Salon owners get business tips at Serious Business

By Stacey Soble | 02/23/2010 1:03:25 PM

 


The Aveda Institute of Chicago, owned by Erik Knudsen, won the Edwin Neill II Full Potential Award. Also honored were three student winners: Maureen Horner, Sydney Malizia and Tyler Grupen.

Creative genius Robert Lobetta takes the stage.
THE EVENT: Neill Corporation’s Serious Business 2010 welcomed more than 1,000 salon and spa owners and managers to a two-day business summit in New Orleans on a weekend that just happened to coincide with the playoff game for the NFC Championship victory. With the theme “Soundbyte Wisdom: 4 a world moving@warp speed,” the conference focused on how to succeed in business in our fast-paced, interconnected information age.

THE LINE-UP: Best-selling author Daniel H. Pink delved into what drives top performance; Flip author Peter Sheahan showed attendees where to find opportunity where others can’t; generational expert Bruce Tulgan suggested strategies for managing Generation Y; creative guru Robert Lobetta walked through the steps of developing a personal brand; and top-rated speaker Tim Sanders showed attendees how to make a difference in a socially conscious world. Attendees had the chance to customize their Serious Business experience by choosing breakout sessions from other business and industry experts, including:Jeanine O’Neill-Blackwell, Karen Garrison and Earl Garrison; Miranda and Ryan Epp; Kathleen Turpel; Walter Claudio, Sylvia Lafair, David Sereda, Stacey Soble, William Edge, Rochelle Mucha and Brian Lee.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
In a soundbyte moment, event organizer Carol Augusto and hosts Edwin Neill and Debra Neill-Baker welcomed attendees and invited them to join them in using their phones to text a $10 donation to the American Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund. For the game between the Saints and the Minneapolis Vikings, a giant football party offered big-screen viewing and stadium-style food with all proceeds donated to Haiti’s earthquake victims.

SOUNDBYTE: “How creative a person feels when working on a project is the strongest motivation,” said Daniel H. Pink.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stacey Soble

Stacey Soble Stacey Soble, Editor in Chief of Salon Today

Stacey has been involved in the conversation of salon business for 14 years—as a reporter, a consultant and as the Editor in Chief of SALON TODAY.

Read Stacey Soble's Blogs You can e-mail Stacey at ssobley@vancepublishing.com.

 


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