Reading Time: 3 minutesWe celebrate a lot of things at Maximum FX. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, skill certification milestones, when the salon hits a goal, five-star Google and Yelp reviews and the list goes on. We love to celebrate but it can get expensive real quick! If you’re not careful, it can become a real problem financially. Add […]

August 11, 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt seems like every day, I hear salon and spa owners complain about how hard it is to get quality candidates to interview for positions inside their businesses.  Does it seem like nothing is working? Resumes are barely trickling in and you occasionally have an applicant stop by. If this sounds familiar, keep reading. Guess […]

March 17, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen was the last time you revisited your team’s monthly bonus plan? Even when leadership is “beating the drum” around shifting behaviors, team members can become numb or lack motivation to drive performance when there’s an old incentive in place. If you don’t have a monthly bonus incentive in place, keep reading. If you’ve been […]

March 8, 2017

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis is the third in a series of three posts centered around the topic of how we utilize our time and the differences between being effective versus being productive.    There really is a difference.   Let me start off by asking you a few questions.        What does it look like when you’re working […]

October 26, 2015

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn my last blog post, I talked about the idea of focusing what matters most in order to become the most effective YOU. After answering  five simple questions, hopefully you were able organize and compare how you are currently spending your time.   Taking time to pause and reflect definitely makes it easier to see […]

October 19, 2015

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen I meet salon owners and they find out I own and operate three salons, their reaction is almost always the same.   Eyes get big, mouth opens wide and then what normally follows is the question, “Do you sleep?”   I smile and politely reply with a simple, “Yes”.     Then they ask […]

October 11, 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery business owner knows that you need employees and customers to survive, but the question still remains. Who comes first, the employees or the customers? Some might argue that customers always come first. They are the ones who “pay the bills”. Others might argue that employees come first. Without them, the real work of the business can’t get […]

May 7, 2015

Reading Time: 1 minutePeople ask me all the time how I find great content to share with my followers.    Flipboard allows me to pull information from all of the media sources, across multiple websites and apps that I follow into one single application.   Then I only have to visit one place to search for great information. […]

March 11, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutesYou know there’s a saying that goes something like this, “In order to take care of others, you gotta take care of yourself.”   It’s true.    During difficult times, in order to endure, you have to stay strong and healthy.  We have people counting on us! This isn’t the first blog post that talks […]

May 5, 2014

Reading Time: 4 minutesI don’t care who you are, there is no such thing as a successful business entrepreneur who hasn’t hit a few road bumps in the road (sometimes they’re gigantic pot holes).   A year ago, our salon and spa company acquired another salon and over the last twelve months we’ve accomplished a lot.   Our […]

April 23, 2014


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