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White-Hot Customer Service

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Recently, a waitress scowled at Rich when he told her the coffee burned his mouth. She said, “Listen honey, nobody wants lukewarm coffee.” Know what? She’s right. Lukewarm doesn’t cut it anywhere. Lukewarm is bland. Especially when you’re expecting some …

Taxes and Regulations

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

jun_10_canadaCanada is in the midst of the largest attack on the tanning community I have seen in the 26 years I’ve been in this business. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), along with the help of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), …

A Day in the Life: Desert Tan

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

jun_10_behindI have two loves in my life. Not only do I have the greatest 3-year-old son, Sylus, I am also lucky enough to be a thriving entrepreneur. I have owned Desert Tan in Flower Mound, Texas for a little over …

You are a Better Manager Than you Realize

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

My father taught me a few very valuable lessons about business and life.


1. You can learn from a fool. Some of the best ideas are the simplest ideas. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes that looks at things from …

Five Steps to Increased Sales

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

5-10_ask_trainer1. Personality: Increased sales comes down to one thing- connecting with your customers. It is vital that we prepare our staff right from the day of hire to interact with the customers. I honestly tell owners to hire based on …

Government and Tanning Salons

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

5-10_canadaEver since the IARC Report came out last year the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) have been turning up the heat in PR campaigns to get regulations for the tanning industry……FULL STORY

Everyday Shorts Discusses Its Hippie Brand

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

4-10-inspiredEveryday Shorts’ distributorship includes the fun and funky Hippie line. With trippy product names like Lava Lamp, Free Love and Flower Fox, and colorfully psychedelic bottles, the line will not ever go unnoticed by your customers……FULL STORY

Communicate with the Community, Not Just Our Customers

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

4-10-behindOne of the things that I feel strongly about as a tanning salon owner is getting involved and supporting the local community. Getting out and meeting people one-on-one gives them an opportunity to find out who we are. Once they …