Franchisees Thrive Because They Understand This One Thing

Posted by Jim Otto on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 @ 13:12 PM

franchiseethrive.jpgI was recently looking through a research report about what types of people make the best franchisees. The answer may surprise you, although intelligence, business skill, and former experience as a business owner are highly valuable characteristics. However, the fact that you have an  MBA did not get you to the top. Neither did the fact that you may have been a CEO of  a fortune 500 company. Instead, the report listed Sales Executives as the top candidates to become successful franchisees. 
 
As I began to examine their reasoning, I saw that Sales Executives have the following traits:
  • In a way Sales Executives are already small business owners. They believe in their product and have to go out everyday and sell it. In addition they understand that they are paid to produce, unlike people who have been on a salary their whole life. 
  • Sales Executives don't cower when times get tough. To anyone who has lived on commission you know the sales cycle can be brutal. However, you conquer these cycles by working harder when needed - always believing that things will get better. 
  • Most of all, Sales Executives relish the thought of unlimited earnings potential. It's what motivates them to get out of bed everyday. 
 
What the article failed to mention was one other thing that is consistent with all great franchise owners. Great franchisees understand that they are not in the product or service business, they are in the Relationship  business. Building a relationship with your customers where they understand the purpose of your business, and building relationships with your employees so that they can deliver that good or service to those customers, is the key to great franchisee success!
 
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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Christmas Magic at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 @ 12:12 PM

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Looking for a Unique Christmas Gift? Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is THE Christmas shopping destination for unique and fun Christmas gifts! Not only do we have awesome kid haircuts, ear piercing and parties - but our stores are filled with cool toys and games, hair products, jewelry and more! And don't forget that Shear Madness also offers Gift Certificates, which makes a great stocking stuffer too! Also, call to order - we can mail to an address you choose, at no additional charge! Plus, with any $35 or more purchase, we'll donate a toy for Toys for Tots (at participating locations)

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Wow! Great Christmas Specials: Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a daughter or granddaughter? If so, glamour, glitz and a whole lot of fun is what you'll get when you plan your next birthday party at Shear Madness! Our Pink Starlets help host your child's party, along with creating fun up-dos, applying make-up and polishing fingernails! It's an awesome experience! For more details, please click Shear Madness Parties! PLUS! Check out our coupon page for even more great deals, like Book a Party in January for 8 or more, and get $25 Off!!! (at participating locations)!

earpiercing.jpgGet ShEAR Dazzled for Christmas! Our Ear Piercing is a great experience, and it might be just the thing for an extra magical Christmas! Because we don't just pierce the ears - we make it SPECIAL with Spa Robes, a keepsake plush animal and more! We even pierce both ears at the same time! Our Shear Dazzled Ear Piercing can even be combined with a Diva Day! To find out more (as well as gift certificate options), please click our ShEAR Dazzled page or call your local Shear Madness store!

Christmas News: Hot Off the Press!

socialmedia39,000 "Likes" on Facebook! WOW! To our many awesome followers  on Facebook (which is now well over 39,000), we'd like to say a special Christmas THANK YOU to each of you for your great feedback and  fantastic  photos! You all are GREAT! And if you want even more Shear Madness fun, why not check out our Franchise Blog, Instagram, Google+Twitter, Tumblr and our favorites pins on Pinterest!

christmas2.jpgRockin' Around the Christmas Tree! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will be closed on Christmas Day (Monday), but you can bet we'll be back on Tuesday for all your totally madtastic after-Christmas haircutting needs and so much more! From all of us here at Shear Madness, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! (P.S. Because it's the busy season, don't forget to call in and make an appointment!)

Holiday Cheer All Year Long with Shear Madness!

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Open a Shear Madness in 2018! 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 owners 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  please click HERE or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

Deck the Halls with these Cool Kids Christmas Crafts!

reindeer-1.jpgBring on the Holiday Cheer! Check out our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make posicle stick snowflakes, a snowman made from a mason jar, cute little paper reindeer (as seen at left), a salt dough fingerprint Christmas ornament, a no-sew sock snowman decoration, paper plate Christmas trees, beautiful paper snowflakes, funny Santa faces to hang up around the house, and more! Merry Christmas!

