In this article, you’ll learn about:
• How you can improve your immune health by lowering your stress
• How to boost immunity with a good night’s sleep
• Alcohol’s effect on the immune system
• How to use exercise as medicine
• Why you should focus on more than Zinc & Vitamin C
• How you can recognize & help prevent the spread of misinformation
In this article, you’ll learn about:
We know it’s hard for you right now. We’re in the middle of an unprecedented situation in this industry and that can feel overwhelming. But we know that you’re strong, and… View Post
In this article, you’ll learn about:
• The negative effects of anxiety & stress on your body
• How giving yourself a designated “worry time” can reduce your overall anxiety
• Why taking a “social media break” is good for your mental health
• What watching a kitten video does for your mental well-being
• Simple indoor breathing & grounding techniques
This article includes:
• Ways to use email marketing to communicate with clients
• A customizable email template to use when providing updates about changes to your normal business operations
• How to use your online cart to maintain an income stream by remotely selling discounted gift certificates, memberships, packages, & products
• A letter from our CEO, detailing Vagaro’s plan to help you through this challenge
In this article, you’ll learn about:
• How to minimize risk for viral infections, airborne pathogens, & bloodborne diseases by maintaining hygiene and sanitation standards in your salon
• Recommended sanitation products
• The checklist for salon and spa hygiene & sanitation (Download as a PDF)
• Safe, effective sanitation tips
• How to communicate your shop sanitation practices with clients –including email & text templates
• Additional resources for running a safe, hygienic, sanitary business
It’s the 21st century, and Barbie’s been re-inventing herself! March 9 is National Barbie Day 2020. Wow – look at her now! Since her official debut in 1959, Barbie’s held over 200 careers, constantly inspiring children to dream big. She’s been everything from a doctor to a paratrooper, a business executive and a paleontologist—all that in just 60 years!
March 8th is International Women’s Day. This year, the theme is focused on equality! Today Vagaro celebrates the incredible women who make our industry awesome and who strive to build a gender equal world.
In this article, you’ll learn:
• What commission-based pay is
• The difference between flat-rate and tiered commissions
• Real-world examples of flat rate vs. commission for services and products
• How commission provides more control over services, sales, and payroll
• About using commissions to motivate staff and bring in more sales
• How Vagaro makes is easy to customize flat-rate or tiered commissions
• Additional resources to help you
Learn how Vagaro’s partnership with Gusto can help salon, spa, fitness, and wellness small business get a competitive edge through retirement savings benefits! Here’s how hairdressers, barbers, nail techs, spa and fitness professionals can start planning for a comfortable retirement, without stressing about the future. Gusto and Vagaro make it happen. Try Gusto free for 3 months when you sign up through Vagaro!
HR helps small businesses perform better, scale up, and reach their goals. With effective HR resources available, your business will see improved employee performance and an increase in loyalty and commitment. Take care of your employees, and they’ll take care of you—learn how HR is the key!
Has your business created the perfect spot to snap a selfie? Do your customers love taking candid shots for social media every time they visit? Want to win a Vagaro Tablet Stand and EMV Chip Card Reader? If you answered YES — read on to find out how your business selfie station can win Vagaro’s Selfie Station Contest!
In this article, you’ll learn:
• The origin of Galentine’s Day
• How a Valentine/Galentine Daily Deal can bring you extra cash in February
• Easy steps to create, post, market, and boost your Galentine’s Deal
• Bonus Galentine’s Day 2020 marketing tips
Payroll is one of the most complicated aspects of owning and running your own small business. It’s also the area where small business owners tend to make errors that can be costly and difficult to resolve. Learn how the answers to 5 simple payroll questions can solve your payroll headaches and help your business thrive!
96% of female CEOs participated in sports when they were younger! Read on to learn how getting more girls involved in individual or organized sports today can bring more equity to the boardroom tomorrow! In this article, you’ll learn about:
• National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) and its origins
• The top 3 life benefits of early involvement with sports on women
• 3 easy ways for your fitness center, coaching, or personal training business to get involved with #NGWSD
• Additional resources to learn more about #NGWSD & how your fitness business can make a positive impact on girls in your community
• How Vagaro can help your fitness business #LeadHerForward
To make sure your small business is successful, you’ve got to have a solid payroll processing software. For beauty, fitness, and wellness small businesses, payroll processing software has to manage everything from time card calculations to payroll processing and everything in-between. Learn how Vagaro’s new integration with Gusto payroll software can help small business owners process payroll more easily and efficiently.
