The Service Industries - Business, Professional and Personal
Meet a legend in the day spa industry.
Tucson, Arizona: Meet Pam McNair-Wingate, founder, Gadabout SalonSpas. She virtually created a new industry -- day spas -- and she has begun the process of transforming an old industry -- the beauty salon.
She wasn't always the visionary and pioneer. But things changed when she was left with two young mouths to feed and she had never worked outside the home! She took her instincts for nurturing and brought them into the workplace. Today, from six locations around Tucson, she and her team of over 200 professionals deliver the newest treatments from their spas and the freshest looks from their salons. The company, Gadabout SalonSpas, is recognized as a leader in the day spa movement both in customer care and in business practices.
In the typical spas customers check in for a week to be pampered, to eat low-fat diets, and to participate in endless exercise classes. Day spas are different! Here you'll find only the pampering part.
Pam has been a leader in this revolution from its beginning and she is helping to transform the salon business by setting an example for all. In recognition of her extraordinary leadership skills, Pam was named Salon Entrepreneur of the Year for the US at the Global Salon Business Awards presented in London.
It is a service if it is not a product! Today the services industries account for 60% of all jobs.
Business Service folks include the IT, finance (including the occasional bookkeeper), engineering, management, personnel, insurance, brokers of every kind (including real estate), security, design services right on out to the landscaping people, and so many more.
Professional Services require a degree in that discipline to even practice it! The classic folks include the architects, CPAs, lawyers, and doctors. Today, it can even include everybody from educators to undertakers.
Personal services include the folks who maintain your body including your nails, hair, muscle tone, weight, etc., and then handle how and where you take that body, i.e. the travel agents, delivery services, and more.
Of course, many retail businesses offer business, professional and personal services.
Most of us have enough stuff. Making our lives more meaningful, whole, textured, aesthetic -- even more charming -- is the work of the service industries.