At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, 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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How Charismatic Connectors Create Franchise Success!

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

charismatic.jpgIn previous blogs we have discussed the importance of  being able to manage people and create a great team in your franchise. This doesn't happen over night, and depending on the industry you're in it may take months or even years. The key to all this may be your ability to identify the one or two employees who have the ability to lead. Identifying individuals who are the ultimate team players may very well be the key to your business success. A recent Harvard business report calls these individuals "charismatic connectors". These employees will become your Managers and free up your time so that you can work ON your business and not IN your business. They will help save you hundreds of hours of time, and be your wall against you working in your business handling problems. By letting them handle the problems,  this helps free you up to work on growing your business. 

These ultimate team players have the following characteristics: 

  • They have the ability to engage any type of personality! Ultimate team players communicate with everyone equally.
  • They don't show favoritism! Every team member has something to offer and these ultimate team players have the ability to bring that out.
  • Their enthusiasm is contagious! 
  • They show tough love. No one respects anyone that they can run over. These ultimate team players have the ability to put their foot down when necessary, and they can do it in such a way that the others on the team don't show resentment. Instead, they show respect. 
  • They lead by example, often working long hours and going the extra mile because they like what they do.
 
Team building is essential in any organization, and building a great team in your franchise business may well depend on identifying those one or tw0 people who can lead others and your business to new heights.  
 
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, 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!

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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 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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5 Steps to Opening Your Own Kids Hair Salon!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

5steps.jpgAre you or someone you know interested in owning your own business, but not sure how to go about it? Perhaps you're looking for an opportunity to diversify your portfolio, or gain a little more financial security for the future? Or maybe you just want a change of pace, and want to find a way to help make a positive difference in your community? Whatever the case may be, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is currently experiencing rapid growth in this profitable industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America's salons and spas do around $46 billion in sales annually (see professional beauty association)! And with opportunities all across the United States to own your own kids hair salon franchise business, perhaps now is the time to take the first step towards finding out how YOU can become a part of the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family! Following are our five important steps towards potentially owning your own fantastic kids hair salon!
 
1. Take time to investigate!  Is running a kids salon right for you?  Can you do it on your own, or will you need help?  Joining a franchise system provides help - but they are not all created equally, nor do they all have the same culture, etc.  Not only are there quite a number of hair salon franchises available out there, but there's a number of kids hair salon franchises too. And understandably, they aren't all the same either. Some may have different costs associated with them, or different ways of trying to help a franchise owner achieve business success. So make sure you take the time to carefully research those options which are most appealing to you by talking with the franchisor, taking a look at their franchise documents (like the item 7) and discussing how the franchise system works with other franchisees who have invested into it.  How much support do they offer?  Is there a significant operating manual?  How long is training?  Are there good systems in place to prevent theft, train staff, communicate with the franchisor, continued development for the future?
 
2. Explore Your Finances! As you might guess, starting up a business takes a lot of time and money. Prospective franchisees may have a significant amount of savings in place, while others might have to secure some additional financing options through business loans or partnerships. Some of the ways you can determine just how much you'll need is by talking to the franchisor of the system you're interested in. When you do, be sure to ask them about licensing fees, franchising fees, costs for technology (computers, televisions, etc), how much rental space for your business might be, furniture costs, employment and insurance costs, utilities and retail. Again, this is where documents like the item 7 can be very useful!
 
3. Select Your Space Carefully! A great franchisor will help franchisees research the demographics of an area, and will assist in selecting the right site for your business. Shear Madness Franchising, for example, will carefully analyze demographic data and even travel to the area to help the franchisee in determining which locations might be best suited for their kids hair salon. For example, some areas might not have many kids that live close by, there might be a competitor already there, or the drive-by or walk-by traffic might be too low. Additionally, a franchisor should help assist in rent negotiation and making sure there are no hidden fees or unusual situations involved with a potential space.
 
4. Hire the Right Staff! Sometimes it can be quite a struggle finding the right people to manage and work at your new business. However, franchisors can help in this area by providing resources, marketing materials or advertising to help in hiring staff. They also help in training staff, and assisting managers and employees in adhering to the franchise system (which in turn helps contribute to your business being successful).
 
