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MIKAL Salon & Spa Software

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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

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Mikal vs Square - are they kidding?

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (2)

Mikal Salon and Spa Software comparison with Square

 

First Mikal gives you 2 competing credit card companies to get the best rates. Square is 2.5 to 2.9 percent plus a trans fee with no discounts.

Charge it Pro and Xcharge are from 1.3 to 2.1 percent with some other fees – but our salons say it is cheaper.

 

Now for the software

Square does not have Employee goals, employee retention tracking, employee sales analysis except very basic sale...

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Mikal Employee Phone App - EMBA rocks!

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

MIKAL salons and spas are experiencing a big increase in Rebooks and Prebooks using EMBA the employee mobile booking app!

Salons report that after installing EMBA the stylists and nail techs log onto EMBA on their smart phones while with their client at the end of the service and rebook the client right then!

The clients love it because it speeds up the check out at the desk and their service providers make sure they get their best appointments!

The staff loves doing the boo...

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All New EMBA Goals and More

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Employee Mobile Appointment Book  EMBA is all about GOALS

EMBA will show your sales and set a goal with you. Grow your business with EMBA. Just use the simple and elegant SDLW - beat the same day sales last week! ADD the Zeezor style goal setting with same day/month last year goals and more. Present EMBA users only pay the $99 upgrade cost. Save the monthly Zeezor charges $$$.

Imagine being able to book client appointments from anywhere. On your smart/Iphone. With anyon...

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Spring Promo Ideas for Salons and Spas

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Salon and Spa Spring Money Making Ideas

 

Now that winter is almost over and here in Cincinnati it will be SEVENTY degrees today!

(great isn’t it?)

 So……………………..it’s time to get back down to business and get into the business of Spring. 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 sta...

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QUICK - make some money

Posted on December 17, 2020 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (136)

QUICK! Let's get you started on:

Xris-Xross Marketing: set up MIKAL to send a special e-mail/text only to clients not getting specific services from you now. It is automatic and will cross market your business to your clients!  “Mikal salons say it is worth up to $20,000 a year!”

JITA Genie: set up MIKAL to offer Just In Time Appointment opportunities to specific targeted clients and specific stylists! Fill the book and fight last minute cancellations.  ...

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Keep your Staff after the busy season

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (4)

Compensation systems

 Your compensation system needs to match performance to income, especially at the high end. We should not lose our top performers to a higher "percentage".

 It costs over $ 6000.00 in time, expenses, and training to bring new employees on board and get them productive. This does not allow for lost sales!

 We need to set up a compensation system that helps us to keep our top operators.

 Most salon/spa compensation systems do not...

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While you are waiting.....Salon and Spa Ideas

Posted on December 14, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (13)

2020 has been a MESS -  But we are starting the New Year!

Don't think New Year's Resolutions, think about your 2021 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...

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MIKAL clients - easy upgrade idea!

Posted on October 30, 2020 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (44)

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...

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Ideas from the MIKAL Salon Success Club

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (5)

Success Club Ideas 2020

WOW was the MIKAL Salon and Spa Owner Success Club meeting great.

See the ideas below and you can’t beat Florida for the weather and activities.

 Staffing:

Interview groups for the first cut. Use a team of staff to do it. Cut half the applicants after a few group questions. Then get serious.

 Test your best team members with Meyer Briggs and then test applicants. Hire the ones like your best team members. Don’t...

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Corporate Gift Card Ideas

Posted on October 24, 2020 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (2)

It’s Holiday Time!

Don’t be late getting your holiday specials and ideas out there. Stores, catalogs, and web sites are already going after your clients. 25% of all consumers have made their Holiday gift purchases! Salons and spas generate up to 40% of the sales for the year in the last 3 months of the year and up to a third of the profits for the year!

Here are some ideas to jump start your merchandising and holiday sales:

Put up your table and shelf talkers p...

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