With Miami Spa Month in full swing, Acqualina Spa by ESPA, The Spa at the Miami Beach Edition and Remede Spa at the St. Regis Bal Harbour top this list of places to check out while discounts are still available.
The Rainforest Experience at Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico features eight hydrotherapy treatments with names such as Rain Walk, Brine Cavern and Vitality Pool. The Rainforest Indulgence option includes an hourlong massage.
England's Seaham Hall spa has created a Pink Gin & Prosecco Afternoon Tea experience for summer. Guests will be treated to "fresh handmade finger sandwiches, house made fruit and plain scones served with house made strawberry jam and Devonshire clotted cream, along with a selection of desserts, cakes and pastries."
Using the help of a local business development program, Nneka Gunn has opened a company to sell her natural beauty products. Many customers find Namaste Natural Beauty through word of mouth, and Gunn is building a website to focus on e-commerce.
The global hotel pipeline has more than 700,000 rooms currently under construction, including 187,000 in the US, according to STR. A tighter lending market is likely to slow the pace of future projects.
Small-business owners can find plenty of opportunities to fill gaps in the market, writes Greg Lisiewski, founder and CEO of Blispay. It's important to make use of mobile apps, offer financing plans to keep customers coming back and use services such as PayPal to make sales from anywhere.
Organic growth is typically seen in one of three ways: leaning on winning products, developing new avenues of growth, or optimizing sales, marketing and pricing, according to this McKinsey analysis. One key is for companies to look at each path and possibly deploy multiple, such as creating new products while also reallocating capital.
One of nonprofit group Unicode's tasks is to approve new emoji, with a subcommittee dedicated to reviewing proposals, writes Emily Price. The subcommittee rejects emoji that represent brands, with the process moving to a technical committee that meets four times each year.
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