Finding Franchise Success in the Next Recession

Posted by Jim Otto on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

SuccessI recently attended a webinar with one of the largest franchising financing lenders in the United States. I would like to explain all the graphs that they showed us but the bottom line was this: all the signs point to the next recession hitting sometime in the next 24 months. 
  • Credit Card debt and margin buying of stocks are back to record levels.
  • The small business optimism indicator  is at record levels (this is a contrarian indicator). 
  • Retail rents are at extreme levels causing over building, even though demand is decreasing  for retail space! 
 
But what I was most interested in was a chart of the top 15 franchises according to the SBA. I can't tell you those names, but what I can tell you is some commonalities they had. 
  • Four of the top 15 were child related.
  • Most all were recession resistant. 

At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids we feel like we combine both of these traits. As most parents look at a haircut as a necessity and not an option, and a haircut will never be replaced on the internet! Parents will always spend money on their children. They will cut out a lot of luxuries and services for themselves, but never a service that makes their children look better and feel better about themselves!
 
Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchise stores in providing franchisee support (in order to encourage continual growth and business success), and have sometimes seen the unexpected happen! When it does, we help by identifying and helping with challenges that might arise for franchisees. Additionally, we work to present options that can help prevent these events as well. As many franchise owners may not have opened a business before, having someone who can advise them is a significant advantage of franchise ownership!

Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this hair salon business opportunity or small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, franchise success, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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In Business or Franchising - Three is the Magic Number!

Posted by Jim Otto on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

magicnumberI often get contacted by people who want to buy a franchise or business to be their own boss, take control of their destiny and live the American dream! Well, that's all well and good. But I'd like to take a moment and add a small bit of wisdom from one who has been there and has interacted with lots of people who who have also been there. 
 
It takes time. Three years to be precise. 
 
While some can do it a little faster and some might do it a little slower - on average it's going to take you about three years. If you were to pin me down, or get upset with me, or even tell me I'm crazy, I wouldn't mind. As a matter of fact, I really can't explain it other than to to tell you that after countless observations, research, and doing it myself, three years is about what it takes to create a business that gains enough traction for the owner to rightfully claim their business is on it's way to being successful. 
 
So the bad news here is this: If you're going to quit your job, make sure that you have lots - and need I say it again - LOTS of working capital. Because you may have a long runway. The other option is to keep your job and run your business on the side. This option will test your business skill, your ability to manage and find the right people, and trust them.
 
The good news here is: owning your own franchise or business can allow you to be your own boss, allow you to control your own destiny and allow you to live the American dream.
 
But like I said, it's going to take you about three years to get there. 

Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchise stores in providing franchisee support (in order to encourage continual growth and business success), and have sometimes seen the unexpected happen! When it does, we help by identifying and helping with challenges that might arise for franchisees. Additionally, we work to present options that can help prevent these events as well. As many franchise owners may not have opened a business before, having someone who can advise them is a significant advantage of franchise ownership!

Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, franchise success, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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Is Your Business Invisible to Customers?

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

invis.jpgIt's a mystery! As a business owner, you just can't figure it out. You have a great location in a high traffic area, and you have a great store with a product or service that you KNOW the people of your community need or would love. However, you just aren't getting people to come through your door. What do you do?

I was thinking about this the other night when I was out with my family. We have an extremely busy intersection near our home, along with a nice shopping area where hundreds (if not thousands) of potential customers drive by every day. As we were looking for a little time to kill, we decided spur-of-the-moment to visit one of the stores that we had passed by every day for over a year, but had never visited before. After we had spent a little time there, we were all impressed with what the store had to offer - and wondered why we had never been enticed into shopping there before. After my spouse and I talked about it for a while (as we always find marketing and why people do the things they do to be of interest), I came up with the following...

1. We didn't recognize the brand: Even though the store was one we passed by every day, we didn't recognize the sign of the store and unfortunately had nothing to pull us into the store. Take for instance "Hobby Lobby" or "Michaels". The logo is instantly recognizable, and when you see the sign - you more than likely know what's inside. True, these are national brands that have a huge amount of marketing dollars behind them in order to build brand recognition But smaller brands who may not have those expansive resources can still work on getting the brand out to the immediate community through flyers, advertising in local papers, advertising at local sporting events, parades, guerrilla marketing  efforts, etc.

2. The exterior of the store was bland: Don't get me wrong, the exterior of this particular store is very nice. But there was nothing to actually communicate to us what was inside the store. No posters or window displays to attract our attention and help us understand what was actually waiting inside. Some local stores that we didn't know anything about prior to visiting, actually were able to get us to walk through the door through a cool window display, a banner on the outside advertising what's inside, or some kind of poster in the window showing more about what to expect inside the store.

