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October 31, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Spa at South Point in Las Vegas to undergo renovation
    The spa at South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will undergo a full renovation. The Costa Del Sur Spa & Salon will offer new services and treatments, a Jacuzzi and a lounge when the project is completed. "This project is more than a simple facelift to the exterior," said Ryan Growney, South Point general manager. Las Vegas Sun (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • The lineup: Top eye-defining products
    Eyeliner is making a big resurgence on runways this year and a range of new products can make applying it easier. They range from marker-like pens that give the user a clean "flick" of the line to creamy, long-lasting waterproof liners. (Ireland) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Hoteliers disclose gloomy business outlook over damage from Sandy
    Hotel operators in areas affected by the superstorm Sandy predict a significant loss of revenue because of the disaster. The bleak forecast stems from widespread closures as well as group cancellations that generally aren't covered by insurance. "Without a doubt, CEOs seem to expect a net negative impact from this storm as compared to normal-for-the-year weather events. Damage is insured, but the loss of business here might not be," said Jeffrey Donnelly, an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities. The Wall Street Journal (10/30), Bloomberg (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • The 7 secrets of highly effective hiring managers
    Seven rules that every hiring manager needs to remember in order to make great hires include interviewing candidates "even when you're not hiring so that you know who to call when you are," Geoffrey James writes. In addition, never hire someone who simply wants the job, but instead "hire somebody who will be good at it," he writes. Inc. online/Sales Source blog (free registration) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Flocktag a new approach to loyalty cards
    Detroit-based Flocktag is changing the way businesses can operate loyalty cards. Instead of confining a loyalty card to one business, businesses using Flocktag's program have a universal loyalty card and share marketing information for cross-promotion. Small Business Trends (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • How to sketch out a five-year vision
    Small businesses can build a five-year financial plan using basic information they already have, such as sales, the cost of goods sold, marketing projections and cash flow, writes Ken Kaufman, president and chief financial officer of handheld device firm Aribex. He outlines the steps in crafting a five-year outlook that can guide business decisions. OPEN Forum blogs (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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