How To Effectively Manage Your Salon Staff

salon staff management feature

Whether you’ve managed a salon for years, or are weighing the benefits and costs of doing so, the inevitable question becomes, “How can I effectively manage my staff?” Odds are you entered into the world of salon management because you love the creative minds you are able to interact with on a daily basis. However, this creates tricky situations when those creative minds become employees or renters. It’s no secret that in a tip or commission driven environment, the tone can quickly become cut-throat. Read More

Now Firing: 4 Tips to a Smooth Separation

Today’s post was written by Monnica Manuel. Monnica is a business blogger, corporate trainer and sales consultant with a passion for helping businesses and organizations achieve success in their daily operations.

Now Firing

If you’ve ever had to handle a “separation” for an organization, or had to be the one to make the decision to separate from someone, then you know that it can be an unpleasant experience and is not to be taken lightly. Even if you haven’t been there before, in a professional setting, you may have experienced it on a personal level. The reality is that this can actually be a healthy process despite it’s discomfort if it’s done at the right time and for the right reasons. Read More

How Stressed Are You?



It’s 10 p.m . . . what are you doing right now? Ordering inventory online? Paying invoices? Trying to sleep but worrying about your mounting business debt? You’re not alone. Stress is a common problem for Americans, but particularly for small business owners, who get a double dose from both personal and business factors.

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Reflecting on Labor Day



During the nineteenth century, workers in the United States worked long days in tough conditions. With the introduction of factories and a huge migration in to large cities, workers found themselves abandoning the natural work cycle that depended on the sun and instead punching a time clock. The more hours a worker worked, the more product was produced. In steel mills and slaughterhouses, on production lines and sewing floors, workers spent as many as 17 hours a day working at a frantic pace in order to keep their jobs. Thanks to the labor movement, that’s all changed. Kind of . . .

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8 Ways to Go Back to School for Professionals


Back to School

It’s August – time for kids across the country to start getting ready to go back to school. I love the smell of those new crayons, the bright, un-sullied canvas of the new backpacks, the anticipation of new knowledge being imparted to tomorrow’s leaders. This time of year, not only do I eagerly await the kids’ return to the halls of academia, I also start feeing like I need to be adding knowledge to my own lexicon.

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7 Reasons To Hire an Intern & 3 Reasons Not To


Help Wanted

Every spring, hordes of college juniors and seniors pound the pavement, looking for an internship that will help them gain experience and make them more employable after graduation. Your business may benefit from having an intern around this summer, but before you post an ad on Craig’s List, do your homework and make sure an internship is a good fit for both you and a student.

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National Volunteer Week



Imagine that your company could make a tangible difference in your community, improve employee morale, increase your employee’s skills and project a positive image, all in the course of one day. This week, companies all across the country are doing just that as they become engaged in their communities through volunteer work as part of National Volunteer Week.

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