Monday, December 16, 2019

The Tempting Illusion of “Guaranteed Success”

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Everywhere you look, coaches, consultants, motivational speakers, and educators in our industry are peddling the lie that anyone can be successful...

What You Need to Know Before Opening a Nail Salon

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Nail salons can generate a profit, but they're very high overhead businesses, plagued with staffing challenges. They're also vulnerable during economic downturns....

“Charge Your Worth” and More Vague Business Advice You Should Ignore

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Some pieces of advice really need to slide quietly into obscurity, but these three—for some reason—just won't die. We've all heard these...

Florida SB 1640 and HB 27: The Good and The Bad

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Surprise, surprise. Florida legislators have proposed some shortsighted legislation that aggravates the problem they're purporting to correct. (Anyone shocked? As a Florida...

This Ugly Beauty Business: The Store – Downloadable Items

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I wanted to make a helpful post describing the items you can get from our store as we have seen a lot...

3 Times to Refuse a Service

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You found the perfect space, signed your lease, and your husband (let’s call him "Derek") helped stick fifty rolls of damask wallpaper all...

Washington State SB 5326: What does it mean for booth rental?

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First things first, SB 5326 bears absolutely no resemblance to the Dynamex ruling in California. The Dynamex ruling was a clarification and simplification...

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Wait Until “Someday”

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You’ve got dreams—big dreams—all with the same deadline: “Some day.” You also have a long list of excuses that you have so quaintly named...

[AASM] “What does booth or suite rent cost on average?”

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“I’m about to graduate beauty school and I think I want to rent, but I don’t know what the costs typically are....

Understanding Competition

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“It seems people in this industry are all about money. Isn’t it about watching each other succeed?” Current and...

[NOW AVAILABLE] Salon Ownership and Management: The Definitive Guide to the...

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It took four long years, but my next book can now be purchased! Avoid the mistakes that doom so many salon owners...

Dynamex and the ABC Test: What California Salon Owners Need to...

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Recently, California switched from the Borello test to a more simplified ABC test to determine whether a worker is truly an independent...

5 Quick Self-Management Tips for Self-Employed Professionals

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Self-employment can be as liberating as it is stressful. Here are five quick tips for being the best boss you’ve ever had.

Solving the Beauty Industry’s Accountability Problem

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It seems we’re holding everyone responsible for their actions, using the power of social media to publicly shame shameful people. Abusers, harassers, racists, thieves,...

Theft of Services: When a Client Refuses to Pay

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It seems like every week this month, we've heard a new story of a salon owner who has gone to extremes to...

The Self-Employment Preparedness Checklist for Beauty Professionals

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Self-employment isn't easy and anyone who told you otherwise was either lying or had the tools and knowledge necessary to pave the way for...

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