Inspiration

Hope you enjoy today's gathering of inspiring and fun stories from around the web!

Strategy

Secret Weapon for Leading a Happy Team
by Marie Forleo

Over the years I’ve gone from being a one-woman shop to now leading a virtual and growing team of star players. We’re all sprinkled across time zones and spend at least 80% of our time working independently. Every day I take time to appreciate the beautiful souls I get to work with and I’m constantly looking for ways to improve our company’s culture. Why? Because no matter what you do for a living, being a part of a healthy, high-functioning team is vital if you want to feel fulfilled at work. Read More Here.

Hiring & Developing Millenials as Leaders 
by JJ Ramberg
Some say age is just a number, but hiring millennials can add new life to your business. In this week’s Small Business War Chest, Lindsey Pollak, a millennial workplace expert and author of “Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders,” joins us to share some tips on how to successfully hire and develop millennials on your team. Watch the video here.

Three Ways To Attract More Local Customers
by Tim Devaney and Tom Stein
Not long ago, many people believed that small businesses could earn customers from around the U.S. simply by being on the Internet. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way. In a recent national survey by Sage North America, 74 percent of small businesses said the majority of their customers are local. In short, when consumers look to buy, they still look localand they start by looking online. Read More Here.

Culture

One More Thing, One More Time 
A video from best selling author and motivational speaker, Josh Sundquist. Sundquist is an amputee, who lost his leg as a child , yet went on to become a Paralympic ski racer. His motto is 1MT 1MT. Watch the video to learn more.

"Can We Talk About This?"
by Seth Godin
That simple question is the litmus test for a productive relationship. If one professional says it to another, the answer is an emotion-free, "sure." There's no baggage. Talking is the point. Read more here.

Business

Excellence In Education Competition
by Modern Salon 

You know the exceptional things your school is doing, and being recognized by Modern Salon isn't only an honor, but a unique validation and recruitment tool as well. Enter Modern Salon’s Excellence in Education program for a chance for your school to be nationally recognized. Celebrate your achievements, showcase what your school does best and set yourself apart from your competition. Read more here.

Five Ways to Delight Your Customers
by JJ Ramberg
Top notch customer service is worth the investment especially if you can wow your clients. The better news is that there are plenty of creative ways to do it without spending too much money. Here are five tips for regularly impressing your customers from Entrepreneur.com. Watch the video here.

Have a great week,
Eric Fisher

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If you would like to learn more about the Prosper U Business Training Program and the benefits of implementing it in your school, sign up for one of our informational webinars below.
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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Hope you enjoy today's gathering of inspiring and fun stories from around the web!

Strategy

3 Secrets for Being a One Minute Manager. Watch the video here.

Quick Tips to Help Grow Your Twitter Following

by Brian Moran.
Want more followers? It doesn't have to be complicated. Follow these easy 11 tips and help your Twitter following grow. With more than 302 million active users, Twitter is an essential tool for business owners to connect with their customers. What started out as a bit of a novelty has become a primary source of news and information. But just being on Twitter is not the same as using it effectively. Follow these 11 easy tips - use them as a checklist - and help your Twitter following grow. Read more of the article here.

Culture

Build your culture! Here are a few inspiring videos to motivate and excite your students about this amazing industry!

- NAHA Awards Hair Color Behind the Scenes - Photo Shoot 2015 by BABAK

- Prosper U's Artist Corner featuring Barber Dominic Garcia

- Prosper U's Artist Corner featuring MUD Makeup Artist Sean Conklin

Business

8 Must-Know Tips to Grow Your Salon Business
by Lauren Salapatek
Benny Dohrmann, CEO Space International Founder, shares with SALON TODAY his insights from years spent working with entrepreneurs. Here are eight essential tips for shaping a good idea into a great salon business: Read more of this Modern Salon article here.

Have a great week,
Eric Fisher

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If you would like to learn more about the Prosper U Business Training Program and the benefits of implementing it in your school, sign up for one of our informational webinars below.
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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Has this happened in your school? A prospective student, Mary had always dreamed of becoming a successful hairstylist. One day she decided she was going to chase her dream.

She enrolled at XYZ Cosmetology School.

While in school, Mary learned how to cut and color hair - she was one of the top students in her class. She went to school during the day and was a waitress in the evening.

She graduated from XYZ school and received her license. Mary began looking for a job in a salon. While she looked, she continued to wait tables.

Mary looked and looked for a job but never found the right fit. One place she did find required that she bring in all her own clients. Mary didn't know how to do this and couldn't afford to take a paycut while she built her business.

She made more money waiting tables and now she had to pay off her student loan. Although she was top in her class, Mary never worked in a salon.

This hurt XYZ Cosmetology School's placement rate and threatened their accreditation. XYZ School struggled to keep their percent above the requirement.

Does this sound familiar? What if I told you Prosper U can help?

With Prosper U, your students will have the:
- tools to attract, maximize and retain clients
- manners salon owners look for when hiring
- skills to add-on services and sell retail

What it comes down to is when your students are trained with the Prosper U Business Training program salon owners will want to hire them.

This will have a direct impact on your placement rate and ongoing accreditation. Your reputation will prosper. Salons will seek out your graduates to hire because they'll know your students are equipped with the tools and knowledge for success.


