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!"
 
everychildmatters.jpg
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

Sacrificial Success and Franchising Folly

Posted by Jim Otto on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 14:09 PM

sacrificialsuccess.jpgI recently met with a top-notch franchise consultant. He had developed a franchise system that he had built out and sold for a handy profit, hence his new business of being a "Franchise Consultant". Everyone wanted to know what his secret to success was. After two days of meetings with Bob (his name for the sake of this article) he finally told me the secret. As he was describing various franchisees, he told me about his best franchisee ever.  "Our best franchisees did about 2.5 to 3 million per year, but we had one guy in Milwaukee who did almost 5 million!"

What?! That's amazing! Of course, I wondered how in the world this guy in Milwaukee did it. I asked Bob about it, but it wasn't until 2 days later that he finally gave me the secret to this Milwaukee franchisees success. Bob simply said, "He worked harder then everyone else."  

Now don't get me wrong, there are a number of things that can account for franchise success. But what gets missed is that the individual  in Milwaukee didn't just work harder then other franchisees - he made personal sacrifices that others weren't willing to make. Being the best requires more than hard work, it requires doing things that others aren't willing to do. In the book "Outliers", Malcolm Gladwell studies the great prodigies and people of genius throughout history. From Mozart to Bill Gates they all had one thing in common. They all practiced / studied over 10,000 hours. Were they bright and talented? Yes! But did they study and practice longer then everyone else? Yes!  
 
The real folly is thinking that if you buy into a franchise system, you'll be guaranteed success. However, while a franchise system will certainly provide you with a big advantage over going at it on your own, the simple truth is that you must still be willing to make personal sacrifices to make your franchise successful! 
 
Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchisees in providing excellent support and service (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. Having a knowledgable support base who can help guide and advise you through your business journey 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 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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: salon franchise, franchise buyers, buying a franchise, Small Business Franchise Information, how to franchise, Business Tips, successful franchisees, business growth, nourishing success, franchisee support, franchise growth, franchise, franchise success, franchising, franchise ownership, franchise success

September 2017 Newsletter: Make a Special Memory!

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Locks4.jpg

Helping Kids with Knock your Locks Off! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, every child matters! 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!

partygirls2.jpgGlamour, Glitz and a Whole Lot of FUN! Are you looking for a truly unique and special birthday party experience? If so, plan your next special occassion at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Some of what makes our parties truly unique is our fun kid-friendly atmosphere, and our amazing Pink Starlets! These party experts (in groovy pink wigs of course) know just the perfect way to bring a smile to kids faces with great up-doos, glamorous "pretend" make-up, polishing fingernails and so much more! For more details, please click parties and make an appointment today!

girlhaircut2.jpgWOW! Back to School Pictures! Whether hanging out with friends, taking selfies at school, or wanting to look and feel your best for school photos - make sure to head into Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids for a great haircut, jewelry item, fantastic hair care product, ear piercing and more! And don't forget, we also have a TON of cool hairbows to match any outfit, as well as great items for party gifts and much more. So make an appointment today to get ready to look and feel your best!

New Locations in Lake Forest, Orchard Park and NKC!

Growing.jpg

Wow! Shear Madness is Growing AGAIN!!! We are so excited and proud of our new locations that recently opened in Lake Forest, California, Orchard Park, New York and North Kansas City / Liberty, Missouri! If you live in any of these areas, be sure to check these cool new locations out! And if you're interested in making a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents, check out our recently redesigned  Franchise Toolkit! Plus, if you're interested in our other free resources for businesses, check out our blog or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Kids Model Search & Fantastic FUN!

modelsearchbutton17a.jpgBe a Shear Madness STAR! Have you entered your cool little girl or guy in our Model Contest for Humble Texas or Lake Forest California yet? If you haven't, it ends at midnight, September 22 - so hurry! To participate, simply click on Model Contest! Meanwhile, if you'd like to share some cool photos of your Shear Madness experience, just click Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+Pinterest or Twitter to get started! Plus, if you want even more Shear Madness info, how about checking out our Franchise Blog!

coupons

Super Savings for Back to School! With school having started recently, all those new clothing, shoes, and school supplies can add up pretty fast! That's why we've put together some really cool coupons to help you save and look awesome for all your friends! For example, right now with coupon, Buy any Shampoo and a Conditioner and get a 3rd Hair Product 1/2 Off (at participating locations)! WOW! So don't miss out, and head over to our coupon page for this and many other awesome savings!

