Many believe that small business owners can’t change what happens in Washington so they bury their heads and hope for the best. But I’m here to tell you, that’s not the case at all. I know first-hand the frustration of dealing in politics, because that’s my job. As the President of the American Suntanning Association… Continue Reading YOU Can Change How the Government Sees YOUR Business
As the industry’s tanning salon association, ASA continues to work on all issues impacting indoor tanning salons in Washington and all 50 states. ASA has also taken the lead on UV-related research development and advancement, industry PR and industry legal issues. The following is an overview of the current status of the ASA’s efforts involving… Continue Reading 2018 American Suntanning Association Progress Report
The tan tax repeal effort has been our industry’s calling card in Washington, D.C., for more than five years. The story of businesses closed and jobs lost, as a result of this unfair tax, has opened many doors for our industry. 2017 proved to be a difficult year for the new business-friendly administration, causing frustration… Continue Reading Tan Tax Repeal Effort Gaining Momentum in D.C.
Young salon owner brings political experience, new perspective to ASA board With nine tanning business locations, a distribution company and more than 100 employees depending on him at the age of 30, Zach Neugebauer has a lot riding on the future of indoor tanning. So, rather than sitting pat, focusing solely on his business and… Continue Reading Actions Speak Louder than Words
END THE WAR ON FEMALE BUSINESS OWNERS Male-dominated businesses are thriving while female business owners are being attacked by the federal government. Businesses that are dominated by men such as fitness clubs and non-salon businesses do not have to pay the tan tax. Fitness clubs are unregulated and unsupervised. While unregulated tanning continues to grow,… Continue Reading War on Women – June 25, 2018 Message