Finding Franchise Success in the Next Recession

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

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

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

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

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April 2018 Newsletter: Help Make a Positive Difference!

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

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

 It's National Autism Month!!!

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

NOW Franchising at Shear Madness!

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

Online Fun and Spring-Time Savings!

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

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

Spring Time Crafts for Kids!

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

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids: Where Every Child Matters! 

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

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

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

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

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

 National Girl Scouts Week

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

Interview with a Shear Madness Owner!

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

Social Media & Coupons!

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

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

Our Favorite Kids Crafts for March!

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

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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

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There has never been a better time, ever!

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

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

For example:

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

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

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Ring in 2018 with Shear Madness!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 @ 13:01 PM

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Daddy Daughter Makeover or Mother Son Fun Valentine's Packages! Our Daddy Daughter Makeover or Mother Son Fun Valentine's Packages are so much fun! The Daddy Daughter Makeover includes one Diva Day and a certificate with a 4x6 photo of the pair. There's also an option of adding a haircut for Dad as well! Meanwhile, our Mother Son Fun Package includes a boy's haircut with stripes (Mom gets matching stripes in her hair) and a special keepsake photo! Hurry, spots are filling up fast - especially since this amazing experience ends February 28th (at participating locations)!

bows.jpgAmazing Semi-Annual Bow-Out Sale! Yes, it's true! Our awesome collection of hairbows are now on SALE! And better yet, right now all our Christmas bows are on clearance! If you or someone you know is looking for a fun way to look amazing for the New Year, then be sure to come by and check out our stunning bow wall. We have bows in all shapes and sizes, with many different colors as well. You can even design your own bow with our fun bow accessories too! Don't miss it!

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Awesome Savings for the New Year! Ring in the New Year with some madtastic savings from your favorite kids hair salon and toy boutique! For example, how does a FREE Glitter Tattoo with Haircut on Monday thru Friday sound (at participating locations)? You can get it right now all during the month of January when you head in for a haircut - but only with our coupons! Check them out right now on our our coupon page!

Hot News at Shear Madness!

bestofcity2017.jpgAlbuquerque Best of the City for the 4th Time in a Row!  Albuquerque The Magazine readers once again voted the Albuquerque Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids location as The Best Place for Kids Haircuts for 2018! If you recall, our Albuquerque Shear Madness also won Best of the City in 2014, 2015 AND 2016 too - and that's super awesome! Congratulations to owner Kimberly Abeyta and her great staff! Click here to visit the web site for the Albuquerque Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids.

socialmediaHeatin' things up on Social Media! With all the exciting stuff coming up in 2018 for Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, make sure you're also in the know with everything that's going on by checking out all the fun over at our Facebook pageFranchise Blog, Instagram,  Tumblr, Google+ and Twitter! And don't forget - you’ll also want to take a look at some of our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest!

Join the Fun! Open a Shear Madness in 2018!

franchiseadgeneric.jpgLooking for a new business opportunity for the New Year? If so, check out how you can make a positive difference in the lives of parents and their kids through owning a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids franchise! You can find out a lot of helpful resources over at our franchise website and blog (where we have numerous articles), or by downloading our FREE franchise toolkit right here. Who knows...maybe one of these days you'll even be the proud owner of your own Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! 

Kids Crafts for the New Year!

craftsnakes.jpgStart a Family Craft Time Tradition! It's cold outside for a lot of our readers, so why not make something fun with your kids indoors with our great Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest! Learn how to make fun paper snakes (as pictured at left), a New Year's Eve countdown clock, party glasses out of pipe-cleaners, an amazing confetti popper, cool fireworks rings, fireworks painting for kids and so much more! From all of your friends at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we wish you a very happy New Year!

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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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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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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

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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

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

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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!

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: franchise, franchise opportunity, Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, successful franchisees, franchising, franchisee support, kids hair salon, Fall Conference