The Skies the Limit with these COOL Crafts!

spacesuncatchers.jpgShoot for the Moon with Our AWESOME Kids Crafts! Don't miss our fun Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, where you'll learn how to make the amazing space suncatcher (as seen at left), and how to recycle old bottles into bird feeders! Plus, you'll discover how to make a butterfly hand puppet, a great mason jar aquarium, cute pipe clearner monkeys, fluffy pet rocks, a colorful fish out of a paper plate, caterpillars out of pom poms and a bunch of bordom busting ideas for kids! Have fun!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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 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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: franchise opportunity, Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, newsletter, birthday party, helping kids, franchising, kids hair salon, orchard park, north kansas city, lake forest

The Perception of Your Franchise - Awesome or ??

Posted by Jim Otto on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 15:08 PM

perceptionnew.jpgHow your business is perceived by your customers and potential customers will most likely determine your businesses success or failure. Let me clarify. Perception is defined as, "the state of being or the process of becoming aware of something through the senses." So let me give you an example of that in business terms.
 
Recently I was in Hawaii at an outdoor shopping center and I was really hungry. I was looking at two restaurants. One was a sub-sandwich shop, and next door was Big Bubba's Burgers. I knew I could walk right into the sub-shop and up to the counter to immediately order. But getting a burger at Big Bubba's was another matter. The line snaked out the door and down the sidewalk! As my stomach growled, I got in line at Big Bubba's. Why did I react that way?  My senses, the line out the door (sight) and the smell wafting from inside (smell), told me that no matter how hungry I was - Big Bubba's was worth the wait. My perception of how good a Big Bubba's hamburger was going to be overcame my need to satisfy the immediate need of my hunger!
 
So view your business from your customers eyes. what does your customer see about your business when they look on-line? How is your phone answered? How are they greeted at the door? Are satisfied customers walking out to tell their friends about their experience?  Build a great perception of your business, and chances are you will build a great business. The bottom line is, your business is either going to have a killer perception - or a bad perception is going to kill your business! Good luck on building a GREAT perception!
 
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: the salon business, Small Business Franchise Information, how to franchise, Business Tips, small business how-tos, growing a small business, business growth, franchising, business success, business skills, franchise success, business ownership

The Inevitable Business Crisis and How to Handle It!

Posted by Jim Otto on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 15:08 PM

Crisis.jpgThere is only one thing that is inevitable in business ownership: the crisis. And while there's many crisis situations that your franchisor can help walk you through - some of them will ultimately end up requiring a solution that only you as the business owner can provide. And the fact of the matter is that when you do become a business owner, you will sometimes experience crisis frequently. Furthermore, they are often unpredictable, and can cause serious damage to your business. Whew! Sounds fun doesn't it?    
 
However, as the owner of your business you have assumed the role of the leader of your staff and organization. This is why when you run into a time of crisis, you must demonstrate your competence. In other words, you must remain cool, calm, objective and completely in control. But most of all, in a time of business crisis it's important to maintain the leadership qualities that show your staff and employees that you are worthy of being followed. Some of the qualities of a great leader are: 

1) Great leaders never jump to conclusions before knowing the facts that caused the crisis in  the first place. They access the damage and make whatever decisions are necessary to minimize it.   Remember that getting all sides of the story is important as sometimes the crisis may just be a missunderstanding!

2) Great leaders realize that everything they say could be magnified. Therefore they praise and encourage people, both in their presence and when they're not around. If they have a problem with someone, they seek to address them in private.

3) Great leaders accept a high level of personal responsibility. They never complain, make excuses, or blame others for their problems.

