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Feb 11, 2008 | 03:33 PM CST

Profile: Filling a Spa Niche

By: Pamela Hill

After more than 16 years of working in medical spas, registered nurse and educator Pamela Hill saw a gap in the skin care industry.

Feb 11, 2008 | 03:30 PM CST

Trade Routes: Courtesy is Not Obsolete

By: Michael Wynne

While business today can be conducted over long distances, there is still no substitute for personal contact when it comes to building business relationships. Being cognizant of business protocols across cultures is the first step to success.

Feb 11, 2008 | 03:12 PM CST

The Changing Landscape of Importing and Exporting

By: Felix Pekar, QuestaWeb…

The rules of importing and exporting continue to grow alongside the proliferation of international business and increasing security considerations. The responsibility to meet these rules lies on the shoulders of importers and their agents, and global trade management technology affords companies the power to meet this responsibility.

Feb 05, 2008 | 12:44 PM CST

Spa Skin Care: Q&A with Renée Rouleau

Renee Rouleau

Renée Rouleau, founder of the Renée Rouleau Skin Care Salon, recently discussed her new spa with GCI magazine…

Feb 05, 2008 | 12:32 PM CST

Home Fragrance: Q&A with Harry Slatkin

Harry Slatkin: Photo by Julie Skarratt

Harry Slatkin, founder and president of Slatkin & Co. and president of Limited Brands' home design, manages a half-billion dollar home fragrance business. He recently spoke with GCI magazine about his products, career and personal life...

Jan 10, 2008 | 04:01 PM CST

Selling Your Company–Removing the Obstacles to Success

By: George Spilka

Achieving a premium-priced deal with strong terms that protect against unreasonable post-closing exposure is not an easy task for sellers in today’s acquisition business environment. But there are approaches and procedures that put power back into a seller’s hands.

Jan 07, 2008 | 04:33 PM CST

Organization Discusses Top Beauty Issues with Legislators

Members of the Professional Beauty Federation recently participated in an annual event that allows for face to face time with Congressional legislators...

Nov 08, 2007 | 04:18 PM CST

Profile: Changing the Mood

Fragrance can encourage certain moods and impact behavior. Danielle Kelli Fleming, a certified behavior therapist, became intrigued with the connection between scent, mind and mood during her graduate work in human behavior and psychology.

Oct 02, 2007 | 10:46 AM CDT

Profile: A Family Affair

A family business can create a focus for the next generation, building a drive to take the company to the next level. For Cristina Samuels and Jennifer Isaac, co-founders of MODE Cosmetics, the family business drove them to start a business of their own. These two sisters were immersed in Zela International, a cosmetics manufacturer. Samuels worked in sales and marketing, while Isaac focused on product development.

Oct 02, 2007 | 10:42 AM CDT

Trade Routes: The Ten Commandments of Global Business

By: Michael Wynne

With the demise of local, isolated markets, today’s companies are truly global players, exposed to sensitive ethical quandaries. Conducting global business ethically will result in a better and more profitable company.