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Practice Makes the Perfect Partnership

Stacey Soble | September 25, 2015 | 12:03 PM
James Amato and Terry McKee, co-owners of Nuovo Salon Group with locations in Sarasota, Florida.

Going into business with a partner is not a decision to take lightly. Personality, professionalism, integrity and management skills all have to be analyzed in a potential partner.

And when a partnership doesn’t work, a business is at stake—employees and clients are both negatively affected by a relationship gone bad.

Over years of work, a load of business and leadership classes and a handful of therapy, Terry McKee and James Amat--co-owners of Nuovo Salon Group in Sarasota, Florida--have discovered their partnership stride. They share the process--and a bit of the pain--in a new feature article on, an inovative website that offers ideas, inspiration, tips and tools for stylists and salon owners. Check out the site for valuable buisness articles and case studies.

Neill is a proud supporter of the SALON TODAY 200, and hosts the recognition party each year at its Serious Business event, which will be held January 31 through February 1 in the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. For additional information and to order tickets, visit

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