Archive for September 9th, 2011

Shortcuts to Offer Effective Leadership Webinar on Monday

Shortcuts Software is hosting the free webinar Effective Leadership in Your Salon on Monday, Sept. 12 at 9 am PST. The webinar will focus on the idea that the success of spas and salons depends on the strength of the team and a team is only as strong as its leader. Attendees will learn techniques on how to be an effective leader, understand the difference between management vs. leadership, and learn the characteristics of a strong leader and the secrets of coaching and mentoring people. To register, click here.

Mikal Software Receives Prestigious Innovative Solutions Award

Mikal Software recently won the prestigious 2011 Innovative Solutions Award in the In-Store Customer Touch Point category. Presented by VSR and the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) along with judges from Hospitality Technology magazine and RIS News, the awards honor those companies who truly revolutionize business technology. The judges carefully looked at nearly 100 nominations in seven categories to find the best of the best in the industry. In its 4th year, the Innovative Solutions Awards strive to recognize the companies that make their clients’ business stronger and more efficient. Mikal Software has won for their CyberPreceptionist, a user–friendly software program designed to let employees and clients book appointments with ease. Staff in a day spa or salon can also manage customers using a tablet device that allows the front desk receptionist to become portable by handling client check-in, check-out, updates to client tech and personal information, and checking on real-time activity in the front of the salon, like number of clients waiting, bookings to date, or cancellations. For a closer look at all of the award winners, visit

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