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Free advising helps spa owners polish their business acumen
November 7, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

trievas-spa-logoLYNNWOOD, Wash. – As a manicurist working out of her home, Trieva Katsandres walked her clients to the car so she could fasten their seat belts, thus protecting their still-fragile nail polish.

Healing touch therapies key to wellness, success for business
September 10, 2015

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Estetica-Kim-Schlais,-left,-and-Barbara-Sudar-smallLONGVIEW, Wash. – When people walk out of a doctor’s office or health clinic they might feel a range of emotions, from relieved to worried, but rarely do they feel wonderful. Wonderful is the emotion that Barbara Sudar and partner Kim Schlais wanted to capture when they purchased Estetica Day Spa in Longview in 2008.