Employee Management

How Does California’s AB 5 Impact Beauty Businesses?

Are you up-to-speed on the new California labor law that took effect January 1? Known anecdotally as “the gig economy law” and officially as “AB 5,” it aims to prevent employees from being misclassified as contractors. It’s generating quite a stir among industries like trucking, freelance media and app-based transportation …


Keeping it in the Family – How Gould’s Handled the Growth of Suites

The gulf between the commission-based model and booth rental is wide, deep and difficult to bridge, but over the past two years we have engineered a hybrid at our Germantown Collection location that does exactly that. It goes beyond rental, yet sits alongside our commission model without cannibalizing that side …