Inspiration Blog

Has this happened in your school? A prospective student, Mary had always dreamed of becoming a successful hairstylist. One day she decided she was going to chase her dream.

She enrolled at XYZ Cosmetology School.

While in school, Mary learned how to cut and color hair - she was one of the top students in her class. She went to school during the day and was a waitress in the evening.

She graduated from XYZ school and received her license. Mary began looking for a job in a salon. While she looked, she continued to wait tables.

Mary looked and looked for a job but never found the right fit. One place she did find required that she bring in all her own clients. Mary didn't know how to do this and couldn't afford to take a paycut while she built her business.

She made more money waiting tables and now she had to pay off her student loan. Although she was top in her class, Mary never worked in a salon.

This hurt XYZ Cosmetology School's placement rate and threatened their accreditation. XYZ School struggled to keep their percent above the requirement.

Does this sound familiar? What if I told you Prosper U can help?

With Prosper U, your students will have the:
- tools to attract, maximize and retain clients
- manners salon owners look for when hiring
- skills to add-on services and sell retail

What it comes down to is when your students are trained with the Prosper U Business Training program salon owners will want to hire them.

This will have a direct impact on your placement rate and ongoing accreditation. Your reputation will prosper. Salons will seek out your graduates to hire because they'll know your students are equipped with the tools and knowledge for success.


All About Pro U updated 2Learn more today! Sign up for one of our informational webinars.
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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Thank you,
Eric Fisher

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Hope you enjoy today's gathering of inspiring and fun stories from around the web!

Strategy

Content Marketing for Higher Education: The Psychology of the Click.
In my prior blog posts, I’ve discussed using an e-deliverable (e.g., a PDF e-brochure that can be emailed or downloaded) as a content marketing “carrot” in online marketing campaigns, something a prospective student receives in exchange for submitting their contact information on a landing-page form. When discussing these approaches on campus, I often get the question: “Why not just put the e-deliverable PDF link or the content within the e-brochure on the landing page, instead of making it available only following a form submission?” Read more of this Ruffalo Noel Levitz blog post here.

Culture

Build your culture! Here are a couple inspiring videos we love and a fun teambuilding game to play with your staff and students.

- Inside the Actors Studio Kevin Spacey Clip

- Change Your Words Change Your World Video

- Bus Stop: Teambuilding Games on a Shoestring

Business

Ted Talk with Daniel Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation. Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward. Watch the video here.

How a Simple Story Can Improve Your Business
by Tim Berry.
Do you think business strategy is for someone else? You're running your business, putting out fires, holding the fort, and—thank goodness—things are going well. Strategy is something you leave for the academics and business writers. I've been there myself. However, it's not that simple. Strategy might seem academic and remote, but lack of strategy is generally equivalent to never saying no, having no priorities and trying to please everybody—which is a recipe for failure. Read more of the article here.

Mark your calendars for our next webinar Monday, June 8th at 10am (cst). The webinar will be the Salon Floor Series Part 2 - Salon Floor Rotation and Coaching Model. Register here.

Have a great week,
Eric Fisher

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If you would like to learn more about the Prosper U Business Training Program and the benefits of implementing it in your school, sign up for one of our informational webinars below.
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Tuesday May 12th
May 14
May 19

If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Whether managed or not, every business has an experience. Some are good and some are bad.

Let me ask you - how well are you managing your clients’ experience?

The truth is, successful businesses and people manage their client’s experience.

In our webinar on Monday, we will cover what Prosper U calls the Client Value Stream. It's all about creating a memorable and meaningful experience for your guest.

During this webinar, I will give you the tools to help you manage your guest's experience; from the warm welcome to the fond farewell and everything in between.

It's what you need to know so you don't lose your clients to the competition.

Learn the tools for creating an amazing experience.
The webinar is FREE! Register today.

Salon Floor Series Part 1 Webinar


See you Monday,
Eric Fisher

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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

We have a Prosper U school that just implemented Prosper U into their culture and curriculum in mid-March. In a training call with them last week, they told us in the last two weeks of March their retail increased by $1200. And in the first two weeks in April they were up $1300!

This is such great news - I couldn't be happier.

Now let me ask you, would you like to see an increase in your retail numbers?

Prosper U can help.

We are a live laboratory. We understand Future Professionals.

We've hired 100's of stylists and trained 1000's of students. There is no other beauty business program out there like us.

Everything you learn in Prosper U has been implemented in my school and used by the stylists in my salons. We know it works.

