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Relaxation Day: Ways to Reduce Stress Without Sacrificing Business

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National Relaxation Day (August 15) is a time dedicated to unwinding and taking a break from the stress of everyday life. Yet for hardworking small business owners who deserve it most, the holiday may not seem realistic. Running a small business is an ever-demanding job that doesn’t pause when you do. The idea of staying at home, reading a book or going on a picnic may sound far-fetched, if not fantastical.

That said, Relaxation Day may be most important for small business owners. According to the American Psychological Association, the second and third most common causes of stress are money and work—sound familiar? In fact, according to DaySmart Software’s recent survey report, money is the number one concern keeping small business owners up at night.

DaySmart serves many customers in the salon and spa industries, where relaxation is inherent to the business model. With that, here are some ways for salon and spa owners to take advantage of  National Relaxation Day – both for their health and the health of their business.

National Relaxation Day Tips:

Money

Salon and spa owners can leverage Relaxation Day as a timely way to promote new and repeat business. Customers need to relax, too, so why shouldn’t they kick back and get some pampering at your salon or spa? To boost foot traffic, you can:

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Work

As a salon or spa owner, you are an expert when it comes to your customers’ relaxation—but what does it mean for you? If you can’t take the day off, use Relaxation Day to consider how to reduce stress year-round. There are tools and tactics to eliminate the daily worries that bog us down at work. Here are a few that can give small business owners more peace of mind:

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In the world of small business, treating yourself can mean adopting the tools you need to do your job. Reduce unnecessary stress so you can focus on what you do best: running your salon or spa.

Learn how DaySmart Software can give you peace of mind by delivering each of these capabilities in an all-in-one business management software with our Salon Iris and Orchid Spa products.

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