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Spa Workers Making More On Unemployment Upset To Receive Small Business Loan

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What would you do as a spa owner if you received a stimulus check and your therapists didn’t want to return to work?

Over the weekend something very interesting occurred related to the COVID-19 crisis.  A Washington DC spa owner  received federal assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). She has two spas with a total of 35 employees. She discovered that her therapists do not want to return to the spa because right now they are making more money on unemployment.

As a former therapist, I can relate to their decision. I have worked on commission and experienced less than fair treatment from some spa owners. But as a business owner,  I also understand the pain of building a business only to see it crash and burn from an unexpected event. And ultimately if it goes under, have the therapists even thought about plan B?

Read this article and let me know your thoughts.


Linda Harding-Bond
Linda Harding-Bond is shifting the paradigm on spa retail training. Her Express Online Retail Training Course is exactly what's needed for post-COVID-19 spa re-openings. Designed to bring your therapists' retail skills up to speed, it will quickly position retail as a robust alternate revenue stream. Linda has provided training for many world-class organizations including The Oberoi Group, St. Regis Hotel, Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Shangri-La Hotels, The Resort at Pedregal, GoldenEye Resort and Spa and Six Senses Resorts. She is author of "Listen, Engage, Sell!: The Foolproof Method for Increasing Spa Sales in 7 Days or Less" and "The New Esthy Handbook: an Essential Guide for Novice or Nervous Estheticians". Connect with her at Linda@Moontideconsulting.com .
Linda Harding-Bond

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