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With Change Comes Change

Akari's Allan Labos shares the important business and life lessons he's learned through change.

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Bumping Up Referrals

Learn to work the grapevine and increase client referrals with these quick tips from Allan Labos of Akari in Portland, Maine.

Launch a Successful Loyalty Program

Akari's Allan Labos offers pointers on setting up a successful loyalty rewards system.

How to Conduct an Effective One on One

Holding a short one-on-one meeting with each team member every month helps your employees progress on their goals, and helps you focus attention where it's needed most.

How to Let Go of an Employee

As an owner, there will come a time when you have to let an employee go. In this blog, Akari's Allan Labos offers some serious strategies for ensuring its a smooth transition.

How to Craft a Salon Newsletter

Akari's Allan Labos shows you why a salon newsletter is the most cost-effective way to involve clients in future sales, then offers some tips for getting started.

How to Conduct An Effective Interview

The future of your business constantly depends on your ability to hire the best team members possible, and the stronger your interviewing skills, the more successful you'll be. Akari's Allan Labos offers seven basic steps to conducting an effective interview, as well as a wealth of tips.

How to Get Inspired

In this blog, Akari's Allan Labos talks about the importance of getting inspired, then suggests some movies and books for getting you there.

Here Come the Brides–Are You Ready?

Akari's Allan Labos gives you a glimpse at his salon's booming bridal business and gives you 8 key tips for launching your own.

How to Lead

Most salon and spa owners pick up leadership skills along the way. Akari's Alan Llabos discusses the qualities that good leaders possess and offers the steps for building your own leadership skilss.