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The Ultimate Workday Playlist: 12 Songs to Motivate You"

Entrepreneurs from a number of professions weighed in on the music that inspires their day.  Cherry Blow Dry Bar COO, Steve Vicario, holds the #5 spot with "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. "Who isn't motivated by 'Eye of the Tiger?' You can't beat the classics and it's the ultimate motivational song. Plus, I live in Philly and everyone knows this is one of Rocky's favorite songs". - Steve Vicario View the full 12-song Spotify playlist to get you motivated! View Article

New salons and fresh cosmetics debut in the A.

Hot to Trot New salons and fresh cosmetics debut in the A. The Mane Event:  Beauty gurus unite at Cherry Blow Dry Bar's first Atlanta outpost, which offers hair and makeup services for all of your glam needs. The new location at Buckhead's The Exchange shopping center is the perfect place to stop in for a classic Cherry blowout or stay a while for a relaxing reparative protein treatment and scalp massage. If that's not enough to make you a regular, try its specialty services, which include permanent hair extensions, smoothing treatments and full-face makeup applications using BeautyAddicts Cosmetics; or book a private party for you and your best gals. Services from $39.

15 Mistakes to Avoid when Starting a Franchise

If you’re considering starting a franchise business, you’ve probably seen a lot of sales pitches recently. Franchise teams build super sophisticated sales networks – websites, brochures, sales reps, etc. – all working in sync, non-stop, to sell you their franchise. What you won’t often hear is that owning a franchise can be just as risky as owning any other small business. That’s why we spoke to a number of current franchisees and franchise experts about the biggest mistakes they made when starting a franchise and what you can do to avoid them. Mistake #7: Needlessly straying from your franchise business plan.  Bob Ferry, Cherry Blow Dry Bar franchisee in New Jersey “Don’t needlessly stray from your business plan without a sound reason. The biggest mistake to avoid is making broad assumptions about your business. Before making changes, you really want to do your research. Get as many facts and data points as possible in order to make good decisions. Don’t assume that other people with industry experience are always correct or always wrong. Look at all the issues, compare the pros and cons, and then make a decision that fits within your business plan.” View Article