Data Privacy Day 2020 is an opportunity for SMB owners to learn more about how to safeguard business and customer data from cybercrime. In this special contribution from Vagaro’s Director of Privacy and Compliance, Adam Zachs, CIPP/US, J.D., you’ll learn about the types of cybercrime, Data Privacy Day, why data security is a smart business practice, STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ best practices for data security, and easy ways to protect your business and personal online data. Includes links to additional resources to help you learn more about data privacy.
Motivation is the most important part of keeping your personal training clients accountable to their fitness goals. But it’s also the most challenging obstacle you’ll encounter in your career as a personal trainer. In this Vagaro 6-minute read, you’ll learn about goal-setting, adding fun to your training sessions, the benefits of group fitness sessions, rewarding your clients, and positive communication.
One of the toughest crossroads you’ll ever face in your career as a beauty professional is the decision to end a relationship with a client. In this post, you’ll learn how to identify problem clients who cost you money, as well as how to professionally end a business relationship without burning any bridges. Includes template and checklist to help service professionals end a business relationship the right way.
Learn how to use Vagaro automated marketing tools like promo codes for discounted electronic gift certificates, Daily Deals, text marketing, becoming a featured Vagaro Marketplace business and optimizing your online store to book more clients and make more sales this Valentine’s Day!
Payroll for small business can be a headache, especially for small business owners in beauty, fitness, and wellness. Learn how easy it is to set up payroll for small business when you use Vagaro’s new integration with Gusto payroll processing. Payday is better when you’ve got the right software system by your side!
Many stylists and salon professionals are hesitant to raise prices, fearing that their client base will disappear with a price increase. But small, regular price increases let stylists, barbers and salon professionals stay on top of finances and avoid racking up debt. Learn how a salon price raise can help your salon without impacting your client base. Includes tips for prepping clients for a price raise and templates for email, text, and social media marketing.
Many small business owners overlook the marketing potential and customer retention capabilities of the “small but mighty” gift certificate. Read on to discover Vagaro’s top tips to increase engagement—and conversions! —with digital gift certificates.
Here are some easy ways your beauty, fitness, or wellness small business can get some of the online action during the busiest retail weekend of the year and boost your earnings with Cyber Monday 2019 deals!
Here are the top 10 ways your beauty, fitness, or wellness small business can market smart to increase earnings during the busiest retail weekend of the year and attract more customers with Small Business Saturday 2019 sales, deals, and discounts!
Here are some easy ways your beauty, fitness, or wellness small business can prepare for a spike in activity during the busiest retail weekend of the year and boost your earnings with Black Friday 2019 deals and discounts!
One of the greatest benefits of a branded app is that it puts all your business’s most important information at the customer’s fingertips—and then opens the door to your shop on their home screen.
To gain new customers and retain them, your beauty or fitness business needs to be accessible from mobile devices. Here’s how Vagaro’s responsive websites and branded apps can help set you apart from the competition!
November 12 is designated as National Happy Hour Day 2019. Happy hours are a great way to turn a salon event idea into an easy-to-organize after-hours occasion your customers won’t… View Post
In today’s digital landscape, social media is leading the wave of future marketing. The rise of social media puts power in the hands of individuals in a way that’s never… View Post
The first Wednesday in November is designated as National Stress Awareness Day. On this day, the goal is to identify stress factors in your life, and create a realistic, actionable plan to reduce or deal with these stressors. Learn how to help treat clients who are managing chronic stress with spa and wellness treatments designed with the end-goal of stress-reduction.
Professional colorists know that a natural (or flamboyant!) red can be one of the most difficult colors to achieve, because of the color’s natural tendency to fade quickly. For National Redhead Day, here are tips for selecting the right red for your clients and resources to formulate the right red for every head!
Even the greatest business can experience a sales slump. Not to worry: there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. After all, no sales slump lasts forever. Here are some simple tips to keep your mind clear during a sales slump and prepare yourself to get back in business.
The first Monday in November is National Job Action Day, a day set aside to recognize and empower workers who dream of having a career they love. If on Job Action Day you find yourself at a crossroads of career purpose, dreaming of a vocation where you feel empowered and inspired every day, learn how Vagaro can help you start your new career in beauty, fitness, or wellness.
