Entries by Elizabeth Kraus

What’s So Special About You?

(Excerpt, October chapter of 12 Months of Marketing for Salon and Spa) We all know the economy is tight; in fact, we have grown tired of hearing about it.  Even writing it feels cliché. Fewer customers are coming through the door, and many others are coming back less frequently. Business is slow and tips per […]

An e-mail newsletter for the entrepreneurial at heart – springwise.com

You know those e-mails that you ALWAYS open?  This will be one of them.  Springwise.com sends a weekly e-mail complete with brief blurbs and links to websites featuring companies doing innovative, earth-friendly, healthy, charitable, problem-solving and otherwise very, very KEWL things.  Check out their website, and subscribe to their newsletter – you’ll love it! 

Quotable, on Success

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.  Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. (Zig Ziglar)

The Most Important Salon Retail Product Merchandising Tip

Quick Merchandising Tip #5: Show them how it would look at their house.  (Inspired/adapted from the Top 12 Visual Merchandising Tips – Tip #5 – at www.theretailersadvantage.com by Rick Segel, January 2009) The Most Important Salon Retail Product Merchandising Tip This is one of my favorite merchandising tips.  It falls with several others that lie under the […]

Top 5 Fall Color Marketing Ideas for Salon and Spa

Summer is over (well, what summer we had; this year Seattle lived up to reputation!) and it’s time for your customers to get out warmer clothes – warmer in color as well as weight – for fall. Here are 5 ideas to generate fall color profits!  Clip fall-color-appropriate photos from magazines or fall catalogs and create a Fall Color Inspiration sheet […]