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October 10, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Ananda In The Himalayas ready to "spoil you silly"
    The spa at Ananda in the Himalayas promises to "spoil you silly" with spa treatments and attendants ready to fulfill any unmet needs. Ananda offers regional cuisine, yoga, philosophical talks and "wellness wines" that are lower in alcohol and sugar. "There's a palpably peaceful energy here," writes reviewer Ann Abel. Forbes (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Rundown 
  • New Polished Nail Bars open in Bermuda
    Polished Nail Bar has opened two new locations in Bermuda. Express service is offered to customers at the location inside the Gibbons Company in Hamilton. The Reid Street location provides a more relaxed, spalike atmosphere. Both locations offer a "menu of scrumptious manicures and pedicures aimed at delivering a unique experience for both local residents or tourists all packaged with a very London vibe," said nail technician Louise Richardson. The Royal Gazette (Bermuda) (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • 5 tips for building a respectable business
    If you want your business to be respected, you have to act ethically at all times, writes Michael Hess of Skooba Design. "[E]veryone you deal with -- customers, employees, suppliers, investors and others -- must know unquestionably that you will always, always do the right thing and that your intentions are always pure," he writes. You should also keep your promises and focus on treating other people well, he writes. CBS MoneyWatch (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Small-business optimism nearly unchanged, report says
    Optimism by small-business owners declined 0.1% in September compared with the previous month, the National Federation of Independent Business reports. "[O]wners are in maintenance mode; spending only when necessary and not hiring, expanding or ordering more inventories until the future becomes more 'certain,' " said William Dunkelberg, NFIB's chief economist. The Hill/On the Money blog (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Highlighting a company's unique value can draw customers
    A Unique Value Proposition, or UVP, can catch a customer's attention and teach them about the benefits a company offers. A UVP quickly tells customers what makes your company different and worth their time. Some examples include BMW whose UVP is Ultimate Driving Machine or Google's promise to "find what you want quicker." Inc. online/Herding Gazelles blog (free registration) (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • Corporate owners must be on the payroll to avoid IRS trouble
    If your company is a corporation, owners must be on the payroll, writes Bonnie Lee. S Corporation owners are allowed to take advances on profits, but only if they are paying themselves a reasonable wage. Many S Corporations have been audited for abusing the rules, Lee writes. She offers other valuable advice on hiring relatives and why it's not a good idea to pay employees under the table. Fox Business Small Business Center (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Gastric-bypass patients seek discounted restaurant meals
    Some patients who have had gastric-bypass operations are being given wallet-sized cards on which their surgeons certify that they received the stomach-shrinking surgical procedure. The idea is that presenting the card ought to win the patient the right to order off the children's menu in restaurants or receive discounts at all-you-can-eat venues. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ISPA Info 
  • Innovative ideas from your spa industry peers
    Innovate, one of three sessions during ISPA's new Project: INFUSE, will feature presentations from spa professionals outlining their most innovative and successful spa initiatives. The speakers have been announced and the topics set for this new and exciting session. Visit to see the lineup! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo Sponsor Spotlight: The Spoiled Mama
    Pregnant and new mamas deserve to be spoiled everyday with not only healthy skin care, but with products that are organic and toxin-free. The Spoiled Mama offers pregnancy skin care in retail and back bar that improves the appearance of stretch marks, scars and melasma, safely and effectively. Visit ISPA’s Silver Sponsor during Morning Refreshers each day of the ISPA Conference & Expo for your Spoiled Mama Spa Kit! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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