The Pain That You're Missing in Franchise Selection?!?

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 16:11 PM

ouchMany of you may have seen a show on TV called Shark Tank. If you haven't, entrepreneurs attempt to convince 6 highly successful business people as to why they should invest their money in the next great business idea. Most businesses start this way and unfortunately it's probably one of the biggest reasons for business failure! 
 
Many people start their search for a franchise without measuring the most important thing: are there customers for the franchise? More importantly - and don't miss this - is doing what you are doing so PAINFUL (so-to-speak) for the customer to do themselves, that they have to come to you?  In business we call this the Shark Bite (no correlation to the Shark Tank). If your customer can do it themselves or go to you, well that may be like a mosquito bite - and it may be a nuisance that they are willing to live with. However if the customer's pain feels something like a shark bite, then customers will be eager to pay you to ease their pain!  
 
Great businesses and franchises begin by solving a customer problem.  This is why it's so important to try and figure out if the franchise that you are buying solves the pain your customers are feeling. For example, take our Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salon franchise. I know that many of you reading this may be parents, and let's be honest...have you ever tried to cut your two year old's hair? Trust me, it's a shark bite,  and our customers are more then happy to have one of our award winning stylist ease there pain vs. trying to do it on their own. And with our TVs and XBox games  at every station to help provide a positive distraction for their children, they end up coming back for years!
 
So before you select a franchise, focus on the BIG pain point. Remember that any big problem is a big opportunity, and customers will be more then happy to pay you to ease their pain.

Award Winning Care!

francomparesmfawardShear Madness Franchising franchises our award-winning Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons  (FranCompare™ Best in Child Hair Care 2018). 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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Topics: why buy a franchise, Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, best kids hair salon, franchising

The Quickest Way to Start YOUR Successful Business!

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 13:11 PM

rampuptimeOf all the reasons to choose a franchise versus going it alone, ramp-up time is one of the most import. I get called from time to time and the conversation typically goes something like this, "Hey, I found you guys online. I have a GREAT children's salon and I really think you guys might be interested in buying it!" I will tell you from experience the two phrases, "great business" and "I want to sell it" don't really go together. Typically when I am presented with the numbers, there's one thing that stands out: the business took a long time to ramp-up, which caused the business owner to burn through a lot of his working capital. In a well run franchise system your ramp-up time should be greatly accelerated for the following reasons:
 
* Build Out Assistance - If the franchise that you are looking at is "turn-key", then all of your furniture, fixtures, supplies and architectural plans are provided. This allows you to get open sooner! And when you get open sooner you start to produce revenue faster, which allows your working capital to last longer.
 
* Training -  Think about it, can you think of ANY job that doesn't take some training? Then why do potential business owners make the mistake of thinking they can open a business and run it on the fly without any knowledge of how it works? And one more thing...doesn't it make sense to drastically reduce your learning curve? If it does, then I would strongly consider a franchise vs going it alone. 
 
* Ongoing Support - As a business scales it needs to be able to handle more and more volume without harming the customer service or experience. Being able to call your Franchisor for guidance with questions  (like when to add additional staff and other important issues) when your business is growing is a big advantage of being part of a franchise system. 
 
* Marketing - Almost always when you research on some of the reasons that businesses fail, you'll probably discover that ineffective marketing comes up in the top 5. A well run franchise should be able to tell you the most effective ways to get your customers through the door and get people talking about your business. 
 
One of the biggest challenges that you will face in business is ramping it up quickly! When your business starts off strong and ramps up quickly, it will take a lot of the stress off of you as the owner and will allow you to scale the business. Because of the past experience and systems that are associated with a well run franchise, franchising offers a huge advantage over going it alone!

Our Experience, Your Success!

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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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.

Award Winning Care!

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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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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Celebrating Freedom and Kids Haircuts!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Jul 2, 2018 @ 13:07 PM

Kids Haircuts and More all July!

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Red, White or Blue Hair Color! 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 color in your hair - FREE with any haircut on July 3rd and 4th (at participating locations)! Just imagine how awesome you'll look at your local fireworks show, freedom festival or family picnic! (Note: Some locations might be closed on July 4th, so contact your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids to find out the details here!)

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Back to School Haircuts and the Semi-Annual Bow Out Sale! Don't forget, if you pre-book your Back to School Haircut now, you don't need to worry about forgetting! Just make sure we have the correct email address, and we'll send you a reminder near the time of your appointment! Plus, you'll also want to 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? In celebration of Independence Day and the freedom to look and feel your best, this awesome event will take place all day on Wednesday, July 4th (at participating locations). So be sure to get it on your calendar!

Shear Madness "Best in Child Hair Care" Winner!

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Award Winning Care! 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! Interested to learn more about owning your own Kids Hair Salon? If so, check out our recently redesigned Franchise Toolkit  to get started. You can also check out our blog, or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Summer Savings!

July18socialmediaburstKeepin it COOL on Social Media! This Fourth of July, make sure you're not left in the dark when it comes to fun Shear Madness style! We're always up to something great on social media, whether it be funny jokes, awesome customer feedback or great pictures of amazing Shear Madness kids! 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 a "Bang" out of these AWESOME Coupons! With family get togethers and expensive fireworks, July is a month where a lot of folks are looking for ways to save a few extra dollars. And here at Shear Madness, we totally understand! 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 or $1 off any Ty item sound (at participating locations)? For this and many other AMAZING and EXCLUSIVE deals, head on over to our coupon page right away!

FREE Crafts for Kids!

July18craftsCelebrate Your Freedom to CRAFT! Learn how to make a super cute eagle out of pom-poms (as pictured at left), or maybe make some cool shaving cream fireworks at an upcoming family get-together! And when you're finished with those, how about some Fourth of July themed paper lanterns, red, white and blue star wreaths, glow-in-the-dark sensory bottles, or cupcake liner fireworks? Check it all out at our fun Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest! Have a great July!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids: Where Every Child Matters! 

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