Anastasia Soare pulls up to the set of our photo shoot in her Maserati with a Chanel wardrobe bag and Prada roller suitcase close behind her. Ready to start the shoot, the first thing she pulls out of her suitcase are her shoe options for the cover wardrobe, red bottoms and all. The outfits are fresh off the runway and down to the last detail she is perfectly on point. Soare told the Beauty Store Business staff that she styles herself. As one of the leading CEOs in beauty, you can see the...

Pioneers of the "Multicultural Revolution," Mixed Chicks co-founders Kim Etheredge and Wendi Levy want all women to embrace their natural beauty—“whether you’re black, white, Asian, Mediterranean, or any glorious combination of the above” (as their inspirational slogan goes). Today, you can now find their products in well-known national retailers like Target, Walmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, various beauty-supply chains and even overseas, with their company headquartered in Canoga Park,...

The problem of counterfeit cosmetics and other counterfeit beauty products has become much more prominent and frightening of late with reports of fake beauty SKUs containing toxins that have led to several serious, high-profile injuries — and even one death. A unit chief at the Federal Bureau of Investigation has noted, “Counterfeit cosmetics sometimes contain harmful or even carcinogenic ingredients, perhaps not intentionally designed to harm — but because the counterfeiters feel no...

Is this the year you finally complete some of those back-burner projects? Perhaps you’ve been meaning to clean out the file cabinets or you’ve wanted to spruce up the employee breakroom. Maybe it’s something more self-serving, but still important, such as getting training for new software or attending a seminar on management, marketing or social media. You probably have lots of tasks that you’ve been meaning to get to, but sales, personnel problems and cost-cutting always seem to take...

IT security experts warn there's been a spike in the scourge of ransomware—malicious software that freezes up a computer, encrypts all of its data and demands a ransom for the system’s restoration. Since February 2013, more than 600,000 victims worldwide have reportedly been infected with just one variant of the malware CryptoWall, according to an October 2014 report released by Dell.

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As you probably know, the best way to learn about business is to do business. Having successes and making mistakes are the most proven ways to understand core business processes. Unfortunately, business schools struggle with how to provide this kind of application of skills—often focusing on theory instead. However, an attempt is sometimes made to impart these basics to students. And those of us in the real world sometimes need a refresher. If your store has reached a plateau in its...