4) They walk the talk - not to put on a show - but because they have the integrity and values to be the leader, and exhibit the kinds of traits that make others want to follow! 

5) Great leaders are great listeners. They value what their employees and staff have to offer and they recognize that they are the "team" that makes the business run. They understand that the people  are the most valuable asset the company has. 

It's a sad reality that many businesses have failed due to the fact that there was no leader in the organization who could "steady the ship" in times of crisis. Which means that if you're someone who is interested in buying a franchise or any other business, you'll definitely want to take a self-assessment of yourself to see if you have the business skills that your business will require to ensure 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!

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: franchise buyers, how to franchise, Business Tips, small business how-tos, growing a small business, business growth, franchising, franchise ownership, business success, business skills, franchise success, business ownership, handling a crisis, being a great leader

Shear Madness Opens in Orchard Park, New York!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

OrchardParkOpen.jpgAre you looking for an awesome experience that combines the magic of childhood with haircuts, kids parties, salon services and a fantastic kids boutique filled with toys, hair products, jewelry and more? If so, there’s a new kids hair salon in town that promises to help you transform the scary experience of getting your kids haircut into a fun one! The end result is a happy child with a great haircut, and a memorable experience everyone will be talking about for days to come! This growing hair salon for kids opens their newest location in the Orchard Park, New York area (at 3455 Amelia Drive, Orchard Park N.Y.)! The answer to harried haircutting experiences, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids offers great haircuts and ear piercing for children while they sit in little cars and watch their favorite programs on flat-screen TVs or play video games! There are also normal chairs for older kids and adults who would like to get a haircut. And don’t forget that Shear Madness offers parties for your special occasions, as well as a great kids boutique filled with a unique selection of toys, hair products, hair bows, jewelry & more!

Danni Development, LLC of Williamsville, New York has opened the second location as part of an Area Development Agreement signed in 2016, which consists of developing Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons in the Northeastern part of the United States. Todd Danni, Managing partner commented, “Our Amherst New York location has been well received and we are excited to expand the concept into the Orchard Park, New York area.” Danni has additional plans to expand into the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio areas.
 
“We're also thrilled to bring the Shear Madness experience to the Orchard Park, New York area, and offer the same great service to our customers that we offer at our other locations throughout the United States. Our stores not only helps facilitate a magical and memorable experience for your child, but also helps turn the necessity of a haircut into extraordinary fun," said Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising. "Moms, dads and also grandparents can feel good about visiting us. Not only do we have specially-trained hair stylists who will make sure your children look and feel their best, but we also have a wonderful selection of retail items that makes for a great shopping experience that everyone can enjoy.”
 
Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations are currently open in Kansas, Missouri, New York, Iowa, Texas, California and New Mexico - with expansion into other states planned for the near future. Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in Orchard Park, New York is open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on Shear Madness, or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at www.shearmadnesskids.com.
 
kidssalonpics.jpg

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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 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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: franchise opportunity, Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, new locations, franchising, haircuts for kids, new york, orchard park, kids salon orchard park

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Opens in North Kansas City / Liberty, Missouri!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

NKCOpen.jpgAre you looking for an awesome experience that combines the magic of childhood with haircuts, parties, salon services and a fantastic kids boutique filled with toys, hair products, jewelry and more? If so, there’s a new salon in town that promises to help you transform the scary experience of getting your kids’ haircut into a fun one! The end result is a happy child with a great haircut, and a memorable experience everyone will be talking about for days to come! This growing hair salon for kids opens their newest location in Liberty/Northland at 8261 North Booth Ave and Hwy.152 in August. The answer to harried haircutting experiences, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids offers great haircuts and ear piercing for children while they sit in little cars and watch their favorite programs on flat-screen TVs or play video games! There are also normal chairs for older kids and adults who would like to get a haircut. And don’t forget that Shear Madness offers kids parties for your special occasions, as well as a great kids boutique filled with a unique selection of toys, hair products, hair bows, jewelry & more!
 
