Category: Best Practices

Headquarters cuts to the future of local business

This article and featured photo were originally posted at LAPrensasa.com What started with an entrepreneurial streak from a family business led William Dickey to recently open his new hair salon—on wheels. Headquarters, located at 2301 San Pedro Ave. inside the Rose Bush, is ready to showcase a different kind of business in the food truck lot.… Read more »

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Outperforming Online: Why Salons Should Win At Retail

By Laurel Nelson, contributing writer with Salon Today   Attendees of Serious Business come to New Orleans every year for inspiration, motivation, and most of all—practical advice. This year’s event in January did not disappoint, with speakers covering everything from in-salon education programs to front desk profitability, to developing a men’s business. But perhaps the hottest topic of all was retail. Bob… Read more »

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Insta-Gratification

By Laurel Nelson, contributing writer with Salon Today   Social media influencers are making their mark on the beauty world, one photo at a time. Masters of multi-tasking, these savvy stylists are setting trends, seeing clients and promoting products all in one seemingly effortless Instagram post. But effortless, it isn’t. Behind the scenes, these influencers… 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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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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