2015 was another year of GREAT franchise growth for Shear Madness Franchising! We began our expansion into the Northeast United States by signing a multi-unit development agreement in the late spring and now have a location open in New York State. This agreement will allow us to expand our award winning Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids concept into our sixth, seventh and eighth state and give us continued momentum going forward into 2016. Some of the reasons Todd Danni (our New York franchise owner) selected Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids was because of our franchise experience, our commitment to multi-unit development, a healthy and balanced relationship with the franchisor, and the ability to "test" market a location.
Meanwhile, our existing franchise locations continued to see double digit growth in sales and revenue, and our franchisee in Des Monies opened her second location in Iowa. Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchise Owner Erin Nanke notes that, “Before joining Shear Madness Haircuts For Kids as a franchisee, I spent 9 months researching the children's haircutting industry and my community to ensure there was a need and it was an underserved market. I researched over 3 dozen different children's salons from the biggest franchises to the smallest independently owned across the country. I made a list of pros and cons about each salon, what I liked and didn't as a potential business owner and as a consumer and mom of three children. Shear Madness Haircuts For Kids by far exceeds every other children's salon in its: culture, aesthetic appeal, business model and franchisor support."
At our Movement to the Madness Summer Conference in July of 2015 we introduced a new Revenue Stream and a new tagline, because at Shear Madness we want to be known as the place "Where Every Child Matters". Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising LLC had the following to say in regards ot our awesome franchisees: "Each day I come to the office, I am inspired by your efforts! Your belief in what we are doing and your willingness to accept the day to day challenges of business inspire me on a daily basis. We could not have asked for a better group of franchisees to grow with, and I am sincerely grateful to each and every one of you!"
It should also be noted that over the past year, we've been diligent in expanding our large blog library of business tips and franchise resources, which can be found here. We've written about topics like Effective Franchise Support, Growing Your Small Business, the Five Stages of Business (Get a Head Start with Franchising), and Is a Kids Hair Salon a Good Investment?
So as we look forward to the future, we also hope that you will take the time to consider how our opportunity may fit into your expansion plans! Interested in learning more about how you can become an owner of your own exciting Shear Madness location? As one of the best kids salon franchise systems out there, we're also one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! And we're always working hard to share our many great resources, small business marketing strategies and business tips so that our franchisees will have the tools to succeed! If you're interested in learning how to become a successful owner of your own childrens salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!