“I'm thrilled to bring the Shear Madness experience to the Liberty/Northland area, and offer the same great service to our customers in North Kansas City that we do in Olathe and Lees Summit. Our store not only helps facilitate a magical and memorable experience for your child, but also helps turn the necessity of a haircut into extraordinary fun," said Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising and local franchise owner. "Moms, dads and also grandparents can feel good about visiting us. There is now a special place for Kid's haircuts!  No need to worry that your child may not behave as you would like!  We LOVE that any child with special needs we can accomodate them and make them feel special.  We also try so hard to fill the toy portion of our store with items that are unique and fun to play with!  Hoping that your children will enjoy them, and that you may find an easy quick place to pop in and pick up a gift.  Shear Madness also carries styling and hair care products not found elsewhere that are specially designed with the health and needs of kids in mind. We also pride ourselves in having the best selection of hair bows, etc. in the city!"
 
Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations are currently open in Kansas, Missouri, New York, Iowa, Texas, California and New Mexico - with expansion into other states planned for the near future! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in the Liberty/Northland area will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information on Shear Madness, or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at www.shearmadnesskids.com.
kidssalonpics.jpg

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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 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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: buying a franchise, Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, kids haircuts, kids boutique, kids hairstyles, kids hair products, back to school haircuts, baby's first haircut, kids hair salon, hair care, first haircut, fun for kids, kids salon kansas city, kids retail, haircuts for kids, north kansas city, missouri, liberty

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Opens in Irvine / Lake Forest, California!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

IrvineOpen.jpgAre you looking for an awesome experience that combines the magic of childhood with haircuts, kids parties, salon services and a fantastic kids boutique filled with toys, hair products, jewelry and more? If so, there’s a new salon in town that promises to help you transform the scary experience of getting your kids’ haircut into a fun one! The end result is a happy child with a great haircut, and a memorable experience everyone will be talking about for days to come! This growing hair salon for kids opens their newest location in the Irvine / Lake Forest Area at 23600 El Toro Road, Suite P1C (Orange County)! The answer to harried haircutting experiences, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids offers great haircuts and ear piercing for children while they sit in little cars and watch their favorite programs on flat-screen TVs or play video games! There are also normal chairs for older kids and adults who would like to get a haircut. And don’t forget that Shear Madness offers parties for your special occasions, as well as a great kids boutique filled with a unique selection of toys, hair products, hair bows, jewelry & more!
 
“We're thrilled to bring the Shear Madness experience to the Irvine/Lake Forest area, and offer the same great service to our customers that we offer at our other locations throughout the United States. Our stores not only helps facilitate a magical and memorable experience for your child, but also helps turn the necessity of a haircut into extraordinary fun," said Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising. "Moms, dads and also grandparents can feel good about visiting us. Not only do we have specially-trained hair stylists who will make sure your children look and feel their best, but we also have a wonderful selection of retail items that makes for a great shopping experience that everyone can enjoy.”
 
Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations are currently open in Kansas, Missouri, New York, Iowa, Texas, California and New Mexico - with expansion into other states planned for the near future. Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in the Irvine / Lake Forest area is open seven days a week, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information on Shear Madness, or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at www.shearmadnesskids.com.
kidssalonpics.jpg

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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 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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, helping kids, franchising, kids hair salon, fun for kids, haircuts for kids, irvine, california, orange county, lake forest

August 2017 Newsletter: Back to School Hairquarters!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 @ 15:08 PM

happysun.jpg

Look and feel your BEST for Back to School! In just a few short weeks, kids everywhere will be heading back to school! Are you ready for the latest styles? With our great stylists, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids can help your kids look and feel their very best for a new school year with cool new hairstyles, awesome hair care products, jewelry, a fantastic bow selection and so much more. Be sure to book early, as appointments always go FAST at this time of year!

wowbow.jpgHairbows for Back to School! If you're ready for something a little special for heading back to school, why not check out our awesome hair bows? We have a HUGE selection! From tiny baby bows to special occasion bows, huge headbands with bows and more - Shear Madness has something for everyone! And right now at participating locations, if you buy any bow - you get a Bling item for 99 cents, with coupon. WOW! Read more here!

