Author: John P. Ribner

The Truth About Tanning Manufacturers

When it comes to tanning manufacturers and distributors, it’s time to have a more honest discussion with tanning professionals. Tanning professionals, it’s time there’s no reason why you should be uninformed about the companies you do business with! Nowadays, tanning salon owners and spray tan technicians are connected more than ever before. There isn’t anything you can’t find out about a tanning lotion or equipment manufacturer or tanning distribution company. It’s all due to the power of the Internet. You can research anything you want to know about tanning industry manufacturers and distributors. You can see who’s selling what...

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Tanning Salon Operator Training: Buyer Beware!

Are you considering tanning salon operator training for your staff? If so, “buyer beware!” is the best advice this tanning magazine can give you. Tanning salon owners are constantly being told why your staff needs tanning salon operator training and certification. You’ll hear that you need to have all your employees trained and certified. This helps protect you from being sued, and it gives your business and the industry a more professional image. You’ll also hear that training and certification is required in some states. All of these are great reasons to run right out and spend a bunch...

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2018 Peak Tanning Season Looks Good!

Tanning salon owners say that the 2018 peak season looks good! This positive tanning business forecast is happily delivered by everyone here at your favorite tanning magazine. Sun Biz Weekly hosted a survey three weeks ago. In it, we asked tanning salon owners and spray tan technicians to answer some questions about the 2018 peak tanning season. Our goal was to take the pulse of the industry and see what most tanning pros thought about business in the coming year. Well, many of you took the time to answer our survey and we’re extremely grateful. This tanning magazine is...

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Happy Holidays from Sun Biz Weekly!

Your tanning magazine wishes you happy holidays! We took time out of our busy yuletide schedules to bring you these tanning salon business tips. By the time you read this, the holiday will nearly be over. We hope you enjoyed this time of year with your family and friends. As you’re reading this, you might be thinking about everything you plan to do with your tanning business as it heads into the new year. ’Tis the peak tanning season, after all! Everyone here at Sun Biz Weekly is glad that you’re making us part of your peak season preparations....

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Tanning Lotion Sales Tip: Less is More

Editor’s Note: More than 10 years ago, Greg Klesius was the owner of Soakin’ Up The Rays. As a private label tanning lotion maker, he waged a one-man war against lotion diversion. Greg also educated tanning salon owners about how to keep tanning lotion sales inside their businesses. One of the ways Greg did this was his “Lotion University” newsletter. Although he’s been out of the tanning industry for many years, Greg allowed Sun Biz Weekly to reprint some of his Lotion University material to help today’s tanning salon owners. Here’s some info taken from Greg’s Lotion University. To...

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Beware of Fake Tanning News!

In this world of fake tanning news, you can trust the business-building tips in this tanning magazine! The results of last week’s survey continue to flood into Sun Biz Weekly headquarters. Because of this, we’ll provide a full report in next week’s issue. In this week’s tanning magazine, we plan to talk about something equally important – online tanning industry “experts.” You know the type because Facebook is filled with them. You might see people toss around terms such as marketing strategies, S.W.O.T. analysis, and vision statements. This all sounds impressive, but any of this information is easily available...

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Tanning Salon Employee of the Week: Alexis Shenkle

Say congratulations to Alexis Shenkle of 2Suns Salon & Wellness in Stafford, VA. She’s the Tanning Salon Employee of the Week! Alexis’s boss Jasa Wolfrey nominated her for this honor. Jasa recalled, “I met Alexis in 2009 when she was my son’s student teacher at a local preschool. Getting to know her amazing personality prompted me to ask if she’d like to work with me at the salon in 2014.” Jasa added that Alexis supported the salon’s addition of new services, and the young employee stepped up to learn everything she needed to help tanners. Clients soon gravitated to...

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Peak Season 2018 Survey and More

Your tanning magazine is happy to offer you the 46th issue of our second edition. We bring you plenty of business-building tips for tanning professionals. If you’re an indoor tanning pro, you’re probably looking forward to the holidays and the upcoming peak tanning season. Team Sun Biz Weekly looks forward to these things, too. Like the rest of this industry, we’re interested to see how the upcoming peak season will shake out. We wish everyone the best, of course. We also plan to offer as much help as we can by providing helpful, business-building content week after week. As...

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Tanning Top 10 Industry Low Points

How would you improve the tanning industry? Two Sun Biz Weekly contributors share the 10 things we’d like to change about indoor tanning. So, I was chatting with tanning salon owner and Sun Biz Weekly contributor Jasa Wolfrey. We eventually started talking about the things about this industry that we wished we could change. The more we went back and forth with this, the more I thought this would make a great Tanning Top 10 for this tanning business magazine. I mentioned this to Jasa and she promptly send me her top 10 tanning industry low points. This served...

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Your Tanning Magazine: Editor’s Choice

This week, I took the liberty of choosing the articles in your favorite tanning magazine. I wanted to share my picks for some of the best articles we’ve ever published. Admittedly, it was hard to choose just a few. Sun Biz Weekly has delivered nearly two years worth of content and it’s all extremely helpful. After much scrutiny, and contemplation, I was able to come up with the articles we’ve shared in this issue. I could do this every week and still not run out of great content to share. (Don’t worry, though. We’ll have plenty of new content...

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