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“Welcome to the family business. Take a back seat.” Does that sound friendly? Maybe not, but too often family business employees with a politically incorrect last name hear something similar. These non-family workers...

Certainly, your actions are important. They're often more important than the words you use. However, there are times when those words are just as important. Customers want to not only get in and out of your store with...

CPNA Releases New Educational Offerings

Whether you’re sitting in on a pitch session with Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria, chatting with some of your favorite beauty bloggers or learning proven success tips from the industry’s top CEOs, you’ll find it hard to...

A few years ago, a group of partners spotted an untapped opportunity in the beauty industry: bright haircolor shades for retail. With nine eye-popping dyes, the Sparks line from Beauty Perfection proved an immediate hit...

Ada S. Polla

I have always thought of the Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask as the hero product of my family’s brand, Alchimie Forever. However, for a while, industry experts and mentors alike told me that a mask could not be a hero...

Romancing the Loan

Here’s some good news for anyone seeking a loan: Banks are showing new signs of vigor after a long period of infirmity following the financial meltdown of 2008. “Bank profits are up, and most have paid back the money they...