How to Make This a Thanksgiving to Remember!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

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Shear Madness Specials for November! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we are so thankful to YOU - our amazing customers! You all are fantastic!

Gift Giving Season is upon us, and we have some great specials for you! Buy a gift certificate for ear piercing with a diva day, you'll also get a pair of Tiny Tips earrings for FREE!  Also Buy a gift certificate for a Diva Day WITH $10 in retail purchases, and you can get a BOWdacious Hairbow or Jewelry Item for FREE! Plus, don't forget about our amazing White Wednesday and 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! After you spend $50 in retails, you can receive 40% off your Toys for Tots donation! Plus, Spend $50 on anything in our store, and Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will donate a toy to Toys for Tots! WOW! (Sales may vary by location) 

didyouknow.jpgDid You Know??? Our Tiny Tips earrings are perfect for kids once their piercings have healed. They are hypoallergenic, sterilized and made to a medical grade in the USA. Tiny Tips provides parents with earrings that they can trust for their children's ears after the healing period, and come in a variety of cool styles available at our participating stores! 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! 

leafDon't Forget!!! Don't forget that your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 22). 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!

BlackFridaySaleShear 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 Black Friday and White Wednesday Savings! Click here for locations and contact info.

Best in Child Haircare!

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Don't Miss THIS! Are you or someone you know interested in learning about what it's like to own a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids? If so, just click the graphic at left to view a testimony from a Shear Madness Franchisee! Afterwards, you might want to click on Franchise Opportunities and download our totally free and super useful booklet on franchising. Inside, it contains photos and other helpful information on the franchise experience. Plus, if you're interested in talking with us about the exciting adventures in owning a kids hair salon, just give us a call at 1-888-98 GONE MAD! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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 InstagramTumblr, 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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Thanksgiving Savings! Spectacular specials only available by coupon! For example, right now two of our cool coupons is for the following: 25% Off any Pair of Tiny Tips Earrings. Or if that's not quite your thing, how about Buy 2 Die Cast Pull Back Vehicles and get a 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! For this and our other coupons, just click on coupon page!  

November Crafts and More!

turkeytoyAMAZING Crafts for Kids! Check out our Madtastic Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and spend an hour or two over the holiday making a no-sew sock turkey craft (as pictured at right)! What FUN! Also, discover how to make tasty pretzel turkey bites (with candy corn), a metal dragon egg, a cute paper roll kitty cat, a cardboard nature sun catcher, awesome paper pumpkins, beautiful glitter acorns, a candy corn scarecrow and a maple leaf fall snow globe! Have a great November!

Make a Positive Difference Today!

francomparesmfawardShear 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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Franchising Your Retirement

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 13:10 PM

retirementMany of you may never have seen this before, but the Social Security Administration used to send you in the mail what your monthly Social Security benefit would be at retirement (this info can now be accessed online on their website). What always stuck out to me was a statement on the front page, " Social security should not be your only source of retirement income, you will need to have other sources of income at retirement".  
 
I was recently asked the following question  on a social media forum that I was participating in: "Is a franchise a good way to create additional retirement income?" My answer is both "yes" and "no". 
  • Yes - If you do your homework and you understand the time commitment that it's going to take to own and manage a business. 
  • No - If you are looking for a totally passive income opportunity like a rental property. Most franchises will require you to have business skills and the ability to manage people.
 
  • Yes - Because most franchise's earn between 10 and 15%, well above current rates that banks and bonds are paying.
  • No - If you have a low tolerance for risk. There is no guarantee that if you buy a franchise you will be successful.  
 
Creating retirement income comes down to diversifying your portfolio into as many income producing  assets that you can find. Because of the return and the limited options in this low yield environment, a Franchise may be the perfect  option for you.    

Make a Positive Difference Today!

francomparesmfawardShear 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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October 2018: A Fun & Spooktacular October!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Oct 1, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

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Halloween Happiness at Shear Madness! Are you looking for something fun and memorable to do this Halloween? If so, be sure to check out all the the fun activities planned throughout October at your participating Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations by clicking Halloween Happiness! Also during October all of our temporary hair coloring products are 10% Off!  Want more details? Call your local Shear Madness to find out more about all the cool stuff they have planned. Click here for a list of locations and contact info. Have FUN!

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Helping Kids with Knock your Locks Off! Every child matters at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! That's why we love our annual "Knock Your Locks Off" event (scheduled for October 12-14th), which helps provide hairpieces to kids under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. If your child has at least 12" of hair to donate, they can participate. Participants will receive a free haircut, Locks of Love Certificate with a before and after photo. (details vary by participating locations), Shear Madness locations will donate to Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids (click prior links for hair requirements)! 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!

