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November 14, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Denver salon helps single mom start over
    Melissa Smith says opening her Fresh Nail and Blow Dry Bar in Denver allowed her to recover from a difficult divorce and find her financial footing as a single parent. She says many of her clients are in the same position. "It's those same women like I was -- they are running households and running businesses that just needed a break," she said. "You're going through the grief stages now, but when you get through that you are going to be able to do anything and everything you put your mind to." KUSA-TV (Denver) (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail Rundown 
  • Study examines Latinas' purchases of beauty products
    A study of beauty-product purchasing by Latinas found that 54% like getting help from brand representatives at department stores, while 45% are influenced by celebrity endorsements. "Latinas are not early adopters who shop everywhere; they are beauty junkies who do their research and want to know all the product details," said Maria Marrero, editor-in-chief of Spanish-language magazine Siempre Mujer, which conducted the study. "Beauty is a state of mind, a fabric of Hispanic culture." Drug Store News (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Market forecast: Beauty surfactant sales will surge
    New research from Euromonitor suggests that sales of surfactants will climb rapidly through 2016, driven by recovering economies and the fact that the ingredients are key in many personal care products. One possible hurdle: Many consumers are wary of products that contain sulphates, so key brands may rework surfactants to eliminate that ingredient. (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Various challenges beset the hotel industry, execs say
    A panel of hotel executives speaking during the opening session of AH&LA's Hospitality Leadership Forum at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show this week in New York outlined the various issues that hoteliers will need to tackle for the foreseeable future. These include a decline in brand loyalty as young travelers increasingly prioritize experience over brand image. Hotel operators also face a challenge in diminishing opportunities for job creation due to increasing government regulation, they said. "If we see a return of more regulation ... it could repress overall job creation in our industry," said Jim Abrahamson, CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • Boosting morale, improving productivity
    Workers who feel like their basic needs, such as health insurance, are being met are more likely to come to work happy and ready to work, says business writer Sam Peters. Other keys to improving morale and productivity: Building a sense of teamwork and publicly recognizing and rewarding high-achieving employees. B2C Marketing Insider (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • What successful small-business owners do differently
    The most successful small-business owners tend to request feedback, are willing to take risks and use social media, according to a survey. "What I notice about these 'success factors' is that there's really no excuse for not doing them, because most of them don't cost you anything," Rieva Lesonsky of GrowBiz Media writes. SCORE Small Business Success Blog (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Scientists unearth ancient Roman giant
    Researchers found the first complete skeleton of an ancient Roman with gigantism. While the "giant" in question would have towered over his contemporaries, he wouldn't have turned many heads in modern times. The bones suggest the individual would have stood around 6-foot-8, or about 14 inches taller than the average Roman citizen. National Geographic News (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • Only 24 hours left to register!
    There's just 24 hours until ISPA's webinar with Ben Campsey. Join him as he takes a closer look at spa financial concepts and how to better communicate with your finance department in this online session Thursday, Nov. 15 at 2 pm ET. Register now to ensure your spot. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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