Cutting Edge Management and Marketing Ideas for Independent Operators, Salons and Spas. Use these ideas with your MIKAL software to move your business forward. Not using MIKAL yet? Call us for a free evaluation and walk through of what we can do for you! Welcome - Fred Dengler MIKAL Co-Founder and CEO
|Posted on January 1, 2019 at 12:30 AM||comments (3)|
2019 is HERE! We are starting the New Year!
Don't think New Year's Resolutions, think New Year's EVOLUTION
Resolutions don't work. The average person keeps them for less than 2 weeks (remember the gym membership, fruit diet, juicer machine etc…;). So the wheels will fall off the Resolution train.............
Why don't resolutions work? Because it is our human behavior. It is our habit. It is easy. It might even be satisfying. So instead of trying to change behav...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Camp MIKAL Jan 19 – 21
Something for Everyone! Present MIKAL SIX clients
Camp MIKAL will include:
Front desk operations shortcuts and procedures ex: set up to send preformatted emails like directions, policies, pricing right from the client screen – fast and consistent!
Inventory mark ups and mark downs in seconds! ex: put a product (line) on sale in 10 seconds at 20% off and have it return to regular price on a certain dat...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 29, 2018 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Are you opening a NEW SALON and SPA this winter?
SUCCESSFUL START PROGRAM
Exclusively by MIKAL
MIKAL, with almost 36 years in the business of helping salons and spas market and manage better has put together a Successful Start program for new salon and spa launches.
We have start up spreadsheets. Opening checklists, Front Desk Operations manuals, Employee Policy manuals, Award Winning Software, and HP Point-of-Sale computer systems.
T...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 26, 2018 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
I was reviewing some of our MIKAL long term accounts - maybe you! And noticed that you are still on an OLD version of MIKAL!
The latest and greatest has Automatic Text and E-mail marketing, keeps client pictures, has much more flexible reporting, and has years of updates and enhancements written into the system.
So why not upgrade now?
If you have been holding off due to the one time cost I have a solution. Switch to the rental version of MIKAL!
You can re...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 8, 2018 at 3:35 PM||comments (1)|
Fall Money Making Ideas
Now that Summer is over?? and here is Cincinnati it will be SIXTY degrees on Wednesday! (great isn’t it?) it’s time to get back
down to business and get into the business of Fall sales and getting ready for the Holidays - Christmas is COMING! Now is the time to crank up the business of beauty.
Here are a couple of ideas to get you back down to business:
$ Go over these ideas. See what ideas generate the most excitement and appoint p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 2, 2018 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
For new salon and spa start up installations
Many times salon/spa owners concentrate on the salon design and esthetics and don’t think about the things that make a new salon/spa successful – the SYSTEM, people, and training!
Here is a time line for making sure the business is ready to do business and be successful!
Subject: Time line for business systems
Working back through the business side of getting your salon/spa up and going le...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 28, 2018 at 3:35 PM||comments (1)|
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FALL
Now that summer is over (depressing isn’t it?) it’s time to get back down to business and get into the business of fall. Now is the time to crank up the business of beauty. Here are a couple of ideas to get you and your staff back down to business:
$ Get a staff meeting together and go over these ideas. See what ideas generate the most excitement and appoint people and set dates for getting the projects going!
$ Clean the salo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 28, 2018 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Product and Service Charges:
Many of our salons/spas are setting up product deductions or service charges to stop paying commissions on products used in a service and to help cover education, client marketing, and business building promotions. NOT to cover the overhead of running the salon/spa.
You could raise the commission percentages at each level if you set up a product charge and service charge. These charges will take the cost of professional products "off th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Develop a ladder commission that only pays the extra percentage on the extra dollars earned (not retroactive to dollar one). Make the percentage increases 2% or 3% based on increasing sales about $ 150.00 per level. This gives the employee a continuing goal to aim for.
Guarantee $ 320.00 per week to all 40 hour employees
Percentage From $ To $
45% $ 500 $ 650
47% $ 651 $ 800
49% $ 801 $ 950 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 3, 2018 at 9:20 AM||comments (1)|
Camp Mikal VEGAS! RECAP
WOW – my batteries were recharged this past week. A great group of owners, managers and receptionists met for 3 days in VEGAS! and shared amazing ideas and strategies on Staffing, Marketing, Inventory Control and so much more.
Let me recap a few of the highlights:
Loyalty points system is in place and working for about half the group. After the meeting I’ll bet (haha) everyone gets on the Client Loyalty bandwagon. BIG ideas included usi...Read Full Post »