Help Make a Positive Difference!

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Are you looking for an opportunity to diversify your portfolio, or gain more financial security for the future? Or maybe you just want a change of pace, and want to find a way to make a positive difference? Whatever the case may be, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is currently experiencing rapid growth in the highly profitable hair salon industry. And with opportunities all across the U.S to own your own kids hair salon business, perhaps now is the time to take the first step towards becoming a part of the Shear Madness family! For more information on how you can make a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents in YOUR community, check us out at Franchise Opportunities, or visit us at our blog! You can also call us at 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Coupons & Halloween FUN!

pumpkin-1.jpgWOW! 40,000 Fans on Facebook! Did you know that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has around 40,000 fans just like you on our Facebook page? That's because we LOVE sharing the FUN with funny jokes for kids, craft ideas, great photos shared by our customers, awesome feedback, the latest Shear Madness news, in-store specials and so much more! Also, don't forget to check out our Google+, Instagram, TwitterTumblr and  Pinterest  pages! And check out our Franchise Blog for great business tips and more!

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Monstrously Good Savings! Right now, get our special coupon for 10% OFF any Hair Styling Product (Just in case you want to impress your friends with your stylin' hair at an upcoming Halloween party, hay-ride or Fall festival)! We also have great savings for Ty products and Gift Certificates (which make GREAT gifts) for Christmas - which will be here sooner than you know it! Don't miss out, head over to our coupon page for these awesome savings!

Boodacious Crafts for Kids!

monstersHalloween Crafts and More! Check out our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and make something spooktacular for your home this Fall! For example, make some Halloween hand sanitizer, puffy ghosts, cute little pinecone owls (with witch hats), a silly spider hat, a fun Halloween themed game for kids, paper bag monsters (as pictured at left) and awesome bats made from paper towel tubes! Have a safe and super FUN October!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters! 

francomparesmfawardShear 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 challengean 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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The Best Franchise in Child Hair Care!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

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Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is really proud to have recently been selected as the “winner” of the 2018 FranCompare™ Franchise Recognition Program. After comparing and weighing over 40 FDD-based data points for four of the major franchise systems in the Child Hair Care industry, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids received the highest score!

Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, as well as owner of two Shear Madness locations, says that, "We have worked hard to provide services to our franchisees that other franchise systems do not have.  We are constantly looking for ways to increase margins, and other opportunities for our franchisees to increase profits.  We also have worked hard to provide an internal intranet service that helps not only owners, but all employees to do their jobs better!  Our franchisees are wonderful and we all share information that helps everyone get better!  

Janon also notes that, "Shear Madness Franchising is open with figures from all of our locations, from service sales detail, down to detailed retail sales so that we can all learn from each other and motivate our staff to be the best that they can be within the system!  We are never finished with our goal of developing the 'Franchise system by which all others are measured!'"

With its extensive product line of books, websites, databases, and consulting services, the World Franchising Network is a preeminent supplier of reliable, up-to-date and easy-to-use information on franchising. The primary focus of FranCompare™ is to determine those franchise systems that have better identifiable performance metrics than their direct competitors. FranCompare™ and the World Franchising Network are also committed to assisting individuals in their quest for self-employment and business ownership. They seek to provide prospective franchisees with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the franchise systems we consider the “best” from over 4,000 active North American franchisors. They also feel strongly that the operating and system advantages that franchising offers make it the preferred avenue for 95% of those who want to go into business on their own. Want to learn more? Visit Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids at FranCompare's Child and Youth Related Page.

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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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September 2018 Newsletter: Make a Special Memory!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

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Kids and Parents Alike LOVE our Parties! If you are looking for a truly unique and special party experience, don't forget to check us out! 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!

LOL18Knock Your Locks Off For a GREAT CAUSE! 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 of October 12 - 14th (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!

wowkidLook COOL for Back to School Pictures! Tired of that same old look whenever it's picture time? If so, try a new hairstyle at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! We've got awesome haircuts, jewelry items, fantastic hair care products, ear piercing and so much 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!

firsthaircutWe Have the BEST First Haircut Packages Around! Does your little one need their first haircut? If so, you're in luck! Our package includes an appointment for double the time - to make it extra special! It also includes a before & after picture mounted on an 8 x 10 certificate printed with spot UV coating, personalized, dated, and signed, a lock of hair attached to the certificate, and a matching 5 x 7 certificate for grandparents, or any other "special" loved one! Visit us at Kids Haircuts for more details!

