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February 15, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • ESPA brings new treatments to Scotland's Carrick Spa
    ESPA has partnered with Carrick spa on the shores of Scotland's Loch Lomond to introduce a new menu of massages, facial and body treatments and wraps. "In 2012, we won the Good Spa Awards accolade for Scotland's best spa and this new launch will inevitably build on our 2012 award success," said the spa's operations director Anders George. (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hilton opens new spa and retreat in India
    The Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa in India features 99 villas surrounded by rice patties in the Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats. The spa offers more than 150 treatments and 72 acres for visitors to roam and relax. Hotel Management online (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dubai spa offers sweet treatment for feet
    Spaces Salon at the Oasis Centre in Dubai is offering a chocolate pedicure treatment to exfoliate skin and relax clients. "We use brown sugar, vanilla, fizzy cocoa beans, mangoes, peach and shea butter for the treatment. We also give you cup of hot chocolate in the process – it does wonders to relax you," said operations manager Sally Ann Simmons. Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Rundown 
  • Nanotechnology making advances in skin care products
    Nanotechnology plays a major role in skin care products like sunscreen and other topical creams. Scientists are discovering that many nanoparticles are effective for skin care. "Nanoparticles have also shown potential in enhancing the efficacy of chemical peels. An Italian manufacturer uses nanoscale silica gels that basically make the peels much stronger, or at least allow for use of lower levels of acids to accomplish the same effect," said John Kulesza, president of Young Pharmaceuticals. DAYSPA magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Hospitality Trends 
  • Romantic hotel-room must-haves? Think luxury linens, fireplace
    Romantic room essentials include a hot tub, fireplace, massage services and luxury linens, this feature says. Hotels with a romantic dining option are also a plus so couples can eat onsite, as are those with room service if guests feel like staying in. CNN (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Business Best Practices 
  • Build rapport with employees to bring out their best
    Set a good example and don't patronize employees to coach them to perform at their best, writes Timothy F. Bednarz. Develop a rapport with employees by listening, getting their ideas and advice and not judging negative or weak behaviors. Most of all, be persistent. "Coaches must have the patience and persistence to work with an employee to correct and reinforce proper behaviors and skills," Bednarz concludes Leaders to Leader blog (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Customer Service 
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  Water Cooler 
  • Career comes first for younger generation
    Young people in the Millennial generation are putting off relationships, even pets, to pursue their careers. Such a goal-oriented, instant gratification lifestyle may result in successful careers, but what does the future hold, especially for young women? "We're headed for a whole bunch of spinster cat ladies out there. We're all moving to Sun City, and it will be the 'Golden Girls' all over again," said Larissa Faw, who writs for The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • Benefits that Balance -- Uniform System of Financial Reporting
    Measure, compare and report on the financial health of your spa with ISPA's Uniform System of Financial Reporting. ISPA members receive one complimentary copy. Find out more. Want to join ISPA so that you can receive your complimentary copy? Get started with an ISPA membership today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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