5. Network and Set Realistic Goals! While running your own business and making a positive difference in your community can be extremely rewarding, as stated above, it can take a lot of time and money too. Be sure to set realistic goals for your business that can be achieved without burning you out, or putting undue stress on family relationships. Also, it can be a good idea to network with other franchisees within the franchise system, or join professional trade organizations for the ideas and encouragement that can come from fellow business owners. However, a great franchise system will help provide many of the resources you need so that you don't feel like you're going at it alone. For example, 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 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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10 Reasons to Invest in an AWESOME Shear Madness Kids Hair Salon Franchise!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

Wowfranchise-1.jpgWelcome to Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchising! Not only do we offer an amazing franchising system that can potentially offer an impressive return on your investment, but we really do value being able to help make a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents. From stylists who truly care about their customers, to franchisees who work hard at helping make a positive difference in their communities, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is THE kids hair salon where EVERY child matters! But we also understand that while the concept is important to a potential franchisee, they also want to know how owning a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids might be a sound business investment too. That's why we thought we'd put together the following list of ten reasons why Shear Madness isn't just a cool place for kids (even though it definately is that), but it's also a concept that may potentially translate into long-term financial success! 

A Record of Success: Franchisors like Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will have a proven record of success. Through years of experience marketing to their customers, they usually understand what works - and what doesn't. Through becoming a franchisee, you automatically gain this valuable business advantage.

Robust Industry: Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids offers services that are in high demand. The children’s segment of the recession resistant Hair Salon Industry is one such example, It's currently worth around $19 billion. To date, there are around 45 million kids in the Shear Madness age group – and this is expected to grow by about 7 million by the year 2020! 

Marketing Support: Ask anyone who runs a business, and they’ll tell you that marketing not only takes a lot of time – but can cost a lot of money too. However, an effective marketing plan is critical in letting the community know about what your business does, where it’s located, and so much more. For example, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids understands this, and offers great resources and strategies to help businesses attract new customers.  

Buying Power:  Franchisors usually have experience in knowing what products sell well and what don’t. Additionally, they have the knowledge on how to negotiate for the best prices on everything needed for the successful operation of the business. Many times the sheer number of franchise locations allows the franchise to negotiate for better pricing.

Store Location: Where to locate is an important question any business owner should consider. Franchisors help study your community in order to help you find the best possible location for success.  They know the numbers and other criteria that allow for the possibility of a successful franchised business.

The Brand: A franchise brand is a powerful tool. As an example, the Shear Madness Brand is one that is instantly recognizable as being fun. Those who own a franchise with Shear Madness are automatically connected to the tens of thousands of parents and children who love who we are and what we do. This translates into many repeat customers who share with friends and family about their great Shear Madness experience! 

Building your Store: One of the benefits in buying a franchise is the franchisor's expertise  in designing the layout of a prospective business, working with the right contractors, and knowing how much furniture and equipment will be needed. Again, this helps a business owner save time, money, and keeps the headaches to a minimum! 

Networking: Franchising can be a little like a group of trusted friends, and should be a great environment of sharing and building each other up. Franchise owners who work with other franchisees and communicate what works and what doesn’t will have a competitive advantage over those who don’t! 

Training Support: Great franchise systems have worked hard to develop many training resources to help you achieve success. For example, with Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we provide our franchisees with in-store training with stylists, and encourage opportunities to network with other franchise owners. Because of this, you’ll have access to a wealth of business knowledge at your fingertips.

Minimizing Risk: Ultimately, as a potential owner of a franchise, the success of your store will be up to you. But through being a part of a franchise system like Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, the risk of starting a new business is significantly reduced. Sure, there will still be challenges that come your way, but as a franchisee, you’ll have greater confidence and know-how in how to succeed. 

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, 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!

