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I think your dad is really in a decent space with a comment about the looks of a sign being professional, you're new, you'll hear that from a lot of people really since a lot of new places actually do piece together their businesses without being able to invest in nice professional work!

I think it's kind enough to explain to them that you prefer they limit their interactions on your page because you use it to communicate with customers and that way their comments don't get missed while scrolling through your families commentary. Kind of like if they're hanging out taking up space in your business, you have to shoo them away and make yourself available to customers, since your business page is essentially an extension of your office/shop floor you can explain it in that kind of terminology to express the difference between your private page and your marketing tool aka business page. 
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Thing that is bugging me right now.

I keep getting voicemails on my cellphone, but they never show up in the call history, and when I play them back they are blank.

Anyone else getting this sort of thing?

I have a fairly new cell phone and am still getting bill collector calls for the person who had the number previously. It happened with my older cell phone, too. It may just be wrong numbers, or they hear your voicemail greeting and realize you are not who they are calling.
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Thing that is bugging me right now.

I keep getting voicemails on my cellphone, but they never show up in the call history, and when I play them back they are blank.

Anyone else getting this sort of thing?

This happens on our landline all the time, and my dad keeps getting blank voicemails on his cell phone.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Life changing decisions . . .
« Last post by JoieGirl7 on Today at 05:35:57 PM »

Now DD#2 is wondering if she should even go forward with her dream of opening a salon. Spending bookoo bucks, investing her time and thoughts/experience, bringing stylists and their clients into something that she'll leave in a year or so . . . Another huge life decision.



If you have any thoughts on DD#2's situation I'd like to hear them ;), but mostly I'd like to hear about your life changing decisions along with your thought process that brought you to your decision.

That DD#2 would even think that it would be an option to up and move in a year is evidence that she is not equipped to take on the enormous responsibility and financial debt involved in opening such a business, at least right now.

She should instead put her energies into developing her own clientele and putting money away for the future.  She doesn't need to open a salon to have her very own successful business doing hair and makeup.  It gives her more options including the option to open a salon later on down the road when her future doesn't contain so many question marks.
 
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Thing that is bugging me right now.

I keep getting voicemails on my cellphone, but they never show up in the call history, and when I play them back they are blank.

Anyone else getting this sort of thing?
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Please help with a name . . . OP #27
« Last post by TurtleDove on Today at 03:10:01 PM »
She's not crazy about putting her name in the name of the salon because she won't be the only stylist there. She doesn't want to take credit away from the other stylists.

It kind of concerns me that she thinks that. 

The stylists that she is concerned about upstaging will have no nowhere near the skin in the game that she will have.

It's not so much important that her name be above the door but that she realize that it would certainly belong there!

Given the enormous financial obligation and risk involved in opening a salon, I don't think your daughter should be involving so many people in choosing the name.  Getting input is ok, but going back and forth and making this a wide conversation with others is not productive.  Where is her confidence in what she wants?

And when she came to you and said she is thinking of naming it Brush and Blush, why would you shoot holes in it?!  There is nothing wrong with the name Brush and Blush, especially when she thinks it's good.  You're undermining her confidence by overthinking it.  I'm sorry if that comes across as too blunt, but I have navigated these types of conversations with my own adult children.  It's really tough.

The name doesn't have to be everything to all people.  The salon should not try and be all things to all people.  That is recipe for disaster.  How much of the business is expected to be marketed to men?  Is the idea just to have them not be turned off?
Why would you place such a high value on satisfying a demographic that might not even be a significant part of your income?

It may be a good idea for her to find a mentor, possibly through the Chamber of Commerce--someone who runs a business in the community who has a lot of experience that she can have these kinds of conversations with.

Because the most important thing is your daughter's leadership.  I don't think I would be overstating it to say that it is everything.

And the chance that she is going to fail or at the very least make some very consequential mistakes is very high.  You can't save her from that.

When she comes to you with the name that she has decided, congratulate and affirm her.

The very best thing you can do is to encourage her trust in herself and support her whatever she decides.

I 100% agree. I am not saying the DD has to have her name in the name of the salon, but the DD can't expect to be a leader and productive owner of the salon if she is uncomfortable in that role. If DD owns the business, she is in a very different role than a stylist who rents a chair, or who is employed by DD. It would be ridiculous for her employees to expect to have the same recognition as DD as the boss.

I recommend DD watch Tabitha's Salon Takeover (it's called something like that - it is a woman with a white-blond pixie cut and Australian/British accent who helps salons be profitable).
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Please help with a name . . . OP #27
« Last post by JoieGirl7 on Today at 03:04:22 PM »
She's not crazy about putting her name in the name of the salon because she won't be the only stylist there. She doesn't want to take credit away from the other stylists.

It kind of concerns me that she thinks that. 

The stylists that she is concerned about upstaging will have no nowhere near the skin in the game that she will have.

It's not so much important that her name be above the door but that she realize that it would certainly belong there!

Given the enormous financial obligation and risk involved in opening a salon, I don't think your daughter should be involving so many people in choosing the name.  Getting input is ok, but going back and forth and making this a wide conversation with others is not productive.  Where is her confidence in what she wants?

And when she came to you and said she is thinking of naming it Brush and Blush, why would you shoot holes in it?!  There is nothing wrong with the name Brush and Blush, especially when she thinks it's good.  You're undermining her confidence by overthinking it.  I'm sorry if that comes across as too blunt, but I have navigated these types of conversations with my own adult children.  It's really tough.

The name doesn't have to be everything to all people.  The salon should not try and be all things to all people.  That is recipe for disaster.  How much of the business is expected to be marketed to men?  Is the idea just to have them not be turned off?
Why would you place such a high value on satisfying a demographic that might not even be a significant part of your income?

It may be a good idea for her to find a mentor, possibly through the Chamber of Commerce--someone who runs a business in the community who has a lot of experience that she can have these kinds of conversations with.

Because the most important thing is your daughter's leadership.  I don't think I would be overstating it to say that it is everything.

And the chance that she is going to fail or at the very least make some very consequential mistakes is very high.  You can't save her from that.

When she comes to you with the name that she has decided, congratulate and affirm her.

The very best thing you can do is to encourage her trust in herself and support her whatever she decides.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Co-workers say the silliest things
« Last post by Shalamar on Today at 01:45:01 PM »
That reminds me of a Jen Lancaster book that I read recently, which had her taking a trip to Italy.  She couldn't wait to try the famed Italian cuisine, and she chose a small restaurant with a wonderful view of something tourist-y.  She was bitterly disappointed by the food - it tasted terrible and was really pricey.  When she told her cabbie about her experience, he basically said "Your mistake was finding a restaurant that was close to a tourist-y spot.  Look for the out-of-the-way places, and then you'll find the best food." 
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Our landing light stopped working a few months ago.  I changed the light bulb, but no dice - it still didn't work.  We had a handyman coming to visit anyway, so we decided to ask him to take a look and see what was wrong.

Husband:  Are you SURE that it's not just a dud bulb?
Me:  I'm sure!  I exchanged it for a brand-new one, and it still doesn't work.
Him:  Maybe I'll double-check before the guy gets here.
Me:  Grrr.  You're wasting your time.  It's something more complex than a dead bulb.
Him:  *changes bulb, light comes on*
Me:  Oh, you have GOT to be kidding me!

At least he figured it out before the handyman charged us $50 and laughed at us, though.  :)
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