August 2017 Newsletter: Back to School Hairquarters!

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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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

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5 Amazing Customer Service Tips

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

5customerservicetips.jpgCustomer Service is one of those things that might sound easy on paper, but can sometimes be a lot more difficult to remember or implement effectively when you're interacting with your customer in person (or over the phone). Following are five recommendations that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids (an award winning kids hair salon franchise system) has learned over the many years that we've served thousands of customers with a smile and the help they not only deserve - but have come to expect!

1. It's important to have the right information at hand! When interacting with a customer, the right information can make a big difference in the kind of interaction you might have with them. Wrong or unclear information might cause someone to leave with a feeling of annoyance, exasperation or that they just didn't get the solution they were wanting - which could cause them to look elsewhere. So make sure that your business has a great system in place that keeps track of relevant customer data. For example, let's say a customer contacts your business wanting to know about a service they received from a couple of weeks ago. If you're unable to quickly look up this information, or the employee who assisted them, the lack of details could lead to potential confusion over what they're asking for. 

2. Treat your customers like people! We've often seen very sterile communications with customers, which is laden with in-house terminology, number or letter sequences (for products) and sentences that seem like they're spoken by a robot. Or, I'm sure we've all had that employee who acts about as bored as can be when you call them up to ask a question, or take absolutely forever to give you the answer you're looking for. This all leads to a feeling that the customer is either just another number in some machine, or isn't really that important. So make sure that you're relating to your customers in ways that help them to feel valued and intelligent, and use language that is friendly and not too technical. One trick that might help is to actually smile when speaking to someone, whether in a face-to-face discussion or on the phone. It's a lot harder to convey an attitude of boredom or annoyance when you're smiling. 

3. Acknowledge customer concerns. This can be a tough one, as no-one likes to feel like they're in the hot seat. However, make sure that when you're assisting an upset customer that you listen carefully to their concern, and promise to make it right (as much as is feasibly possible). It's also important to utilize positive language over negative language when interacting with your customers. For example, negative language might be the use of "I can't or won't do that right now", or "This is not our fault". Positive language would be, "Thank you for bringing this concern to our attention. I would be happy to help fix this issue for you!"

4. Help customers with the ability to help themselves. Sometimes it can be frustrating for customers if they're looking for an answer that they know should be easily available online, but instead have to spend the time to contact someone at your business. It's a good idea to have a website where customers can find this information, and publicize it on social media or in your advertising so that they know this is where many of their questions could be answered. For example, a business website should include store hours, locations, services provided (with helpful descriptions) and perhaps even a frequently asked questions. Another great thing about a website is that it can communicate through photographs or videos, which can be very helpful for your customer in understanding more about what your business offers!

5. Be thankful to you customers. As noted earlier, customers love to feel appreciated and valued.  One way to do this is write thank you notes after a customer makes a purchase, or have customer appreciation days with fun give aways and snacks. You might also consider utilizing the blog on your website or social media to highlight positive customer feedback, good customer questions or photographs of customers in your store (with their permission of course). A lot of people complain about faceless mega-corporations that seem to regard them as just a number. So be sure to bring a personal touch to help your business stand out!

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 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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When owning one franchise just isn't enough!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

BenefitsMultiunits.jpgFor many franchise business owners who love what they do and want to continue building their story of success - sometimes owning a single store just isn't enough! And while there are certainly important considerations to think about before embarking on a journey towards multi-unit franchise ownership (which you can read about here in our article, Tips on Becoming a Multi-Unit Franchisee), there's also a number of great benefits in owning more than one store too!
 
Profitability: Possibly one of the most attractive benefits of owning more than one store is the potential boost in profits through multi-unit development. For example, multiple ownership of stores might improve vendor discounts and savings through the sharing of resources between locations. Plus, when building a new location, a business owner will have the skills and knowledge they gained through opening a prior location, which could facilitate a more efficient (and potentially less costly) build-out. However, careful research of communities before building a new location must be done in order to understand when the break-even point for each store might be reached. 
 
Working Smarter: As mentioned in the paragraph above, a business owner who already has opened and successfully run a store should understand what it takes to ensure business success. They're usually able to work smarter and with more efficiency! Plus, when opening multiple stores in a franchise model, you already have the advantage of understanding how the franchise system works - which means that opening a new store shoudn't take as much time as it might have back when your very first store was opened!
 
