Marie Louise Coster Discounts

Should I offer nail service discounts? Marie-Louise Coster explores

By Marie-Louise Coster | 24 November 2023

In this column, session nail stylist, salon owner & educator, Marie-Louise Coster, talks discounts, their effects and knowing the worth of your services… Christmas is around the corner and your columns, if not already full, will be filling up fast. The festive season may be slower getting started for you…

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State Of Industry

Here’s what beauty industry bodies are saying about the state of the sector

By Rebecca Hitchon | 14 October 2023

Two beauty industry bodies have commented on how the sector is faring and how it will cope this winter… NHBF The latest quarterly State of the Industry survey from the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) shows that the hair and beauty sector remains stable. Receiving 530 responses from UK…

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Cost Of Living

Struggling with the cost of living? Check out these 5 tips for beauty businesses

By Guest Writer | 27 September 2023

Financial expert at Business Insurance, Cam Jaques, provides advice on how beauty business owners impacted by the cost of living crisis can save money… 1. Be creative with marketing You can advertise your business and spread awareness for next to nothing. Word of mouth is still a great way…

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Stressed Business Owner

Over a quarter of small businesses warn of ceasing trading if outlook doesn’t improve

By Rebecca Hitchon | 4 August 2023

A survey of 1,070 UK SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) owners and self-employed workers by insurance provider, Simply Business, has revealed how the economic climate is taking its toll. The SME Insights Report 2023 finds that 26% of small business owners believe they will be forced to cease trading if…

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Cost Of Living Crisis

9 ways to support employees during the cost of living crisis

By Guest Writer | 26 May 2023

Experts at employee engagement software company, Weekly10, have collated nine top tips for businesses to support staff during tough economic times… 1. Focus on employee engagement When employees feel connected to their work, peers and company mission, they’re more likely to find meaning in their work. They feel like they…

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Nhbf State Of Industry

Hair & beauty industry faces renewed fight for survival, says NHBF

By Rebecca Hitchon | 21 February 2023

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has published the findings of its latest State of the Industry Survey, which highlight a slow recovery for the sector and need for further government support. The quarterly survey was carried out between 9-18 January 2023, and gathered almost 500 responses from personal…

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Cut Costs & Conserve

How to reduce your beauty business costs & environmental impact

By Rebecca Hitchon | 19 October 2022

As the cost of living crisis forces many of us to reflect on how we can cut costs in our businesses, we’ve considered how to do so in a way that takes care of the environment, too. Here, we highlight simple ways to reduce waste as well as spend across…

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Nail Beauty Salon

Half of small businesses forced to increase prices to navigate rising costs

By Rebecca Hitchon | 29 July 2022

A report into UK SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) has revealed the survival tactics they are putting in place, in response to the current economic climate. The SME Insights Report by UK small business insurance provider, Simply Business, surveyed over 1,000 small business owners from across the UK to discover…

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