WEATHERING THE STORM: PICKING UP THE PIECES AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY

By Laurel Nelson, contributing writer with Salon Today   In late August, Hurricane Harvey blew through Houston, flooding the city and leaving thousands of people homeless. When Harvey finally passed, Josephine’s Salon and Spas owner Vivian Yeh breathed a sigh of relief. Her home was intact and her three salon locations were also fine, with only minimal… Read more »

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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WINNING AT THE REFERRAL GAME

By Laurel Nelson, contributing writer with Salon Today   When Sherrie Fernandez-Vila, a senior stylist at Green Apple Salon in Houston, Texas, heard her salon was going to be part of Neill Corporation’s summer referral contest, she had one immediate thought: “I’m going to win this.” And she did. A naturally competitive person, Fernandez-Vila, who has been a stylist for… Read more »

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Credit Card Processing: One Simple Change to Boost Your Bottom Line

Poring over line items to make cuts in a budget is tedious, stressful and time consuming. But as every small business owner knows, it’s also necessary. And if you’re looking at making staff changes, it can be downright painful. But Jim Pacifico, founder of World Class Financial Services, says there’s one item that’s simple and… Read more »

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5 Tips for an Easy and Successful Fundraising Event

When Berenice’s Salon in Denver was putting together ideas for their Earth Month fundraising, they knew they wanted to do something cool and involve the neighborhood. Ice cream, anyone? They reached out to a popular local ice cream shop, Sweet Cooie’s, and their next-door neighbor, the Under the Umbrella Coffee Shop. Sweet Cooie’s donated ice… Read more »

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