Help Us Make a Positive Difference!

girlhaircut2Helping Kids and Their Parents in our Communities! Are YOU interested in making a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents? If so, you'll want to discover all the helpful and exclusive information in our redesigned Franchise Toolkit  Discover what owning a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids could mean for you and your community! Plus, if you're interested in our other free resources for businesses, check out our blog or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Awesome Savings for September!

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WOW! Incredible Savings! You're in luck this September, as 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, Book a Party for 8 Guests, and the 9th is Free! Or how about Get 20% Off a Special Hairbrush - Knot Genie, Wet Brush or Dessata Brush (with coupon) (at participating locations)! Awesome! Don't miss out, and head over to our coupon page for this and many other cool savings!

COOL Crafts for Kids and Parents!

monsterbookMonstrously FUN Crafts for all ages! Don't miss our fun Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, where you'll learn how to make the fun and creative monster bookmarks at left! Plus, you'll also discover how to use building blocks to make cute little monster creatures, a train made from a shoebox, silly paperclip faces with crazy hair, handprint dinosaur art, do-it-yourself parachutes made from plastic cups and colorful jellyfish made from paper plates! Have fun, and have a great September!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

francomparesmfawardShear 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 challengean 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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RE-INVENTED : Career Shifters Part 2

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 13:08 PM

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A couple of years ago someone I knew attended a seminar at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. The students had the privilege of meeting Dr. Pankaj Ghemawat , a Harvard professor of over 30 years. Dr. Ghemawat received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University from which he entered at the age of 16, was accepted to the Harvard Business Ph.D. program at age 19, and graduated three years later. Ghemawat has also been the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School in Barcelona since 2006.

At this particular evening however, Dr. Ghemawat talked about globalization & the growing need for higher education. He explained how different cultures are experiencing economical shifts and how globalization is playing such a key role in our futures as countries, businesses, families, & individuals. Globalization can be described as ‘…a widening, deepening, and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness in all aspects of contemporary social life, from the cultural to the criminal, the financial to the spiritual’ (Held and McGrew 1999: 2)

Gone almost are the days when people had a specific set of skills their job required and they performed them with little variation over a long period of time. Today's technology, global commerce, and increasing energy demands have pushed individuals to possess more skills, be more flexible, and somehow manuever a smaller carbon footprint all simultaneously. These shifts can seem overwhelming and exhausting, especially to a student who may or may not know what color shirt they have on, much less what their career path is. So what advice is there for people starting a new career or RE-Inventing one they thought they had?

Career Change Advice: After any economic crisis, many people expect to bounce back - against competition, consumption, and change. How though? What does one do when RE-INVENTING a career or life for that matter, after the game is well underway? It's recommended you start by taking a thorough inventory of your professional skills & accomplishments. By making a list of ALL the things you are great at and why you have an essential tool for success. If there are skills you wish to have, write those down too!

The truth is there is no secret formula to inventing your ideal career match. Lifestyle, financial needs, and personal tastes change over time. Assessing where you are presently is crucial when shifting careers!  After taking your personal inventory begin assessing your personal needs. What are your business goals? What are your financial requirements? What kind of work schedule will fit for you and your family? I found a very helpful career assessment resource available from K-State University here!

Don't Box Yourself In! Depending on your position and experience, talking to a career counselor may be very helpful when shifting. The goal of career counseling is to help individuals identify multiple career areas which reflect the person's values, interests, and ambitions.

Interesting Fact: Nearly half the careers that will exist in the year 2025 don't exist today. To prepare for the unknown is a process. It requires learning about yourself, what you are most passionate about and how that fits into the world we live in. This will likely change over time. And that big word globalization... is key in product and services exchange now and in the future. This is the "widening, deepening, and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness.." Get inspired. Think Big.

Projected: The Top Careers of the Future

  • App developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physical therapist
  • Health services manager
  • Physician assistant
  • Dental hygienist
  • Market research analyst
  • Personal financial adviser
  • Speech language pathologist

& Kids Hair Salon Owners!

The Shear Madness Franchise Advantage!

francomparesmfawardShear 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 challengean 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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5 Questions to Ask before Opening a Second Location

Posted by Jim Otto on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

5guidelines.jpgThe idea of owning multiple stores when you buy into a franchise is appealing. So why do so many people fail at it? Here are some guidelines for economy of scale that we use in our children's salons:

  • Never open multiple stores at one time: Your steepest learning curve will be at your first location. If that location is successful, number two, three and four become easier.
  • Find the right people and trust them: At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids we call these people “charismatic connectors”. They have the organizational skills, leadership skills and understand numbers - and the ability to manage multiple locations for you!
  • Make sure the numbers work: At our children's salons we have a number that tells us how many services a day you should do before you even think about opening another Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salon. You should never move forward to opening another salon until you hit those metrics.
  • Know your customer: After your first location you should have a rock solid idea of who your customer is: where they live, how much money they have and WHY they are your customer. This should give you a blue print for your second location.
  • Never stop learning: They say in business that the only constant is change. Now more than ever that holds true. Ways of marketing change daily, customers are fickle, and brand awareness is vital. If you like a challenge, you should do well!