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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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November FUN at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

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Gobble Gobble! Special November Sales! Thanksgiving will soon be here, but in the meantime, check out some our amazing specials available right now during the month of November! For example, how's 10% off all plush or Buy a gift certificate for ear piercing with a Diva Day, and get a pair of Tiny Tips earrings for FREE sound (at participating locations)? Plus, don't forget about our amazing Black Friday specials, which we'll be sure to let you know through an upcoming eblast! And lastly, we're gearing up to help kids in our communities by accepting donations for Toys for Tots! At participating locations, if you spend $50 in retails, you can receive 40% off your Toys for Tots donation! WOW!

didyouknow.jpgDid You Know??? Our "Gentle for Little Ears" Tiny Tip earring are sterilized just like the ones used for piercing - they are made by the same company, and the posts have the notches in them that help to keep the back of the earring on and in place! Read more about Tiny Tips right HERE! As we mentioned above in our Special November Sales section, it's a really GREAT deal to get a pair of these Tiny Tips for free with a gift certificate for a ShEAR Dazzled Diva! 

leaves.jpgWe are SO Thankful for YOU! Don't forget that your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23). But we'll be back on Friday and ready to ROCK for all your great haircutting needs - along with cool toys, jewelry, hair products, madtastic accessories, parties, gift certificates (which make a great present for Christmas), ear piercing and much, much more! From all of your friends at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

bfl2.jpgShear Madness Black Friday Sales!  This is one of the most exciting days of the year when it comes to finding a great deal - which is why you definitely won't want to miss out on some truly Madtastic specials at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids (at participating locations)! Be sure to keep an eye on that e-mail inbox as we'll be sending you the details SOON on these special savings. Then, you'll want to be sure to come by on Black Friday to experience this amazing sale  - no camping necessary! Click here for locations and contact info.

Driven to Success 2017!

conferencecollage17.jpgThe Shear Madness Super Conference! The Driven to Success Fall Conference was held this past October 3rd through the 5th. Exclusively for Shear Madness Franchise Partners, our 2017 Conference featured many great speakers who shared ideas and resources on how to help their business grow into the next year and beyond! Read more about this great event right here! In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about opening your own awesome Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids location, please check out Franchise OpportunitiesAnd if you're interested in our other free resources for businesses, or would like to learn more about how to become a successful owner of your own franchise business, check out our blog or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Even More Madtastic News!

socialmediaicons2.jpgYour Online Destination for FUN! Do you love checking up on what's going on via social media? If so, you'll have a great time seeing what's new at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids via our fun Facebook page, or by taking a look at some of our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest! And you won't want to miss the cool excitement on Instagram either! Plus, check out Tumblr, or the amazing fun on Twitter and Google+ Meanwhile, if you're looking for informative articles on franchising and how to achieve business success, don't miss our Franchise Blog!

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A Special Selection of November Coupons! Head over to our coupon page for some of our super spectacular specials only available by coupon! For example, right now one of our cool coupons is for the following: Buy 2 Die Cast Pull Back Vehicles, and get the 3rd for Half Price (at participating locations). Awesome! Maybe it's time to get some of that Christmas shopping done a little early this year! Have fun!

Thanksgiving Crafts and More!

novcraft.jpgNovember Crafts for Kids! Check out our Madtastic Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and spend an hour or two on a rainy evening with the kids making some cool Autumn decorations! Learn how to make a crayon leaf suncatcher (as pictured at left), an old-time cornhusk doll, craft stick foxes, a funny "stuffed turky" game (perfect for Thanksgiving get-togethers), homemade apple bird feeders, cool feather necklaces, creative squirrel crafts and a colorful thankful turkey! 

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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2017 Fall Conference - Driven to Success!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

conferencecollage17.jpgThe Driven to Success Fall Conference was held this past October 3rd through the 5th at the beautiful and historic Elms Resort and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Exclusively for Shear Madness Franchise Partners, our 2017 Conference featured many great speakers who shared ideas and resources on how to help their business grow into the next year and beyond! In addition to valuable training seminars and plenty of opportunities for networking, Franchisees were also able to meet vendors one-on-one at a salon vendor show in order to view the latest in exciting hair products, toys and other great retail for their location.