3. Awareness of Service or Product Costs: Sometimes as a customer, we've decided not to visit a store because we don't really know how much the services or products may cost. It isn't until we look up a menu (for a restaurant) or find a sale advertisement in a local newspaper that we decide to pay the store a visit. For example, I love coffee shops. However, it wasn't until my local "Dunkin Donuts" sent me a flyer in the mail advertising their drinks that I was suddenly made aware that they were even in the community. And seeing that their drinks were comparable to what I was already spending, I was enticed to give them a try. After their effective marketing and great service, I now go there frequently.

Do you have a store that needs more customers?  Take a look at the exterior from a different viewpoint - use some of the tips above to communicate!  

Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchise stores in providing franchisee support (in order to encourage continual growth and business success), and have sometimes seen the unexpected happen! We provide poster designs (to help communicate who we are), do photo shoots so our franchisees always have content to communicate with their potential customers!  We know that most franchise owners may not have opened a business before, having someone who can advise them is a significant advantage of franchise ownership!

Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, franchise success, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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May 2018 Newsletter: A Madtastic May!!!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

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A Flower for Mom! Remember to surprise mom with a flower for her on Saturday, May 12th at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Also don't forget that our store will be closed on Mother's Day to honor our hair stylists (most of them are awesome Moms too)! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids appreciates all our AMAZING Mothers out there! You all are great!

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Honoring Soldiers and their Families! At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we're offering some extremely amazing specials as a way to remember fallen soldiers and their families on Memorial Day (at participating locations). What are they? Well, just be sure to watch for our e-blast, which will have all the details about these cool and exclusive sales! If you'd like to know more, as always please click here for our locations page, and contact us today!

summerGet Ready for Summer! Summer will soon be here, and Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is ready to help you look and feel your best at the pool with our great sale on summer-time hair care products. For example, you can save 20% off our great Swimmers Shampoo products - all KID SAFE and FRIENDLY! So come in before heading to the pool, and check out how to stay super cool this summer!

Help Make a Positive Difference!

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Kids and Parents! Are you or someone you know interested in a business opportunity that genuinely cares about people - as well as helping  make the world a brighter place? If so, you might want to check into one of the most unique opportunities around through Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Just give us a call at at 1-888-98 GONE MAD, or click on Franchise Opportunities to get started (where you can find out more details, as well as download our free Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchise Toolkit!)

A Shear Madness Internet Extravaganza!

socialmediaicons.jpgWe Love Having Fun Online Too! Do you love funny kids jokes, cool crafts, great photos and awesome events for kids? If so, be sure to follow us on Facebook, InstagramGoogle+,  Tumblr,  Pinterest & Twitter for all this and more! You'll also want to check out our many madtastic updates over on our Franchise Blog, where we post helpful tips and insightful articles on growing a small business and so much more. Don't miss it!

Wow! Awesome Deals Ahead!!!

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SUPER Spring-Time Savings! Check out our coupons page for amazing deals like $5 off a formal updo, $1 off a die cast pull back car or 15% off a hair care product! So now you can look and feel your best, and save a little dough while you're at it too! Plus, don't miss another cool coupon exclusively on our our coupon page (at participating locations). Have a great May!

Spring-time Crafts for Kids!

jewelsHooray for Family Fun! It's Spring, which means it's time for barbeques, outdoor games and crafting with the kids! Don't miss our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make this beautiful jeweled suncatcher out of a music CD (as seen at left). Plus, discover how to craft a milk jug igloo, an awesome glitter sensory jar for kids, a super fun marble maze out of straws and a cardboard box, funny honey bee planter sticks, wooden spoon puppets, and so much more!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are currently looking for franchise prospects throughout the United States - and especially Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Lincoln, Denver and St.Louis! We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or franchise investments, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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April 2018 Newsletter: Help Make a Positive Difference!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Apr 2, 2018 @ 15:04 PM

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Donations for our local Autism Society! Wow! Did you know that if you make an appointment between noon and 3pm during the month of April, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will donate $1 to our local Autism Society? Check out the special coupon over on our coupon page, or in the Coupon section below. PLUS, be sure to contact us to make an appointment and help raise awareness of this important cause!

 It's National Autism Month!!!

Autism_Awareness_Ribbon.pngGiving Back to the Community: Join Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in recognizing the 2018 National Autism Awareness Month! The Autism Society says, "Join us in celebration for 2018 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year." Check out the Autism Society's Get Involved page for more information!

