Business Tips

Business Breakfast in Englewood

Have you experienced frustration trying to communicate with someone of another generation at work? Attend the Englewood Chamber’s Business with Breakfast on Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30 AM, at The Guild Englewood, 3424 So. Inca.  A Boomer and a Millennial will share how to get beyond what often seems like a barrier and, instead, work as a team.

Please make your reservation by February 8th.
Cost:  $15/Greater Englewood Chamber members; $17/non-members 
RSVP: 
www.myenglwoodchamber.com

Business Registration Compliance

An Attractive Offer for Business Compliance in Colorado

Greetings from the Division of Professions and Occupations:

Every business offering barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, or nail technician services must be registered in Colorado, in addition to individual licensure requirements required to work at these businesses. Towards that end, the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure currently is offering a one-time opportunity to ensure compliance to unregistered businesses across the state.

From Oct. 1, 2018 through Nov. 30, 2018, any unregistered business currently providing barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, or nail technician services can register without penalty. Any accumulated penalties will be waived.  

This grace period applies only to business registrations and is available regardless of length of time or reason for not previously registering. It’s applicable to any unregistered businesses offering barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, and nail technician services.

The process to register your business is quick and easy

  • First, look up your registration to see if your place of business is registered
  • If the registration says ACTIVE with an expiration date of Nov. 30, 2019, no further action is necessary.
  • If no record is found online, or you never have held a registration, you must apply for a new registration by completing an original registration application through the online portal.
  • If the registration status is expired, you must complete a reinstatement application.
  • All applications require the name and physical address of the business, as well as the business owner’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

Permanent, temporary, mobile and home-based businesses all need to register with the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure. Licensees providing services in a client’s residence or a client’s place of work do not require a registration.

Only one registration is required for places of business where multiple licensees are operating individual booths or other rented space under a single business entity. 

Operating without a registration normally results in discipline and fines from the Division. To avoid fines, unregistered businesses should take advantage of this short-term grace period. 

Please visit www.Colorado.gov/DORA/BarCosReg for full details, or reach us by phone at (303) 894.7800 or email at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us with any questions or concerns.  And thank you for your assistance in ensuring that our registry accurately reflects all the barber and beauty related businesses registered in the state.

Catch Up on Marketing: 43 Things to Do

By Rieva Lesonsky
Here are 43 things you can do during your August downtime that will have a big impact come fall.

Your Customers come first:

  1. Schedule catch-up calls or lunch with your biggest clients to see how you can better serve them in the coming year.
  2. Reach out to a former customer who’s fallen off your radar and see if you can win their business again.
  3. Check in with a prospect you’ve been nurturing to see if you can get them closer to a sale.a
  4. Gather client testimonials you can use in your marketing materials.
  5. Ask your best customers for referrals.
  6. Create some case studies to show how your product or service helps your customers.
  7. Enlist some satisfied clients to feature in a marketing video for your business.
  8. Collect before-and-after pictures from clients to show off your work, and get permission to use them in your marketing materials.
  9. Make your lists for sending holiday gifts and cards to customers.

Read the rest

9 Examples of Re-Purposing Value Content

If you’ve attended one of my marketing seminars, one of the tactics that I suggest is re-purposing useful information to your target market would like.

The linked article By Ryan Bozeman really hits the nail on the head. Thanks Ryan!

About Ryan Bozeman
Ryan Bozeman is a copywriter and content strategist who specializes in working with marketing and SaaS companies. You can connect with him atwww.BozeContent.com or on Twitter at @RyanBozeman.