I want to invite you to learn more about the Prosper U strategy, culture and business program at the AACS Spring Executive Retreat this weekend, May 1st - 3rd. Stop by our table for more information and a FREE bag of Prosper U tools.

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If you can't make it to AACS, we can give you all the details on one of our informational webinars.
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April 28thApril 30thMay 5th

If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Looking forward to meeting you,
Eric Fisher

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P.S. Don't forget to sign up for our next FREE webinar - Salon Floor Series Part 1: The Client Value Stream, Monday, May 11th at 10am (cdt) - click here.

What if I told you that Prosper U could eliminate all your student drops?

Okay maybe not all your drops, but we could help lower the number significantly. Because Prosper U is relevant to today's student. And nothing is more important than learning how to better communicate with your students.

I recently heard an interview with Harvard Business Historian Nancy Koehn and she said "The average American attention span in 2013 was about 8 seconds. The average attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds. And then get this kicker - the average attention of a goldfish is 9 seconds."


If the average attention span is 8 seconds, the content you're teaching needs to be up-to-date and fun. Prosper U incorporates all 5 of today's tips so you can be  more relevant, give your students the business skills for success and keep them engaged.

Here are 5 tips to better communicate with today's student.


5 Ways to Better Communicate


AACS

Look for us at the upcoming AACS Spring Executive Retreat, May 1-3. We would love to meet you and tell you more about how Prosper U can help boost your enrollments.

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Sign up for our next FREE webinar.
Salon Floor Series Part 1: The Client Value Stream
Monday, May 11th at 10am (cdt) - click here.


Thanks for your time,
Eric Fisher

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We would love to give you all the details about Prosper U in one of our informational webinars.
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April 21
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If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00

Don't be a loser.

Are your guests coming back? The number one goal of the Prosper U Business Training Program is to keep the client coming back.  We all know it's easy to lose a client. Don't be a loser. Check out these 15 easy ways you can lose a client.
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Are you doing any of these? Let Prosper U help. Let us give you the systems and scripts to keep the guest coming back. And in return you'll increase your salon floor revenue and your students will benefit from the real world experience. Learn more today - give Jenny a call at 316-425-5245 or email her at jremsberg@myprosperu.com!  

Thank you,
Eric Fisher

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 00:00

A blueprint for your school's success

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Before I get into today's topic, I want to let you know we will be at the upcoming AACS Spring Executive Retreat May 1st - 3rd. If you are attending, I want to personally invite you to stop by our table and introduce yourself. I will be there along with the Prosper U team and would love to meet you!

Now let me ask you, are your placement rates declining?
Prosper U can help your students get hired before students from other schools.

Are your enrollments decreasing?
Prosper U can help you get more enrollments.

Has your cash flow decreased?
Prosper U can help you make more money.

As a Prosper U school, salon owners will love to hire your students and parents will love that you teach a branded business program.

I encourage you to take some time to learn more about Prosper U.

All About Pro U updated 2
We would love to give you all the details about Prosper U in one of informational webinars.
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April 14th
April 16
April 21

If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

Have a great week,
Eric Fisher

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We have some big news - we changed our logo!

We removed business training program and added Strategy, Culture and Business - because this is our goal. 

When you implement Prosper U into your current curriculum we will provide you with more than just a business training program - we will give you a business strategy, a business culture and a business program.

In the spirit of change and our new logo, we also switched up today's email. We gathered some inspiring and fun stories from around the web. Enjoy!

Strategy

Technology and the younger generation: How will this affect the way we teach?
Click here to listen to the NPR Story "The Future of Short Attention Span Theater"

As a business owner, you’ve probably noticed many of the core business ideas and strategies stay the same year after year. However, throughout the last couple of years technology and a surplus of information has changed the landscape for businesses. Read this Forbes article about "5 Business Strategies You Need to Know About in 2015" - click here.

Culture

Build your culture! Gather your students and start your day with one or all of these fun, culture-building videos.

- Treadmill Dancer Carson Dean on TheEllenShow

- Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and Jimmy Fallon

- High School Slam Dunk Contest

Business

Have you heard about this app?

On New Year’s Eve in 2012, Victoria Eisner realized that she could order everything to get ready for the night from her phone — food, a car, even a dress — with the exception of hair and makeup. The idea for Glamsquad, an app that allows you to make appointments for hair stylists and makeup artists to come to your home, was born. Read more here

Have a great week,
Eric Fisher

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If you would like to learn more about the Prosper U Business Training Program and the benefits of implementing it in your school, sign up for one of our informational webinars below.
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April 7April 9
April 14th

If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316-425-5245 or email us at info@myprosperu.com.

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