NOW Franchising at Shear Madness!

girlhaircut2.jpgThousands of kids and their parents love coming to Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids for great haircuts, cool parties and awesome retail! Find out how you can be a part of our amazing franchising family today, and start on an incredible journey towards opening your own Shear Madness Hair Salon! You won't want to miss our free (and redesigned) Franchising Toolkit to get started. This helpful resource can be found at Franchise Opportunities!

Online Fun and Spring-Time Savings!

socialmediaicons6.jpgDon't miss us on Tumblr too! Did you know that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is on Tumblr? Yes, that's right! You can follow what's going on at our Tumblr page right HERE. Meanwhile, if you're looking for even more fun from Shear Madness, then don't miss out on our fantastic Facebook page - or check out our always madtastic (and helpful) updates and resources available at our Franchise BlogInstagram, Google+, Pinterest & Twitter!

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Wow! With these coupons you can give even MORE!! We are so excited to share our awesome coupons this April over on our coupon page! Don't miss out! For example, right now if you schedule a birthday party during April, we'll donate $5 to your local Autism Society! It's just another great way your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is helping you make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families! 

Spring Time Crafts for Kids!

flowers.jpgCelebrate Spring with a COOL craft! Check out our totally FUN Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make some beautiful rainbow flowers out of paper (as seen at left)! Also, discover how to make paper hyacinths, paper plate honey bees,  a tissue paper stained glass kite, funny ladybugs made out of paper bowls, a paper bag butterfly, a super amazing 3-D paper hot-air balloon perfect for hanging up as a decoration, and so much more! Have a great April! 

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids: Where Every Child Matters! 

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are currently looking for franchise prospects throughout the United States - and especially Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Lincoln, Denver and St.Louis! We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or franchise investments, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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March 2018 News: "Spring" into Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 @ 14:03 PM

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Are you ready for the Easter Bunny? Easter is coming April 1 this year, so "hop" into Shear Madness and celebrate this great holiday with Madtastic Easter Eggs containing special coupons, candy and a whole lot of fun! Be sure to contact your Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids here to see when they'll have these cool eggs available! Coupons might include free haircuts or a percentage off retail or service purchases - so after you get your haircut, pick an egg out at our front desk and see what you get! (at participating locations - one per person with paid haircut please).

shamrock3.jpgSt. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we're "springing" into fun with a ton of cool stuff and special sales for the whole month of March! For example, on Friday and Saturday (March 16 and 17), you can get green color in your hair with every haircut! WOW! Plus, some of our locations will have great Spring-break Groovy Glamour Bootcamp classes where you can learn a variety of cool ways to look and feel your best throughout 2018 (at participating locations)! Contact your location nearest you for more details.

 National Girl Scouts Week

madfun.jpgWe Salute the Scouts: Did you know that the 2nd week of March is National Girl Scout Week? Did you also know that if you wear your Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts uniform (or just bring in your sash), you can get 10% off any retail purchases all month long? That's just awesome! And remember, Camp Fire girls are not left out either - if you belong to this organization, we'll honor those sashes too! Plus, your local Shear Madness just might have a cool class for you to earn a Girl Scouts Badge! To find out if your location is participating, click here for location and contact information!

Interview with a Shear Madness Owner!

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Are you interested in how you can make a positive difference in the lives of children and their parents through a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids franchising opportunity? If so, check out a great video interview we had recently with a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids owner by clicking right HERE. You can also download our free digital brochure to learn more about franchising opportunities at Shear Madness by clicking "franchise opportunities" or by contacting us today at 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Social Media & Coupons!

socialmediaicons.jpgCheck out OUR Online Place for FUN! You just might feel a little "luck of the Irish" when you discover the non-stop fun on our social media pages! With funny jokes, awesome customer feedback, cool photos, crafts for kids and more, there's always something cool going on at our rockin' Facebook, InstagramGoogle+Pinterest  and Twitter pages - as well as our MADTASTIC Franchise Blog!

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A Pot of Gold FULL of Cool Coupons! Don't miss out on some of our "golden" offers available on our coupon page! Whether it's shopping for a St. Patrick's Day celebration, an upcoming birthday, or another special occasion - you're sure to find that Madtastic deal you’ve been waiting for at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! For example, how does $2 off a Baby's First Haircut Package sound or $1 Off any Plush Item? For this and more great offers (at participating locations), click coupons!

Our Favorite Kids Crafts for March!

clovercraft.jpgSt. Patty's Day Crafts for KidsPut a little luck o' the Irish in your March by celebrating St. Patrick's Day with some fun crafts! Check out our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make a beautiful rainbow clover suncatcher out of coffee filters (as seen at left), pipe-cleaner shamrocks, watercolor shamrock clover cards, yummy shamrock pretzel pops, super cool rainbow jello snacks, a funny leprechaun with a yarn beard, magic leprechaun rocks and so much more! Have a great March! 