modelsearchbutton17a.jpgKids Model Contest 2017! Here's your chance to be a madtastic Shear Madness Model! 10 lucky winners will be chosen for each of the Humble Texas and Lake Forest California Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations, and included in a funtastic photo shoot! Now until Sept 22 at midnight (2017). Enter to win! (If you know someone who would love to participate from these areas, be sure to let them know!) Official rules and information right HERE!

birthdayparty.jpg

Book Your September Party and get FREE stuff! Kids LOVE our awesome  Birthday Parties! For ages 4 & up, your birthday girl and guests adorn super cute spa robes, all while our Pink Starlets give them sparkly hairdos, mini manicures, glittery makeup and more! It's so much fun! Plus, book your September Birthday party this month, and Birthday girl gets a Bowdacious Bow, Headband, and a Bling item for FREE, with coupon! See our website for more details! (at participating locations)

A Kids Hair Salon Where Every Child Matters!

newstoresinKCNY.jpg

We are Growing! Did you know that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will be opening new locations in North Kansas City, Missouri and Orchard Park, New York? That's right! And if you or someone you know would like to learn more about the many awesome franchise opportunities available with Shear Madness Franchising, just click on Franchise Opportunities to get started! Meanwhile, if you are 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!

Model Contest, Coupons and MORE!

socialmediaicons2.jpgYour Chance to Be a STAR! Don't miss out on the great customer feedback and photos on our social media sites, and our amazing model contest going on right now! To participate, simply click on Model Contest! And if you'd like to share some cool photos of your Shear Madness experience, just click Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr,  Google+  or Twitter to get started! Meanwhile, don't miss out on some of our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest! Plus, if you want even more Shear Madness info, how about checking out our Franchise Blog!

orangecouponclip.jpg

Our August Coupons are HOT! Wow! Here's some great deals that you won't have to wear sunscreen for! For example, one of our amazing coupons for the month of August is for a FREE Bowdacious Bow, Headband and Bling items if you book your September Birthday this month! Don't miss out! Be sure to head over to our coupon page for this and other sizzling savings!

Madtastic Summer Kids Crafts!

schoolbus.jpgGet ready for some Summertime FUN! If you're looking for a few ideas on how to make it a memorable summer vacation before the kids head off to school, then don't miss our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest! Check out how to make a great school bus picture frame out of craft sticks (as seen at right), clothespin cars, cute bee finger puppets, a cupcake liner octopus, ocean starfish made out of buttons, q-tip daisies, ocean crabs made from paper plates and giant paper popsicles! Have a great rest of your summer!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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 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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: newsletter, back to school haircuts, birthday party, kids crafts, coupons, hairbows, back to school

Understanding Your Biggest Fixed Business Expense

Posted by Jim Otto on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

fixedexpense.jpgIn franchising a lot of time and effort goes into researching the best opportunity. If the franchise system that you are looking at has at least some track record and history of performance, you'll discover on close examination that they'll have over performing locations, average performing locations, and under performing locations. The list of reasons that this happens is a mile long. But with "location" as usually being listed as one of the top reasons that a franchise fails, make sure that the franchise that you are buying into has a model for picking a location that has proven track record of increasing your chance for success. 
 
After you find a space, rent will almost always be one of your highest fixed expenses. So make sure that you sign a lease that is commiserate with the amount of revenue that your franchise produces. A simple rule of thumb is that the lower the margin on your good or service, the lower your lease payment should be. Lease payments on most businesses should be in the 10 to 15% range of revenue once the business has matured. Many franchises and businesses have failed because they were paying unreasonable rent, and unfortunately landlords are unsympathetic to business owners when it comes to obligations that you have assumed when signing a lease.
 
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

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

Item 7 Download

Topics: franchise buyers, buying a franchise, how to begin a business, Business Tips, small business how-tos, growing a small business, evaluating a franchise, franchise ownership, business success, business skills, business ownership, fixed expenses