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Old 09-28-2006, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Tanning World Expo 2006

I am opening a new salon Nov./Dec. 2006. Can anyone tell me from personal experience if it is worth the time to go to the Expo in Nashville.

I have been told by ditsy's and manufactors that the Las Vegas show was a flop and that the Nashville show is not expected to be as good as it has been in the past but it should be better than Vegas.

I have not ever been to either one. Interested in going to see first had the products, beds, etc. first hand.

Also, interested in the new salon owner course and maybe the smart tan certification.

Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks
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How about from personal experience wait until you get a little close to busy season to open
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I'd shoot for November myself. Xmas sales!!
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Re: Tanning World Expo 2006

No, it's neither worth the time nor the expense. But you should go anyway, the ITA needs your support.
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Re: Tanning World Expo 2006

I think it's worth it. I went to Vegas before opening my salon and learned a TON. It wasn't lame in my opinion - although it was my first one so I had nothing to compare to. You can never learn too much - it's worth it IMO

And Oct/Nov is a great time to open - let's you work your kinks out, find your groove, train your people before busy season. Just keep some capital to float on.

If you're not required to get Smart Tan certified through a class (for Oklah.) then I wouldn't waste my time on the seminar. JMO. You can do it easily if you just read the book and mail in the test.
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I am going and I am not open yet, I don't know what to expect. I look forward to figuring out what lotions I want to carry. I know they don't give samples but do they have them on hand? I also can't wait to see the VersaSpa, since I bought one and it's sitting at the disty's. I am getting certified through Smart Tan even tho it's not required in California but I am sure it will be someday.
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if it is your first, yes, no matter how bad they have gotten, it will be an experience for you. you will see everything and get to know all the brands, beds and more. I think you should go to at least one. I always just go to the show floor, dont pay for the classes, stay in a cheap motel.
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