Geographic Advantages: With multiple units, not only could there be savings through marketing campaigns (as marketing could be just as effective with many stores in the same region, as opposed to just one), but a franchisee could also see benefits through staffing. For example, if a new store is opened, a business owner might want to shift several seasoned employees to the new location to help with training. Or, if one store finds that it needs additional help, employees could temporarily be moved from one location to the next. Additionally, some staff could be assigned to cover multiple locations as well. An employee who works 15 hours a week may agree to help out 20 hours a week in order to help with an extra store or two.
 
Increasing Brand Awareness: Through opening a new store in a new area, you're increasing the amount of recognition your brand has, and it potentially opens up the products and services your store offers to thousands of new customers. Also, a new store located within a community may be more effective in being involved as a positive presence in that community, such as participating in local events (parades, festivals or clubs). Having a trusted brand that is seen by customers as beneficial to the community may give your business an edge over a competitor!
 
Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with multi-unit 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!

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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 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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July 2017 Newsletter: Celebrate Independence in Style!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 @ 13:07 PM

modelsearchbutton17a.jpgKids Model Contest 2017! Be a 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!

July17hairstripes.jpgWow! It's FREE Red, White or Blue Hair Stripes! Make this a 4th to remember with not just a great new haircut - but a little patriotic hair flare to go with it! Because right now at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, you can get red, white or blue hair stripes in your hair - FREE with any haircut the day of July 4th (at participating locations)! Just imagine how awesome you'll look at your local fireworks show, freedom festival or family picnic!

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Hooray! It's our Semi-Annual Bow Out Sale! You won't believe how many varieties and kinds of hairbows we have - as well as an amazing selection of awesome hair accessories! So be sure to swing by our store today and check out our our semi-annual Bow Out Sale on all Bowdacious Bows, which is happening right now at participating locations! Infant bows, huge bows, festive bows for holidays and much more - along with a wide variety of colors! Don't miss it!

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FREE DIY Nail Stations! If you're looking for a memorable July 4th activity to do with your kids, why not make a stop at your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, and paint those nails with a little patriotic red, white and blue flare! In celebration of Independence Day and the freedom to look and feel your best, this awesome event will take place all day on Tuesday, July 4th (at participating locations). So be sure to get it on your calendar!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is GROWING!

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New Locations Opening in Missouri and New York! Shear Madness Franchising, LLC of Overland Park, Kansas is proud to announce the opening of even more Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations in North Kansas City, Missouri and Orchard Park, New York! You can learn more about owning your own franchise location by checking out our recently redesigned Franchise Toolkit  to get started! Plus, 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!

Cool Fun this Summer!

July17socialmediaburst.jpgHave a BLAST Social Media! This Fourth of July, make sure you're not left in the dark when it comes to COOL Shear Madness fun! We're always up to something great on social media, whether it be funny jokes, awesome customer feedback or great pictures of kids having fun! See our Shear Madness Facebook page, or check out our constantly updated Franchise Blog page, Instagram, Google+Tumblr,   Twitter and Pinterest!

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Get more "Bang" for your Buck with OUR Coupons! Are you wanting to save money or find a great deal this July? If so, you're sure to LOVE the great offers available on our coupon page! For example, in honor of the 4th of July and celebrating our independence - how does 20% off any item with red, white and blue on it sound? So if you're looking for that special gift or fun activity to do this summer, don't miss visiting your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! 

FREE Kids Crafts & More!

July17crafts.jpgCelebrate Your Freedom to Make Something AWESOME! If you're planning fun crafts and activities for a family gathering, or you're just looking for something exciting to do with your kids this summer,  Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has just the thing on our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest! See how to make a great pretend sparkler wand (as pictured at left), firefly suncatchers, patriotic pinwheels, unicorn finger puppets, egg carton ladybugs, summer fruit paper fans, handmade July 4th windsocks and so much more! 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 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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Risky Franchise Investments? How do you know?

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

failing.jpgMost people who are familiar with franchising will look at the Franchise Disclosure Document, known as the FDD, differently from people who are just starting the process.
 
Hours of time can be spent on going through the two most commonly looked at areas of the FDD: the Item 7, which is the cost to build out a particular franchise, and the Item 19, which is the Financial Performance Representation (or FPR). Some franchises will choose to give you the numbers of their stores in the Item 19, and many will not, simply stating that they choose not to disclose those numbers at the present time. 
 