According to research, there are over 15 million outdated pieces of POS equipment processing credit card transactions every day! Is your business one of the 15 million at-risk for credit card fraud? Here’s how to protect your business, your customers, and your time by making the shift to EMV chip card compliant POS hardware!
Learn how Vagaro’s cancellation/no-show policies, EMV chip card readers and digital automation minimizes chargebacks and creates a “paper trail” to help fight back against “friendly fraud.”
In the modern world of digitally-driven marketing, it’s vital for businesses to have reliable, trustworthy branding in order to thrive and stay competitive. Here’s how getting featured on the Vagaro Marketplace can help your business grow by helping you increase your brand awareness.
Every day, service professionals navigate the delicate balance between the client’s need for flexibility and their business’s need for security. Deposits are a way to help curtail no-shows and last-minute cancellations, secure partial payment for services booked in advance, and avoid uncomfortable client situations.
If you’re a makeup artist interested in branching to become a certified special effects (SFX) makeup artist, learn more about the training and requirements and how Vagaro can help you be successful in your new career.
Transform your business from ordinary to extraordinary! Getting featured on the Vagaro Marketplace helps your business strengthen its customer base, boost client retention and loyalty, and sustain profits by targeting your ideal clients.
Get to Know Your Customers Day is a business holiday, observed on the third Thursday of each quarter (January, April, July, and October.) Learn how Vagaro Drive’s new form and SOAP notes file upload can help you get to know your clients on a deeper level and give them the VIP treatment with every visit!
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day is observed annually on the third Wednesday in October, so it’s an opportune time to review the benefits of chamber of commerce membership and how they can amplify the effectiveness of your Vagaro marketing tools.
Did you know that your skin is the body’s largest organ? The average adult has around 8 pounds and 22 feet of skin, which acts as a waterproof insulating shield… View Post
What do you get if you divide the circumference of a Jack-o’-Lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin π! —John Evans It’s everyone’s favorite orange-and-black holiday! It’s the time of year where… View Post
Getting Featured on Vagaro is a simple step the business owner can take to promote new client discovery, build a solid online presence, and bring in more new customers. Here’s how to maximize your Get Featured listing!
The second Monday in October is designated as National Kick Butt Day—and it’s not just for fitness! Here are five ways for you to take inventory (literally and figuratively) of your business, consider your goals, and create an action plan to “kick butt!”
Candy corn has been around for nearly 150 years and is Halloween’s most instantly recognizable confection. In this Vagaro post, we’ll show you how to give yourself a “BOO-tiful” Halloween look with this step-by-step tutorial for a candy corn manicure!
In a highly saturated market (such as the beauty and fitness industries), Vagaro’s Get Featured helps small businesses attract more new clients from day one.
With autumn comes pumpkin spice everything—why not give your clients an extra dose of pumpkin on their next visit with a Daily Deal? Seasonal weather changes in autumn have a… View Post
Learn why hairdressers and barbers have some of the highest rates of job satisfaction, and how Vagaro’s all-in-one administrative software and payment processing can help stylists and barbers make sure every day is a money day!
What does the vegan zombie eat? Graiiiiiiiiiiins! Show Us Your Halloween Looks! It’s that time of year again! Halloween is one of America’s most beloved holidays, the one day… View Post
For centuries, people have used clay and mud masks to beautify skin. Learn about these 6 unexpected benefits of mud masks, and how Vagaro can help you find a spa professional in your area to grab some “me-time” on National Mud Mask Day!
Easy Ways to Use Social Media for Your Business More than ever, small business owners are turning to social media marketing as a dedicated part of their overall marketing plan…. View Post
National Gymnastics Day, observed on the third Saturday in September, is designated to celebrate the ancient sport. Learn more about the history and benefits of gymnastics and use Vagaro to promote your gymnastics studio to new students!
What’s a heart-healthy way to work up a sweat without it feeling like…well, work? Dancing! Anyone who loves to shake their groove thing, cut a rug, bust a move, or… View Post
Find out how Vagaro’s deeper integration with Facebook helps your small business get more clients booked directly from social media!
Requiring deposits to book online services and classes can save both time and money for small business owners in beauty and fitness. Learn how deposits help safeguard your time and overhead!