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Ultimate Salon and Spa Software since 1982 

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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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Ideas from the MIKAL Salon Success Club

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (4)

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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Holiday Gift Card Ideas

Posted on October 24, 2020 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

With the holiday season a lot of people are asking ways of how to promote business.

 One way is to give employees gift cards to give out to new people they meet that are not current customers. A gift card for their first visit. This allows the employee to get new customers at a very low marketing cost.

 Another way is to select the top 4 or 5 customers for each employee and give them a special gift of 4 gift cards that they can give out to friends. Conditions on the card...

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Camp Mikal Feb 20-22 2021

Posted on October 20, 2020 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (165)

Come to CAMP MIKAL in Cincinnati this September

Get trained up on Six and SEVEN

Get your App - EMBA - On-Line Gift Cards - Goals - More going!

 

You will receive:

3 days of classes Feb 20-22

150 page workbook

Hands on Resource area and FREE Wi-Fi

Get ALL your questions answered

$100 Software Option Certificate

Information packed CD

2-Luncheons included and cocktail party Sunday night

Attendee gifts - fun goodie ...

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Camp MIKAL is for SIX and SEVEN clients!

Posted on October 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Camp MIKAL     Feb 20-22 2021

Something for Everyone!   Present MIKAL SIX and SEVEN clients

Camp MIKAL will include:

Set up the On-line shopping cart for Gift Cards

Activate your own App with Mikal booking, specials, links to your web site and social media and more

Front desk operations shortcuts and procedures ex: set up to send preformatted emails like directions, policies, pricing right from the client screen – fast and consiste...

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Camp Mikal news and ideas

Posted on October 10, 2020 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (3)

Come to CAMP MIKAL in Cincinnati this September Early Birdie only $165 - WOW half price

You will receive: 3 days of classes Feb 20-22 2021, 150 page workbook - free, Hands on Resource area and FREE Wi-Fi,

Get ALL your questions answered, $100 Software Option Certificate - free, Information packed CD - free,

2 breakfasts and 2 luncheons - included and 1 cocktail party and hospitality event - no extra cost!

Attendee gifts - fun goodie bag

Hosted at the Cincinnati ...

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More Fall Money Making Ideas

Posted on October 1, 2020 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (8)

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...

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Get those clients back in NOW!

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (11)

Do you have the tools in place to not just reopen your business but to resume and grow your business

in this challenging new business environment?

 

Okay – so we have reopened. The rush of clients was amazing but now the client flow has slowed. Salons seem to have a clientele divided into three segments. The Stalwarts are the clients that are getting services just like always – the one...

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New Salon startup plan open and make $$

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (9)

Are you opening a NEW SALON and SPA this spring or summer?

SUCCESSFUL START PROGRAM

Exclusively by MIKAL

MIKAL, with almost 40 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.

Important statistic...

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Set up Ladder Commission Levels to Motivate!

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

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.

 Commission example:

 Guarantee $ 320.00 per week to all 40 hour employees

 Percentage From $ To $

45% $ 500 $ 650

47% $ 651 $ 800

49% $ 801 $ 950 ...

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