Where most people stop at the Item 19 is going one or two more pages to the Item 20 - which is a great way to gauge the health of a particular franchise. In the Item 20 you will typically find a series of tables titled OUTLETS AND FRANCHISE INFORMATION. If you go through these tables carefully you will see some columns titled outlets closed and outlets transferred. This is where you find out if a franchise system is failing. A large number of franchises closing speaks for itself, and if a large number of franchisees are transferring or selling their stores, then why would they do that if the franchise is so good? 
 
Reading the FDD and understanding what it says is a big part of finding the right business. If you don't feel comfortable going through that big thick document, engaging the services of a good franchise attorney  may help you make the right decision. Good Luck in Your Search!
 
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

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What's Wrong with this Picture? Choosing a Franchise Location!

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

franchiselocation.jpgOur world headquarters is located in beautiful Johnson County, Kansas. Not far from our corporate office lies the busiest restaurant in the community, Nick and Jakes. It's located in the heart of Overland Park, Kansas on one of the busiest streets in town. With the high incomes of the local population and great visibility, this location seems like a no brainer!
 
However if you study the picture a little closer, you'll see that the restaurant next to Nick and Jakes is up for lease. In fact, for the 4th time in the last six years a restaurant has come and gone here in one of the hottest corners in Johnson County, right next to one of the busiest restaurants.  A banker recently told me that over three and a half million dollars has been spent on build-outs over the last 6 years trying to make something work, all to no avail. Now I know what you're thinking. Nick and Jake's must be so good that nothing can compete! And while that might be the case, it got to be such a topic of discussion around these parts that the owners of Nick and Jake's decided to put something in there - and it failed too! 
 
Why am I telling you all this? Because I think it's so important to illustrate how important (and difficult) it is to find the right franchise location. Choosing a franchise location or finding the right location for your business has a LOT of variables. But a great place to start is by first asking the following question: Will this franchise even work in my area?
 
Some other great questions to ask are:
 
1) What is the total population in my trade area, and how far will customers drive to come to my business? Make sure that you know who your customer is and if there is enough of them to support your business. 
 
2)  Income levels are another important factor. Most all businesses need customers with at least some discretionary income.
 
3) Population density. This is NOT the same thing as total population. Every business has a distance that people will drive for that good or service. For example, a sub sandwich shop may only need a certain amount of people within  a mile of its location to be successful, whereas a specialty hair salon may need to draw people from a six mile radius. Make sure your franchisor can tell you what the density requirements are for your business. 
 
4) Demographic makeup. Whatever your business, it will appeal to a certain group of people. The broader that appeal is the better, but many businesses are successful by catering to an underserved niche. just make sure that you have investigated who those customers are and if there are enough in your area.  
 
5) Competition and saturation does happen. Look at all the competitors you have and see how you stack up. If you aren't able to differentiate yourself and create a better customer experience then what's already there, you may have a tough time getting customers to switch to YOUR business.
 
Which brings me back to that space for lease in the picture. Some spaces - for whatever reason - just don't have that "it" factor.  While those are the spaces that a lot of landlords will encourage you to take, it's those spaces that you need to avoid! Good Luck on Finding a GREAT location for your business!
 
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!

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

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The One Thing That Will Make Your Franchise Grow!

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

franchisegrow.jpgThe picture at left didn't happen over night. It took time, patience, effort and research. It's an art and not a science - and it's also the ONE THING that you will need to have a successful business. Your ability to develop a "team" in your business will be dependent on you being able to find those "team players" that understand where your business is going and how it's going to get there. A famous business consultant describes a successful business model as PEOPLE - PROCESS - PRODUCT. If you don't have the right people, the other two are a mute point.
 
Most people start a business to make money. BIG MISTAKE. The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer in a cost efficient manner. Profits are not the purpose of a business. Profits are the result of creating and keeping a sufficient number of customers, who then yield a sufficient number of profits after all cost. And what's the measure of customer satisfaction?  Repeat business. It's only  when customers buy from you again, that you demonstrate that you have fulfilled the promise you made them when you got them to purchase the first time. This all happens because of the picture that you see above. This is the team who creates the customer satisfaction, the team who creates customers coming back again and again, and the team who creates a sufficient number of customers for your business to create a profit!
 
 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!