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are currently looking for franchise prospects throughout the United States - and especially Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Lincoln, Denver and St.Louis! We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or franchise investments, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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Valentine's Fun at Shear Madness!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

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A Really Great Valentine's Gift! Our famous Daddy Daughter Valentine's Makeover Packages include a Diva Day, a super stylin' Dad's haircut AND a 4X6 keepsake! Meanwhile, our Mother Son Fun Valentine's Makeover Packages includes a boy's haircut with both mom and son getting some fun matching color in their hair AND a 4X6 keepsake photo as well! Also with both specials, Dad's are of course welcome to come in with their sons, or Mom's with their daughters! Lastly, be sure to call to schedule your appointment now (at participating locations) so you don't miss outHurry, spots are filling up fast - especially since this amazing experience ends February 28th (at participating locations)!

SMheart18a.jpgGreat Gift Idea! Diva Day & Mad Manes Gift Certificates! Our gift certificates are perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any other fun event! Also, our amazing Diva Day and Mad Manes gift certificates (for the boys) are a perfect surprise too! These certificates include $10 of purchases from our FUN Toy & Bow Boutique, as well as a Diva Day (mini makeover) - or haircut & colored stripes for the boys. Ask your local store today about Diva Day & Mad Manes Gift Certificates

Fall in Love with a Shear Madness Franchise!

SMheart218.jpgJim Otto, Director of Franchise and Corporate Development notes that, "There has possibly never been a better time to start a franchise business, ever." That's why if you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to not only own a business that makes a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents - but also to franchise with one of the fastest growing kids salon franchise systems around, check out our Franchise Opportunities!

Positive Social Media Fun & Great Coupons!

socialmediaheart18.jpgGood Vibes and Madtastic Fun all Month Long! If you're looking for a fun and positive place online that helps brighten your day, then make sure you check out all the great stuff that's going on right NOW over on our Facebook page, or amazingly cool Franchise Blog! We also share fun photos, awesome craft ideas, kids jokes and more over at  Instagram,  Tumblr Google+Twitter and Pinterest! Check it out!

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WOW! Fall in Love with our Coupons! If you're someone who LOVES saving a little cash (and who doesn't), then be sure to check out our coupon page! We have a bunch of great coupons this February, so don't miss out! For example, if you're looking for a some beautiful ear-rings for your little princess on Valentine's Day, one of our coupons is for a "$2 off any Studex Earring"! Another (for the boys) is "$1 off any Diecast Vehicle"!

Valentine's Crafts for Kids

CraftsFeb18.jpgheartpillow.jpgFun Crafts for Valentine's Day! Have a special Valentine's Day with those you LOVE by making some awesome Valentine-themed kids crafts! Don't miss our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, where you'll discover how to make Valentine's Day heart fish, heart glitter jars, a really cute no-sew heart pillow (as seen at right), candy Valentine's treats, a great string-craft for kids and a heart raindrow cloud! Have fun!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are currently looking for franchise prospects throughout the United States - and especially Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Lincoln, Denver and St.Louis! We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or franchise investments, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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There has never been a better time, ever!

Posted by Jim Otto on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

Growing.jpgThere has possibly never been a better time to start a franchise business, ever. Not only is the franchising model proven, but with a pro-business administration in Washington, the regulatory, and tax environment, along with consumer spending power has never been better! Please don't take my comments as a political endorsement of any politician or political party. I simply think that the facts stand on their own.

For example:

  • 4.1% unemployment rate is at historic lows 
  • Consumer sentiment on the economy is high and improving
  • The stock market is at record highs
 
This begs the question, will the good times continue? And if so, what franchises should I be looking at? A  good place to start is by asking yourself what type of business you see yourself operating. You'll also need to give an honest personal assessment in regards to the type of hours you'd like to operate, what you enjoy doing and what you're truly passionate about. Then you will want to look at franchises with strong brand recognition, a good track record of performance and a good reputation between past and present franchisees.  
 
Do your homework, make sure your significant other is on board, and get your financing in place. Then go for it! Because the way I see it, there's never been a better time to start a franchise, ever! 
 
Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchise stores in providing franchisee support (in order to encourage continual growth and business success), and have sometimes seen the unexpected happen! When it does, we help by identifying and helping with challenges that might arise for franchisees. Additionally, we work to present options that can help prevent these events as well. As many franchise owners may not have opened a business before, having someone who can advise them is a significant advantage of franchise ownership!

Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, franchise success, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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Topics: franchise buyers, buying a franchise, franchise opportunity, Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, Small Business Franchise Information, reinvent your career, Business Tips, growing a small business, franchising, franchise research, franchise growth, evaluating a franchise, franchise ownership, business success, kids hair salon, franchise success, business ownership, sales, smart investments

Try Top-Down Franchise Selection!

Posted by Jim Otto on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

greatfranchiseteams.jpgWhen I was a Stock Broker, we would always start one place when we were looking for companies to invest in - and that was at the top! Of course we had certain qualifications that we looked for in management teams, but we always, without fail, looked at their level of education.
 
Now this isn't meant to make anybody feel bad. We all know or have heard stories of men and women without so much as a high school education making millions through hard work and perseverance. But here's the thing: I challenge you to find any Fortune 500 company in America where the CEO doesn't have a Master's Degree in Business Administration (or MBA). Why is that? Because in order to get an MBA in this Country, you have to prove that you have the ability, discipline and desire to learn at a higher level.  People with MBAs in this country earn about 25 to 30% more then undergrads, because of all the reasons mentioned above.  
 
So the point is this: we as Stock Brokers always wanted to invest our money with intelligent people who had shown they not only had the credentials - but the drive to succeed. Shouldn't the same apply to franchising? Wouldn't you prefer to make a wise investment into a franchise run by really smart people? 
 
Some other traits of great franchise management teams are:
  • The are focused and plan strategically.
  • They have  solid knowledge of not only their concept, but the industry that they're in.
  • They are goal and result oriented.
  • They are bound by a mission statement.
  • They are competitive and excellent communicators.
 
So that's why I can confidently recommend that when choosing a franchise, you might really benefit from doing what I used to do when I was an stock broker...and that's simply starting at the top! 
 
Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchise stores in providing franchisee support (in order to encourage continual growth and franchise success), and have sometimes seen the unexpected happen!  When it does, our staff (which has years of business experience and a robust resume that includes an MBA) can help by identifying and helping with challenges that might arise for franchisees. Additionally, we work to present options that can help prevent these events as well. As many franchise owners may not have opened a business before, having someone who can advise them is a significant advantage of franchise ownership!

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Albuquerque Shear Madness voted Best of City 2017!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

bestofcity17web.jpgSome of our readers may recall that the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Salon Franchise in Albuquerque was voted Best of the City in 2014, 2015 AND 2016. We are excited to say that they've done it again, and have been voted by readers as Albuquerque The Magazine's Best of the City for 2017! This is quite an honor to be sure, as numerous votes were cast in order to spotlight those businesses, organizations, restaurants, and people that help make Albuquerque such a great place to live!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in Albuquerque is noted as not being just another kids' salon, but as a unique place where mounted cars for styling chairs, televisions and Xbox games at every station help make the haircutting experience fun and special. Additionally, Shear Madness also has an award-winning YOUniquey Boutiquey where kids and parents can shop a fantastic selection of toys, jewelry, kids hair products, hair accessories and more. And to top it off, by mixing in ShEAR Dazzled Ear Piercing (a unique ear piercing experience), the La De Da Spa, themed parties, and a great styling staff - customers are sure to find something to bring a smile to their face! 

Kimberly Abeyta, owner of the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in Albuquerque says that, "We are grateful for being voted 'Best of the City Children’s Salon' 4 years in a row! Thank You Albuquerque for making Every Child Matter!" Kimberly also notes how hard the Shear Madness team works to bring smiles to their customer's faces each and every day by building up personal relationships and striving to create a special memory and fun atmosphere for kids and parents alike. Additionally, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in Albuquerque has really perfected the art of not only giving a great haircut, but also hosting fabulous kids Birthday parties! For example, the spa party concept has been a real hit in Albuquerque. Girls are treated to wearing spa robes, getting mini manis, twisty updos, glittery makeup, and a glitter tattoo. They sing Karaoke and get to choose a headband from the YOUniquey boutiquey to take home!

Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising noted that, "Shear Madness in Albuquerque has always been so concerned with excellent customer service since day one!  We are so proud of this store, the stylists are excellent, the parties - the best, and now they are doing an excellent job with ear piercing as well!  We see this store continuing to build its clientele and remaining - The Best in Albuquerque!"

Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchise stores in providing franchisee support (in order to encourage continual growth and business success), and have sometimes seen the unexpected happen! When it does, we help by identifying and helping with challenges that might arise for franchisees. Additionally, we work to present options that can help prevent these events as well. As many franchise owners may not have opened a business before, having someone who can advise them is a significant advantage of franchise ownership!

Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, franchise success, how to grow your small business or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

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