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October 23, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Bay Area spas offer relaxation with tech industry clientele in mind
    New technology-inspired spas are cropping up to cater specially to San Francisco and Silicon Valley's tech communities with treatments that focus on dry skin or hands and necks stiff from working at a computer screen for much of the day. Stressed-out tech entrepreneurs can try Spa 2.0 and Time Rituals for massages while Själ Facial and Titan Skin Tightening work to improve skin with advanced biotechnology treatments. San Francisco Chronicle (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Arab men make up growing share of plastic surgery patients
    Plastic surgery has become increasingly popular with men in the Arab world, said Lebanese plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Toni Nassar, who added that recent data shows that 25% of plastic surgery patients in the region are men. "Plastic surgeries are now mainstream and not just a fad or marginal issue" in the Arab world, he said. Kuwait Times (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Hoteliers shift to long-term view in upgrading amenities
    Amenity creep is gradually returning in the hotel industry in the wake of the economic downturn, but this time operators are being careful to pick amenity upgrades that provide value in the long term, this feature says. "It's not just about adding the next best alarm clock with a shelf life of three months, it's about products that will drive rate," said Mark Van Amerongen, a senior vice president at Prism Hotels & Resorts. (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • Business owners' tips for more productive meetings
    You can make your meetings more productive by setting a clear purpose, inviting only those people who actually need to be there and sticking to the schedule, entrepreneurs say. "Try putting an egg timer on the middle of the table; its presence will remind everyone to get to the point," Brent Beshore of AdVentures suggests. The Washington Post (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What every business owner needs to know about credit cards
    Research shows that incurring credit card debt can increase a company's odds of failure so it's a good idea to explore other funding sources whenever possible, Odysseas Papadimitriou of Evolution Finance writes. "Credit cards typically have higher interest rates than other funding sources, after all, and until recently they were known for volatile terms that could change at the drop of a hat," he notes. It's also important to understand that business credit cards are not subject to CARD Act reforms and these cards will not protect your personal finances. B2C Marketing Insider (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • Avoid these common small-business tax trip-ups
    Business owners should strive to separate their personal and business spending, and to keep track of the receipts they gather in the course of running their companies, Angie Mohr writes. "[Y]ou can't deduct what you don't document, and you could end up paying more taxes on your business income than you need to." Company owners should also understand that barter transactions count may count as taxable income, she notes. Intuit Small Business Blog (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ISPA Info 
  • Thank you to the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo exhibitors and sponsors!
    ISPA would like to thank all of the companies who participated in the 2012 Conference & Expo as an exhibitor and/or sponsor. ISPA couldn't do it without your support. Please show your support for these amazing companies by checking out the list of the 2012 exhibitors and sponsors. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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