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

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Topics: Small Business Franchise Information, Business Tips, employee loyalty, keeping good employees, business growth, franchise growth, business success, franchise success, business ownership

June 2017 Newsletter: Dad & the kids will LOVE this!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 @ 16:06 PM

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Daddy and Me at Shear Madness! Did you know that this year, Father's Day is Sunday, June 18th? That's why we'd like to take a moment and say a BIG thank you to all our awesome dads out there. You guys are amazing! Meanwhile, if you're looking for a fun event for dad and the kids, be sure to visit for our Daddy and Me haircuts. Dad's get a great discount when getting their hair cut with their kids! Also don't forget about our Daddy Daughter Braiding Class (at participating locations - available for only $25. Includes 10% off retail purchased the day of class and keepsake 4 x 6 photo)! Be sure to click here for our awesome locations page to find out more details. 

Buzzes and Braids at Shear Madness! 

sunglasses2.jpgGet Your Summer Look On! Looking for a cool new summer look to make a "Splash" at a summer time pool party or another fun event? If so, don't miss out on our amazing haircuts, ear piercing, great selection of kids hair products, hairbows, jewlery and so much more! We even have gift certificates, which make such a good gift for birthdays and other special occassions. So don't miss out! For more details, be sure to contact your local store by clicking here.

braids.jpgBraids, Braids, and MORE Braids! Be sure to sign up for our Braiding Classes at participating locations! Braiding with Dads, Braiding with Moms, "Do it Myself" Big Girl Braiding and even Best Friend Braiding (where you can bring your best friend and learn to do fun braids for each other)! $25 each, plus you can get 10% off any in store purchase the day of the class. 

Make a Positive Difference!

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Would you like to learn how YOU can make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families through owning a Shear Madnes Haircuts for Kids? If so, you won't want to miss our Franchising Blog. It's a place where we share a lot of helpful tips and resources on marketing strategies and how to achieve business growth! Additionally, be sure to check out our redesigned Franchising Toolkit, which is available for FREE right here at "franchise opportunities" or by calling 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Social Media Fun & Coupons!

socialdroplet.jpgThe Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Network! Can't get enough of that Shear Madness magic? Be sure to check us out on our fantastic Facebook & Twitter pages! We share a lot of funny kids jokes, great photos, information about upcoming contests, crafts for kids and MUCH more! And don't forget, a lot of cool stuff can also be found on our Franchise Blog, InstagramGoogle+, Tumblr, and Pinterest!

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It's a Savings Tsunami! Hot summer days are perfect at a cool Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, especially with all of our awesome savings that will leave you smiling! Head over to our great coupon page and check out some of our madtastic savings. For example (at participating locations), we're offering $2 off any Braiding Service for Camp or Summer Fun! Find this exciting deal and other great savings right here!

Summer Time Kids Crafting!

pool.jpgCrafts for Whatever Floats Your Boat! So your kids just got out of school and they're ALREADY saying they're bored? Well, why not check out some of the cool Crafts for Kids we have on Pinterest? For example, learn how to make this super easy, and super fun sponge boat (pictured at left), DIY paper lanterns, a silly caterpillar, beaded sun catchers, cute cookie recipes, fish from paper towel tubes, flower pom pom painting and so much more! 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 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

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If You Fail at This, You Will Probably Fail at Franchising!

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 17:05 PM

dontfailatthis.jpgAh yes! When it comes to buying a franchise, everything is set up for you to succeed. Support systems are in place, along with great training - all you have to do is follow the franchisor's proven systems! Right? 
 
Unfortunately there is a missing link to all of this. Your ability to manage, communicate and motivate your staff and employees is crucial to your success. If you have this ability, you will be able to create a great work environment at your business. This helps create customer satisfaction, which in turn can create strong retention and word of mouth for your business,  which will then help create higher revenue. On the other hand, if your staff is constantly turning over it can lead to things like low moral and infighting inside your business. Unsurprisingly, customers can feel that when they come in, and they won't come back.  Also, the cost of retraining staff and employees due to a high turnover can cost your business. According to a recent CAP study, the cost of replacing a $10 an hour retail employee is $3,328. 
 
Additionally you will need to communicate with a few unhappy customers from time to time, as they may not have had the experience that they had expected at your franchise. You and your staff's ability to convey your company culture to your customers is another part of the communication skills that you need. No wonder candidates that have had previous  experience owning and managing a business are so valuable to franchise systems. Good Luck with your search, it's an exciting time to own a business!
 
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 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

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