Marsha Friedman

How to Build a Successful Business

Many businesses have made a huge recovery since the economic crash in 2008 and that’s good news for small spa owners. Since small businesses account for 63 percent of new jobs, success puts people back to work. That, in turn, helps spa business owners even more—people with paychecks buy stuff. And here’s more good news: Women are launching more businesses than ever—1,288 a day, according to a recent analysis by American Express. That’s up from 602 in 2011 to 2012...

Tips to Help Ensure a Year of Growth

Most people love the fresh-scrubbed feel of a new year. It’s especially a great time to set goals for yourself and your company, which, in many cases, fires you up and inspires change ahead. We all look forward to making improvements rather than looking back, but it is important pause and take stock of how far you’ve come. Doing so it helps avoid making the same mistakes twice, and reminds us of things we did that worked well, so that...