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 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 »
|Posted on June 25, 2018 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
MAXIMIZE Your Experience Marketing with MIKAL
Today’s consumer is more and more inclined to spend money on experiences than on items.
Experience purchases now win out for up to 40% of all consumers. It is over 60% of millennials would rather spend on experiences than items!
How do we take advantage of this trend?
We offer mini experiences. We set up the system and salon/spa to support the client WOW.
Packages with RICH descriptions. Services on our web s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 22, 2018 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
I want to share with you one of the biggest challenges of my career in the beauty business and how I recovered with the knowledge I have gained from you and your team and with our MIKAL software.
In March two employees moved several blocks down to a booth operation. One stylist was the top producer who had seven years with us. The other stylist had been with us for twenty years and was a reliable performer. They accounted for more than $200,000 of gross income.
Our ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 12, 2018 at 3:15 PM||comments (1)|
SUMMER Money Making Ideas
Now that 2018 is almost HALF over (can you believe it?) and here in Cincinnati it will be ninty degrees today! (great isn’t it?)
So…..it’s time to get back down to business and get into the business of Summer. 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 (and your own) promo ideas. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 5, 2018 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
2018 is almost half over!
Don’t think New Year’s Resolutions, think New Year’s EVOLUTION
Not where you wanted or expected to be in the business HALF way through 2018????
Resolutions don’t work. The average person keeps them for less than 2 weeks (remember the gym membership, fruit diet, juicer machine etc…;).
Why don’t resolutions work? Because it is our human behavior. It is our habit. It is easy. It might even be satisfying. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 1, 2018 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
That's right sell giftcards in the SUMMER!
- Do a corporate gift card special call for example flyers. Companies are looking for easy feel good benefits for their employees and you have the perfect solution. Get a client that is in sales and out of work and get them to canvas local businesses with the flyers. Give them 10% on the cards they sell! Use our giftcard option to track this.
- Do DOUBLE POINTS on Mon-Wed to keep the business going t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 15, 2018 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Success Club Ideas 2017
WOW was the MIKAL Salon and Spa Owner Success Club meeting great.
See the ideas below and you can’t beat Las Vegas!
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 hire people the test like yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 17, 2018 at 12:35 AM||comments (2)|
MIKAL Salon and Spa Software is now on the Java platform and Cloud based with amazing ease of use and all the power
of 34 years experience in helping salon and spa professionals manage and market their businesses.
Get MIKAL and DemandForce for the ultimate management and marketing system!
NOTE: MIKAL will get you up and running FAST. We build your service menu, load your retail inventory, employees and booking rules and convert your client data from any Excel format! You get...Read Full Post »