All About Pro U updated 2Learn more today! Sign up for one of our informational webinars.
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Thank you,
Eric Fisher

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Hope you enjoy today's gathering of inspiring and fun stories from around the web!

Strategy

Content Marketing for Higher Education: The Psychology of the Click.
In my prior blog posts, I’ve discussed using an e-deliverable (e.g., a PDF e-brochure that can be emailed or downloaded) as a content marketing “carrot” in online marketing campaigns, something a prospective student receives in exchange for submitting their contact information on a landing-page form. When discussing these approaches on campus, I often get the question: “Why not just put the e-deliverable PDF link or the content within the e-brochure on the landing page, instead of making it available only following a form submission?” Read more of this Ruffalo Noel Levitz blog post here.

Culture

Build your culture! Here are a couple inspiring videos we love and a fun teambuilding game to play with your staff and students.

- Inside the Actors Studio Kevin Spacey Clip

- Change Your Words Change Your World Video

- Bus Stop: Teambuilding Games on a Shoestring

Business

Ted Talk with Daniel Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation. Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward. Watch the video here.

How a Simple Story Can Improve Your Business
by Tim Berry.
Do you think business strategy is for someone else? You're running your business, putting out fires, holding the fort, and—thank goodness—things are going well. Strategy is something you leave for the academics and business writers. I've been there myself. However, it's not that simple. Strategy might seem academic and remote, but lack of strategy is generally equivalent to never saying no, having no priorities and trying to please everybody—which is a recipe for failure. Read more of the article here.

Mark your calendars for our next webinar Monday, June 8th at 10am (cst). The webinar will be the Salon Floor Series Part 2 - Salon Floor Rotation and Coaching Model. Register here.

Have a great week,
Eric Fisher

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If you would like to learn more about the Prosper U Business Training Program and the benefits of implementing it in your school, sign up for one of our informational webinars below.
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Tuesday May 12th
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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

We have a Prosper U school that just implemented Prosper U into their culture and curriculum in mid-March. In a training call with them last week, they told us in the last two weeks of March their retail increased by $1200. And in the first two weeks in April they were up $1300!

This is such great news - I couldn't be happier.

Now let me ask you, would you like to see an increase in your retail numbers?

Prosper U can help.

We are a live laboratory. We understand Future Professionals.

We've hired 100's of stylists and trained 1000's of students. There is no other beauty business program out there like us.

Everything you learn in Prosper U has been implemented in my school and used by the stylists in my salons. We know it works.

I want to invite you to learn more about the Prosper U strategy, culture and business program at the AACS Spring Executive Retreat this weekend, May 1st - 3rd. Stop by our table for more information and a FREE bag of Prosper U tools.

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If you can't make it to AACS, we can give you all the details on one of our informational webinars.
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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Looking forward to meeting you,
Eric Fisher

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P.S. Don't forget to sign up for our next FREE webinar - Salon Floor Series Part 1: The Client Value Stream, Monday, May 11th at 10am (cdt) - click here.

I hope everyone is having a great February! Today I want to share a Prosper U school's Saturday numbers.

I was floored when I saw these numbers and super proud of the team for using the Prosper U systems and scripts to achieve such outstanding success.

Take a look at the below numbers:
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Can you believe it?

The service revenue was $4553, the product revenue was $2233, the product per client was $13.12, the average ticket was $43.02 and the prebook % was 31.79%. I was blown away when I saw these numbers.

I know I've said this before but there is nothing I love more than hearing Prosper U school success stories.

When I hear "We had the best Saturday since we opened after implementing Prosper U" and receive photos of students who have sold over $1000 in retail using the Prosper U system - it not only makes me happy but it validates how well the Prosper U Business Training Program works.

Prosper U helps schools be more successful and gives students the skills needed to be successful in the industry. I love seeing numbers like these and I know your school can achieve the same success with Prosper U.

By implementing the Prosper U Business Training Program into your current curriculum, you'll:

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I invite you to find out more by signing up for one of our upcoming webinars:
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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Thank you,
Eric Fisher

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I love hearing Prosper U school success stories. When I hear "We had the best Saturday since we opened after implementing Prosper U" and receive photos of students who have sold over $1000 in retail using the Prosper U system - it makes me so happy. 

It shows how well the Prosper U Business Training Program works by helping schools be more successful and giving students the skills needed to be successful in the industry.

Today I want to share with you a Prosper U school's Friday numbers.
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This summary shows the school had a $3,200 day with 31.52% of it being product revenue. Their average ticket was $38.44, Production Per Hour 5.67, Product Per Client $12.70 and their prebook was 29.21%.

I love seeing numbers like these and I know your school can achieve the same success with Prosper U. By implementing the Prosper U Business Training Program into your current curriculum, you'll:

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I invite you to find out more by signing up for one of our upcoming webinars:
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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email at info@myprosperu.com.

Thank you,
Eric Fisher

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Refresh your Student Kit and BOOM your numbers!

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With the Prosper U Business Training Program, your students can receive the systems, scripts, and tools for a prosperous, lifelong career! Find out more - sign up for one of informational webinars or come see us at AACS.

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Thank you,
Eric Fisher

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