Keeping Yourself Running at Peak Levels
Most successful groomers are running at full steam during the holiday season. Are you running at your personal best? Learn2GroomDogs Founder, Melissa Verplank talks about ways to stay healthy and energized during crunch time behind the grooming table.
Education is at the Heart of Professional Growth for Our Industry with Michell Evans & Melissa Verplank
Michell Evans and Melissa Verplank were having a personal conversation. They were talking about growth in the pet grooming industry on their way to the film set. They both realized L2GD might benefit from their thoughts so they opted to repeat their discussion with the camera rolling. Listen in on their thoughts.
Mini Lesson: Creative Ideas for 4th of July Bowmaking
Choosing to accessorize a freshly groomed dog can be a highly successful marketing opportunity for you - and a perfect way to get owners talking about our styling services!
You're a one-person show and your business is booming. You're working long hours. You need help. But you've never hired anyone. Or maybe you have, but you haven't had much success finding the right 'fit' for your salon. What do you look for when hiring a new team member? With over 90 years combined experience, these seasoned pros have done their fair share of hiring. They share what they have learned over the years when going through the hiring process.
In this video you will learn:
- The most important things to look for in a new hire
- Why hiring is easier today than it was years ago
- What to look for with a groomer fresh out of school
- Where all new groomers should start when they first get hired
- Why salons are like families
Approximate running times: 13 minutes
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|Part 1||Slope Side Chats- What Do You Look for In a New Hire|
Melissa is an awarding winning stylist with over 30 years experience, multiple business owner, contest judge, industry speaker, and author of 'notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five. Read Full Bio
Melissa Verplank has over 30 years experience in the pet industry. Her mastery of grooming techniques has won her numerous awards at both national & international levels. She has run multiple businesses, including a fleet of mobile units; a salon that grew into the Paragon School of Pet Grooming; a luxury, all suites boarding facility called Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa; and White Dog Enterprises which produced the award winning books, Notes From the Grooming Table and Theory of Five. Melissa Verplank was a member of the traveling team for GroomTeam USA, later the Team Coordinator, and served on the Board of Directors. Ms. Verplank is an industry speaker, author, contest grooming judge, and two time Cardinal Crystal Achievement winner.