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Identify your ‘Top Tier’ most Profitable Spa Services

  Spas2b is happy to have been invited as a Guest Editor for the Global Spa & Wellness Summit on identifying your most profitable service performers, for better profitability.  If you need to know more about positioning your services for profit and … Continue reading →

Rising Supplier Costs = Raising Spa Prices – Part 2

  In Part 1 of this 2-Part Blog Series on Rising Supplier Costs, we talked about ‘reflecting’, not ‘absorbing’ price increases, as well as the importance of setting standards for price increases in your business, ongoing.  In this Part 2, we’ll discuss … Continue reading →

Rising Supplier Costs = Raising Spa Prices – Part 1

  This Part 1 of our 2-Part Blog Series on Rising Supplier Costs will cover the importance of ‘reflecting’, not ‘absorbing’ price increases, as well as an introduction to setting standards for price increases in your business.      Running a … Continue reading →

Should 60 minute Spa Treatments become 75 minutes?

    A question submitted to Spas2b: We are just doing our menu of services and have always thought we should book on the hour and complete the service in 50 minutes to still allow for clean up, etc. within … Continue reading →

DIY Mini Business Audit – Abbreviated Version

Now is the time to do more of what’s working 1.  Examine Staff Compensation If you’re seeing red, the first place you need to go is your Cost of Goods (COG) to review your service staff compensation.  Consider this:  to see … Continue reading →

Product Margins

  Just as it is beneficial for you to understand your service margins, it is also beneficial to understand your product margins. The standard mark up on branded skin care products is 100%, or 50% gross margin. In other words, if … Continue reading →

Service Margin Analysis

  Look ahead towards change and improvement Understanding which of your services have a good level of profitability and which ones do not is paramount to the success of your business. This information can be included in the development of … Continue reading →