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October 24, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Ohio salon reaches 40-year milestone
    From small beginnings, The Castilian and Company Salon and Spa has grown to 21 stations, a full range of services, and is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Englewood, Ohio, salon is known for its bridal-party services and long-lasting manicures. Dayton Daily News (Ohio) (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Enhance nail salon profits with these add-ons
    Paraffin dip, hand waxing, reverse French manicures: These are just some of the added services nail salons can offer to increase profits, says nail expert Candice Manacchio. Others: custom-blended nail polish, age-spot removal, nail whitening and arm massage. (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Airport amenities attract stressed, waiting travelers
    According to an Airports Council International-North America study of 89 airports, more than a dozen hubs offer spa services. The study examined airport amenities that have become popular as stressed travelers spend more time in airports, such as spa services, wine tastings and pet hotels. USA Today (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • 5 steps to reassessing your prices
    It might be time to adjust your pricing if you could generate more profits by doing so. This article provides a five-step process for determining whether it's time to make a change. The steps include gathering data, developing key questions and projecting possible outcomes. (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Say it with more than words
    To communicate more clearly and even boost sales, maintain eye contact when you speak and mirror the listener's body language, says Christine Corelli, president and chief creative officer of Christine Corelli & Associates. Other tips: Use your hands to gesture, but don't touch your face or fiddle with objects, and remember to speak clearly and not stand too close to the listener. Intuit Small Business Blog (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Firm's Web sharing may boost sales, founder says
    Click With Me Now is a company that provides technology allowing customers to share Web pages with others in real time, and shoppers may use it to get friends' advice on buying decisions, says company co-founder Brian Handrigan. The Web sharing allows the user to show a page without revealing private information on it. (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • Tax changes not as dire as suggested, expert says
    The expiration of Bush-era tax cuts might not have as dramatic an effect on small businesses as some have suggested, writes Tony Nitti, CPA and tax partner in WS+B's National Tax Service Group. It all depends on whether one's definition of small business includes the wealthiest Americans, some of whom operate small businesses on the side, he writes. Forbes (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Old airplane becomes a kindergarten facility
    A man has turned an old airplane into a kindergarten in Rustavi in the country of Georgia. The plane was bought for an unspecified amount and remodeling it took several months. There are 20 children at the kindergarten, with many more on the wait list. The Telegraph (London) (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • How to establish a better relationship with your finance department
    Want to improve communication with your finance department? Tune into ISPA’s next member webinar with Conference & Expo Professional Development Session speaker Ben Campsey as he offers tips on how to establish a better relationship with your finance department. Register now for the session on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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