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Consumers Prefer In-Store Shopping

Ninety percent of consumers prefer shopping in brick and mortars and more than half of online retail sales are captured by brick and mortars, according to the "Omnichannel Shopping Preferences Study" by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.

Buy/Sell Agreements: What You Should Know

Protect yourself, your family and your beauty business by drawing up these buyout documents.

How many ways can a family business get into trouble? Maybe an infinite number, if the stories told by family business consultants are any guide. "In a non-family business you have rational problems and rational solutions," says Don Schwerzler of Family Business Experts, an Atlanta-based family business counselor. "But in a family business you have rational problems and emotional solutions. Decisions are made not necessarily on what's best for the business, but what's best for the family.

Part-Time Workers: Full-Time Challenge

Here are tips and advice on how to hire and keep the best job applicants.

Gone are the days when managers looked upon part-time workers as dispensable resources of little value to the enterprise. Today’s part-timers have become critical gears in the profit machine, performing many vital duties formerly handled by a trimmed-down permanent staff. “The whole business world is going in the direction of shorter term work assignments and the hiring of people for specific projects,” says Barbara Glanz, a management consultant based in Sarasota, Florida.

BlueCo Brands Acquires Vienna Beauty Products

BlueCo Brands' Lucky Tiger collection

BlueCo Brands (formerly King Research), owner of iconic brands, such as Barbicide, Ship Shape and Lucky Tiger, has acquired Vienna Beauty Products, including their industry leading Aloe Vera and Triple Lanolin based foot scrubs and lotions.

Cosmoprof North America 2014 Is A Huge Success

Cosmoprof North America 2014 Is A Huge Success

Cosmoprof North America, held July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, saw the largest number of exhibitors—992 companies—ever. The annual trade show was created in 2002.

Also, this year the total number of international exhibiting companies and countries represented at Cosmoprof North America was higher than ever. There were 314 international exhibitors representing a total of 38 countries—a 7% increase.