The Driven to Success Fall Conference also featured Cindy Graziano of Gray Wolf ConsultingCindy has been a corporate trainer and designer for more than twenty years, and has worked extensively with companies and non profit organizations in assessing organizational issues and providing employee development solutions. Her firm also provides counsel to teams as well as individuals through Executive Coaching. Her management and leadership consulting services have taken her across a wide range of companies domestically and internationally. Some of the companies she has consulted for include Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Time, Inc., Wells Fargo, Royal Bank of Canada and many others.

Our 2017 Conference also featured plenty of opportunities for Franchisees and managers to get to talk with each other, engage in team building exercises, and just relax and have fun. This included a Welcome cocktail reception held on the first evening, with a special dinner with vendors on the last night of the conference. In between, attendees could relax by the pool, get a massage at the spa or explore the expansive interior and exterior grounds of the historic Elms hotel.

Also, congratulations to all of our winners who were recognized at our 2017 Driven to Success Fall Conference! Todd Danni of Amherst, New York received the award for Franchise Location of the Year, Carolyn Vanderstaay of Olathe, Kansas received the Number 1 Ranked Location in the System, Jim and Janon Otto of Lee's Summit, Missouri received the Customer Service Award, Erin Nanke of Des Moines Iowa received the Top Franchise Location for Birthday Parties (as well as the Top Location for Retail and Ear Piercing for her Ankeny store), Kimberly Abeyta of Albuquerque, New Mexico received the award for Best Place for a Children's Haircut and Jackie Perkins of Humble, Texas received the Top Franchise Location for Community Outreach. Awesome job!

Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising, LLC noted that, "The Conference was an incredible venue for so many things!  Franchisees and Managers LOVED learning from each other, Cindy Graziano from Gray Wolf made her training SO relevant to all of our businesses and her presentation made it easy to remember what to apply.  The Vendor information shared helped all attendees diversify their inventory selections and choose top sellers for our stores!  So many other great things occurred it is hard to sum up in a short sentence!"

Are you interested in learning more about one of the best kids salon franchise systems out there? As one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is working hard to share our many great resources for small businesses and business tips so that our franchisees will have the tools to succeed! If you're interested in learning how to franchise, develop a small business plan, or become a successful owner of your own childrens salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

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Making Sure Your Franchise Door Fits!

Posted by Jim Otto on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 15:10 PM

opendoor.jpgIn his book START WITH WHY, Simon Sinek tells the story of a group of American car executives who went to see a  Japanese assembly line. At the end of the line the doors were put on the hinges just like in America. However, something was missing. In America the workers at the end of the line tapped the door with a rubber mallet to make sure the doors lined up properly. In Japan that job did not seem to exist. Confused, the American auto executives asked at what point they made sure the doors fit perfectly. The Japanese guide looked at them and smiled sheepishly, "we make sure it fits when we design it". You see, in the Japanese auto plant they didn't examine the problem and accumulate data to figure out the best solution - they engineered the outcome they wanted from the beginning. If they didn't achieve the desired outcome, they understood it was because of a decision they made at the start of the process. 
 
My suggestion would be to apply the same rules before you buy into a franchise. Buying a franchise should be a process where you examine all the possible outcomes. Some important questions you might want to ask yourself in the exploration process BEFORE you buy might be are... 
  • How many hours will I need to work and how will that change my lifestyle? 
  • How much money can I reasonably expect to make for the money I invest? 
  • Can I manage people and can I find enough workers for my franchise? 
  • Is there a demand for the service in my area?
  • Does the franchise I am considering have a proven track record of success?  
  • Do they have the training and support that I need, when I need it?  
  • If my franchise fails, will I be able to recover and still live comfortably?  
 
Making sure that you understand what you're getting into and what the desired outcome might look like will really go a long way toward giving you the comfort level you need to make a decision. Otherwise you may end up feeling like you should hit yourself over the head with a rubber mallet! 
 
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, 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, 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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 Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

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A Fun & Spooktacular October Newsletter!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

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Halloween Happiness at Shear Madness! Are you looking for something fun and memorable to do this Halloween? If so, be sure to check out all the the fun activities planned throughout October at your participating Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations by clicking Halloween Happiness! Want more details? Call your local Shear Madness to find out more about all the cool stuff they have planned. Click here for a list of locations and contact info. Have FUN!

