ADP: HR Tip of the Week

Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum salary requirement for the administrative, professional, and executive overtime exemptions will increase from $455 per week to $684 per week (or from $23,660 per year to $35,568 per year).

If your exempt employees’ salaries fall below this new threshold, you will generally either have to:

  • Raise their salaries to the new requirement; or
  • Reclassify the affected employees as non-exempt and pay them overtime whenever they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.

It can be hard to keep up on these new law changes as a small business owner, but the fines from the IRS can be damaging to any business. We at ADP can help make sure you stay up to date on these new laws and keep you in compliance. If you have any questions on which employees this will effect or any questions on how to make  or implement this change, please reach out.

How Group Bookings & Promotional Payment Options Can Help Grow Your Sales

One of the biggest challenges our spa and medspa clients face is determining how they can continue to increase sales and expand their client base. A great way to do this is by marketing your spa or medspa practice to larger groups, paying special attention to the importance of same day group packages. Opportunities like bridal, birthday or bachelorette parties and corporate incentive groups, provide an excellent opportunity to increase sales and reach potential new clients.

To grow this area of business, you need to understand that it’s not a cash-and-carry type of transaction. Instead, it involves lead generation through marketing activations targeted towards each of these unique markets and special training that teaches your staff how to convert leads into consultations.

It’s all about the lead capture. When the phone rings and it’s a potential new client, the front desk receptionist needs to be sure to capture all the appropriate information, this is especially true when working to book groups! Train your staff to ask for the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. Email address
  4. Lead Source  
  5. Type of group  

Another important element needed to more readily close these types of groups is to offer promotional payment options. For larger groups, a transaction becomes more attractive when a client can conveniently fit the payments into their monthly budget.

Offering a payment solution such as CareCredit, a beauty, health, wellness and personal care credit card as an accepted payment option in your spas or medspas, makes it easier than ever for your clients to fit their spa and medspa services into their budgets.*  With special promotional financing options, including no interest if paid in full within the promotional period** and convenient monthly payments clients will be more likely to move forward with group bookings, as well as individual bookings and return visits.

With large groups, such as bridal, bachelorette and birthday parties, this is especially important as it allows them to responsibly plan for larger same day purchases that may come with special occasions and other group events.  

To learn more about accepting the CareCredit Credit Card

About CareCredit: CareCredit is a beauty, health, wellness and personal care credit card dedicated to helping people get the care and treatments they want and need. For more than 30 years, CareCredit has helped millions of people by offering special financing options with convenient monthly payments. CareCredit is accepted at more than 210,000 locations for a wide variety of health and wellness procedures, treatments, products and services. CareCredit is a Synchrony solution. Synchrony is the largest issuer of private label credit cards in the U.S. based on purchase volume and receivables. Visit Care Credit to learn more.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum payments required.

** No interest will be charged on the promotional purchase if you pay the promotional purchase amount in full within the 6, 12, 18, or 24 month promotional period. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promotional purchase from the purchase date. If your purchase qualifies for a 24-month promotional offer, fixed monthly payments are required equal to 4.1667% of initial promotional purchase amount until promotion is paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded up to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. For all other promotional offers, the regular minimum monthly payment terms of the account will apply. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance, except the fixed monthly payment will apply until the promotion is paid in full. For new accounts, Purchase APR (interest rate) is 26.99%. Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreements for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.

Stones and Crystals to Support Transformation and Growth

by Jessica Hoch March 20, 2019

Whether a complete surprise or a long thought out transition, change is always going to be there. When we are in these times of transformation and transition it’s good to surround ourselves with the most support energy we can. This often times can include the energy of certain stones and crystals.

Moss Agate – Moss Agates are a stone of new beginnings and positivity. They are also a stone of attraction energy. So if there is something you are looking to manifest this would be a great one. Agates are also a symbol of strength and protection.

Chrysocolla – Chrysocolla is a stone of communication and inner truth. It helps one to express themselves clearly and with compassion and intention. This stone can also be used to relieve symptoms of low self-esteem.

Botswana Agate – Botswana Agate is known as the stone of change. It helps one to see the positive in the ebbs and flows of your day to day. Like all other agates it is also a stone of strength and protection. 

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M.A.D. Skincare Environmental Detox Mask wins les nouvelles esthetiques & Spa Best Product 2019

The environment’s more damaging to skin than ever before. Pollution, stress and poor diet contribute to premature aging. Your skin needs a shield to protect against these environmental aggressors. What to do?
Protect and nourish your skin with this rich botanical mask for a healthy look that will last.  M.A.D.’s Pollution Defense Peptide enhances the function of skin to help eliminate toxins and minimize damaging effects of physical and emotional stress. CELLDETOX® noticeably smooths facial lines and illuminates skin complexion, reduces the visible signs of age and restores natural radiance to intoxicated and tired skin. Read more about ingredients and benefits of this winner: Environmental Detox Mask .  Read about M.A.D. Skincare’s entire Environmental Line and how you can help protect client’s skin against the environment.

Does not contain parabens or chemical colorants.

Londontown: Prep and Prime the Look

The importance of a top coat is stressed to lock in and protect a manicure. What isn’t a popular topic – is the necessity for a base coat.

Base coats are imperative when applying nail polish because of the endless benefits. Preventing and lessening stains, extending color wear, and strengthening nails are among the top reasons to never skip this step.

Londontown’s Gel Genius Base Coat provides a nourishing foundation that adheres to lakur to prolong the life of any manicure. This base coat forms a strong barrier to prevent breakage while hydrating nails.

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