Monday, March 23, 2009


I was honored to spend March 15th and 16th in Philadelphia at the Eighth Annual Raylon Art of Business Conference. This conference has been named one of the country's leading seminars for salon owners and managers. It focused on the best business practices for salons and spas. I shared the stage with three of the leading educators in the business; Frank Gambuzza, Geno Stampora and Scott Buchanan. Josh and Howard Hafetz, the president and CFO and all of the DSC's did a wonderful job putting this program together. The seminar was sold out with over 300 in attendance. If you ever get a chance to attend one of their programs, do it. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

There was so much Great business information, from information on financials and taxes to soft skills.

The one piece of information that sticks out the most to me is that this is a great time to own a salon. As Geno put it, “You don’t see 600 stylists on MSNBC in the unemployment line." Geno had two compact discs for sale at the program. I purchased both of them. They are both very good. Remember...KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! If you are interested in purchasing let me know at and I will send you in the right direction.

I will be sharing more information from the program in future blog entries.

Larry Kopsa CPA