Locks4.jpgHelping Kids with Knock your Locks Off! Every child matters at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! That's why we love our annual "Knock Your Locks Off" event, which helps provide hairpieces to kids under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Scheduled for the weekend on October 6th, 7th and 8th (details vary by participating locations), Shear Madness locations will donate to Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids (click prior links for hair requirements)! Plus, participants will not only get a FREE Haircut by one of our Madtastic Stylintists who is donating her time, but also receive a keepsake certificate featuring a before and after photo! Check out the Shear Madness website for more information about this cool way to help others. And be sure to call for details and to schedule your appointment for this special occasion!

Where Every Child Matters!

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Make a Positive Difference TODAY!  Samantha writes that, "My family had an amazing experience at Shear Madness! We have a son that has a sensory disorder and getting a haircut has been a nightmare for a long time. He got to pick out what car he was sitting in and what show he watched and although he still had a few meltdowns it was nothing compared to haircuts in he past. It was also great to have a stylist that understood and was patient with him. Also it was nice to see a stylist that was fluent in ASL! What a great place that was inclusive for all children!" Thanks Samantha! For more information on how you can make a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents in YOUR community, check us out at Franchise Opportunities, or visit us at our blog! You can also call us at 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Savings & Halloween FUN!

pumpkin-1.jpgWOW! Over 38,000 "Likes" on Facebook! Did you know that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has over 38,000 "Likes" on our Facebook page? That's because we LOVE sharing the FUN with cool customer feedback, funny jokes for kids, craft ideas, great photos from our Kids model contest, the latest Shear Madness news, in-store specials and so much more! Also, don't forget to check out Google+,  Instagram, TwitterTumblr or our Franchise Blog - as well as our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest! 

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Monster Savings with our October Coupons! Just in time for those upcoming Halloween parties, hay-rides or other amazingly fun Fall festivals is our special coupon for 10% OFF any Hair Styling Product (Just in case you want to impress your friends with your stylin' hair)! We also have great savings for Ty products and Gift Certificates for the Holidays! Don't miss out - head over to our coupon page for these awesome savings!

Awesome Crafts for Kids!

pumpkincraft.jpgFun Halloween Crafts and More! Check out our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and make something special to decorate your space with this Fall! For example, you can make a cool pumpkin (as pictured at left) out of yarn and a balloon, or craft some juice box puppets! Also learn how to make paper bag monsters, toilet paper roll cats, crazy pumpkins, funny bats made from paper towel tubes, printable templates for silly ghosts 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 one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems 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, 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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Where Every Child Matters!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 14:09 PM

From stylists who truly care about their customers, to store owners who work hard at helping make a positive difference in their communities for kids and their families, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is THE kids hair salon where EVERY child matters! Whether it's helping out a special needs child with a haircut, creating a memorable experience for a child's birthday party, or helping boys and girls of all ages (and maybe even some adults too) look and feel great about who they are - we love going that extra mile to bring a smile!
 
For example, Samantha recently visited one of our Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations, and had this to say about her visit, "My family had an amazing experience at Shear Madness! We have a son that has a sensory disorder and getting a haircut has been a nightmare for a long time. He got to pick out what car he was sitting in and what show he watched and although he still had a few meltdowns it was nothing compared to haircuts in the past. It was also great to have a stylist that understood and was patient with him. Also it was nice to see a stylist that was fluent in ASL! What a great place that was inclusive for all children!"
 
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Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is of course known for our amazing haircuts for kids, with vehicle chairs for children to sit in and watch a video or play a game while they get their haircut. Older kids and adults have regular chairs, but can also watch a video or play a game too (if they choose). Additionally, we also offer great ear piercing experiences, cool parties, amazing toys, fun kids games, hairbows, haircare products, jewelry, and so much more. Each of our stores is geared toward being a bright and happy place where kids and their parents can feel right at home, and have a fun experience they hopefully won't soon forget!
 
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!

Would you like to sign up for our Monthly newsletter? If so, click HERE!

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 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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, kids haircuts, Autism Awareness, helping kids, business relationships, where every child matters, business success, kids hair salon, fun for kids, haircuts for kids, business ownership, parenting, modern parenting