Owning multiple locations is an exciting way to build a future income stream for yourself and your family. Just remember one thing, business is a marathon and not a sprint!

The Shear Madness Franchise Advantage!

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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 challengean 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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Why Your Franchise Isn't Performing Like You Thought It Would

Posted by Jim Otto on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

whyI was recently on a website where franchisees can go to complain about there franchisors. The common  theme amongst the complaints was that the franchisor made a lot of promises that they didn't keep, the numbers weren't adding up like the franchisor said they would and they weren't being trained properly.
 
Of course, it's important to understand that when you buy a franchise, you'll need to wear  a lot of hats! Not only are you the head of operations, but you will need to recruit the best employees and constantly train them, give customers great service, track the numbers and watch your expenses and keep your finger on the pulse of your business. 
 
There are lots of reasons that franchises fail. Running a business is not for the faint of heart. But if you bought into a franchise, you bought into a system or process that has succeeded at some level. So my suggestion is if your franchise is not performing like you want it to, make sure that you are following the system! Franchisees often get their business up and running and then begin to change or modify existing services, advertising, products and even the quality and consistency of the customer service that they are delivering. This not only can lead to poor franchise performance, but can unfortunately be a violation of the franchise agreement as well. Yikes! So long story short, you'll definitely want to be sure to follow the franchise system you invested in, as it's a proven model for success!
 

The Shear Madness Franchise Advantage!

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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 challengean 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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Watch This Metric To Find Franchise Success

Posted by Jim Otto on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

watchingThere are lots of moving parts to a franchise, including your franchisor's opening assistance, training and ongoing support. All of the aforementioned are important to your success as a franchisee, and the best way to measure these are to talk to current franchisees. 
 
As important as all these factors are, many people looking to buy a franchise fail to look at what is arguably the most important component of all: the customer. More specifically, how many customers are there for your concept where you want to open? Or, how many times will they come back in a given year, and how long can you hold on to them? This is called customer long term value, or CLV, and it can be the difference between your success or failure. 
 
Think about this, would you rather own a business where your customer comes back twice a year, or 8 times a year? Will they come back for the next 2 years, or the next 8? Will you be able to create a loyal customer or one that only needs your service once or twice per year?
 
Customers are fickle! Make sure that you have lots of them in your trade area, and that the franchise you are looking at can hold on to them for a long time.
 

The Shear Madness Franchise Advantage!

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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 challengean 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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Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

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Why You Picked the Wrong Franchise

Posted by Jim Otto on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

wrongfranchiseI was floored recently when I talked to a friend of mine about the franchise she bought. You see this wasn't what  I would call your "typical" franchisee. Jane (as I will call her for the sake of this blog) has been in the franchise consulting business for 25 years. She has trained and taught both franchisees and franchisors about what to look for in a franchise, how to run a successful franchise business and what makes franchisees successful. 

After years of consulting and teaching, Jane had decided about a year ago to buy into a franchise. Unfortunately, it failed after less than a year. With all of her expertise, all of her knowledge and all of her coaching, she forgot to ask herself one of the most important questions, "Can I see myself in this business?" People tend to look at franchises by how much money they can make and the cost of the franchise without ever stopping to look at what their day-to-day lives will look like. 
 
Most of us are creatures of habit. We pretty much follow the same daily routines like planning vacations in advance, or trying to schedule our lives the best we can.  As humans we get into our "comfort zones". The problem is that when you become a franchise owner, your comfort zone becomes disrupted. That's what happened to Jane. She told me she was surprised at how hard it was to manage the people and how much time she spent working on her business. 
 
When Jane went from consulting to ownership, she experienced "where the rubber meets the road" if you will. Her comfort zone was disrupted, and the very things she had taught for 25 years  she could't apply to herself. Now, try to picture what your day will look like in the franchise that you are considering. Call existing franchisees, as they are your best source and can give you an accurate assessment. And don't forget to ask yourself, "can I see myself in this business?" 
 

The Shear Madness Franchise Advantage!

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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 challengean 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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Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

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