2013

Plan to Dominate in 2014

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Believe it or not, 2014 will be here before you know it, and as Inc. contributor Lewis Howes explains, you’re better off not wait until New Year’s Eve to make your resolutions to improve your business. The article “Planning Ahead: …

9 of 10 Salons Teach Procedures One-On-One

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

In a recent poll, nearly 90 percent of indoor tanning businesses said they use one-on-one training to teach employees salon procedures.

Just 13 percent combined said they primarily use salon manuals, videos, or other forms of training.

One-on-one instruction …

Bad Sales Techniques Could Be Costing You

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Do you ever wonder if you’re doing it wrong? Is there something you could be doing differently, without changing location, personnel or advertising that could dramatically increase your sales? Even if you’re pretty efficient at converting sales, there’s always something

Balancing Your Many Roles in Life

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Balance your roles at work and at home effectively so as to not make either side suffer, with advice from the Harvard Business Review article “How to Juggle Multiple Roles.” Within your life outside of work, you have several sub-roles: …

Celebrate ‘Vitamin D Day’ this Saturday

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Join the vitamin D community this Saturday, Nov. 2, in support of Vitamin D Day, a day to recognize  deficiency of the sunshine vitamin as a world problem.

According to the Vitamin D Day website: “Researchers agree that at …

Smart Marketing: A New Way to Swipe

Monday, October 28th, 2013

It has been more than a decade since the first credit card machine became widely used in small businesses. At that time, the merchant process was simple: insert card, lay carbon paper over top and slide. The behind-the-scents processing was …

Salons Selling Accessories Not Related to Tanning: Poll

Friday, October 25th, 2013

According to a recent poll, just under 40 percent of indoor tanning businesses sell jewelry, handbags, and/or other accessories.

Much like diversifying by offering spa and other services, selling accessories and other retail products can help steady your cash …

These Companies Won by Putting Customer Experience First

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

With all the customer options available today, businesses win and lose based on the feeling they give customers, not features or prices, according to the article “Why Customer Experience Is King.” The article describes some prime examples of companies …