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!

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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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August 2018 Newsletter: Back to School Hairquarters!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 @ 13:08 PM

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Book NOW for Back to School! In just a few short weeks, kids everywhere will be heading back to school! Are you ready for the latest styles? With our great stylists and happy, helpful staff, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids can help your kids look and feel their very best for a new school year with cool new hairstyles, awesome hair care products, jewelry, a fantastic bow selection and so much more. Appointments aren't required, but you'll want to be sure to book early, as appointments always go FAST at this time of year! See you soon!

didyouknowDid you KNOW???  When it comes to Natural Hair Products, we carry several items from several great companies, like Original Sprout's organic shampoos. From baby to any age, Original Sprout is a natural, organic, vegan hair care option, with bath and styling products for the entire family! Also, Babo Botanicals are made with a combination of pure plant actives, naturally derived, certified organic and all-natural ingredients! Check them out by visiting us today - look for a location nearest you right here!

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Our Awesome Parties are so much FUN! Kids LOVE our spectacular Birthday Parties! For ages 4 & up, your birthday girl and guests adorn super cute spa robes, all while our Pink Starlets give them sparkly hairdos, mini manicures, glittery makeup and more! It's so much fun! Plus, if you book your Birthday party (birthday can be anytime) during August, Birthday girl gets to pick out a complimentary Hair Bow for FREE, with coupon! Some of our locations also have cool superhero parties for boys and girls too! See our website for more details! (at participating locations)

Best in Child Hair Care for 2018!

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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!

Summer Fun and Super Savings!

socialmediaicons2.jpgThe FUN never Stop HERE!!! Did you know that RIGHT NOW on Facebook, we have around 38,000 followers? WOW! That's because everyone loves our funny kids jokes, cool photos sent in by customers, great feedback, awesome craft ideas and so much more! And don't forget that if you'd like to share some cool photos of your Shear Madness experience, just click Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+  or Twitter to get started and send us a message or tag us!

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Super Summer Savings! Do you know a special girl with a birthday coming up? If so, here's a GREAT deal that you won't want to miss out on over on our coupon pageAt participating locations this August (with coupon) you can Buy a Bow and get a Bling for 99 cents! Plus, there's 15% off any Kid's Hair Styling Product! Don't miss out! What are you waiting for!? Head over to our coupon page for this and other sizzling savings!

Amazing Summer Kids Crafts!

yarncraftSuper Easy and Super Cool Kids Crafts! It won't be long, and the kids will be heading off to school - but with our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, you can spend a little quality time making some cool stuff with them before they do! For example, make a paper-plate alien spaceship (with clear alien dome), a paper bag mouse puppet, a funny pop-up weasel, a school bus made out of felt, a pool-noodle racing game, an interactive yarn jellyfish (as seen at left) and a really awesome lighthouse made out of plastic cups! Have a great rest of your summer!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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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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May 2018 Newsletter: A Madtastic May!!!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

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A Flower for Mom! Remember to surprise mom with a flower for her on Saturday, May 12th at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Also don't forget that our store will be closed on Mother's Day to honor our hair stylists (most of them are awesome Moms too)! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids appreciates all our AMAZING Mothers out there! You all are great!

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Honoring Soldiers and their Families! At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we're offering some extremely amazing specials as a way to remember fallen soldiers and their families on Memorial Day (at participating locations). What are they? Well, just be sure to watch for our e-blast, which will have all the details about these cool and exclusive sales! If you'd like to know more, as always please click here for our locations page, and contact us today!

summerGet Ready for Summer! Summer will soon be here, and Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is ready to help you look and feel your best at the pool with our great sale on summer-time hair care products. For example, you can save 20% off our great Swimmers Shampoo products - all KID SAFE and FRIENDLY! So come in before heading to the pool, and check out how to stay super cool this summer!

Help Make a Positive Difference!

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Kids and Parents! Are you or someone you know interested in a business opportunity that genuinely cares about people - as well as helping  make the world a brighter place? If so, you might want to check into one of the most unique opportunities around through Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Just give us a call at at 1-888-98 GONE MAD, or click on Franchise Opportunities to get started (where you can find out more details, as well as download our free Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchise Toolkit!)

A Shear Madness Internet Extravaganza!

socialmediaicons.jpgWe Love Having Fun Online Too! Do you love funny kids jokes, cool crafts, great photos and awesome events for kids? If so, be sure to follow us on Facebook, InstagramGoogle+,  Tumblr,  Pinterest & Twitter for all this and more! You'll also want to check out our many madtastic updates over on our Franchise Blog, where we post helpful tips and insightful articles on growing a small business and so much more. Don't miss it!

Wow! Awesome Deals Ahead!!!

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SUPER Spring-Time Savings! Check out our coupons page for amazing deals like $5 off a formal updo, $1 off a die cast pull back car or 15% off a hair care product! So now you can look and feel your best, and save a little dough while you're at it too! Plus, don't miss another cool coupon exclusively on our our coupon page (at participating locations). Have a great May!

Spring-time Crafts for Kids!

jewelsHooray for Family Fun! It's Spring, which means it's time for barbeques, outdoor games and crafting with the kids! Don't miss our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make this beautiful jeweled suncatcher out of a music CD (as seen at left). Plus, discover how to craft a milk jug igloo, an awesome glitter sensory jar for kids, a super fun marble maze out of straws and a cardboard box, funny honey bee planter sticks, wooden spoon puppets, and so much more!

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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Valentine's Fun at Shear Madness!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 @ 12:02 PM

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A Really Great Valentine's Gift! Our famous Daddy Daughter Valentine's Makeover Packages include a Diva Day, a super stylin' Dad's haircut AND a 4X6 keepsake! Meanwhile, our Mother Son Fun Valentine's Makeover Packages includes a boy's haircut with both mom and son getting some fun matching color in their hair AND a 4X6 keepsake photo as well! Also with both specials, Dad's are of course welcome to come in with their sons, or Mom's with their daughters! Lastly, be sure to call to schedule your appointment now (at participating locations) so you don't miss outHurry, spots are filling up fast - especially since this amazing experience ends February 28th (at participating locations)!

SMheart18a.jpgGreat Gift Idea! Diva Day & Mad Manes Gift Certificates! Our gift certificates are perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any other fun event! Also, our amazing Diva Day and Mad Manes gift certificates (for the boys) are a perfect surprise too! These certificates include $10 of purchases from our FUN Toy & Bow Boutique, as well as a Diva Day (mini makeover) - or haircut & colored stripes for the boys. Ask your local store today about Diva Day & Mad Manes Gift Certificates

Fall in Love with a Shear Madness Franchise!

SMheart218.jpgJim Otto, Director of Franchise and Corporate Development notes that, "There has possibly never been a better time to start a franchise business, ever." That's why if you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to not only own a business that makes a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents - but also to franchise with one of the fastest growing kids salon franchise systems around, check out our Franchise Opportunities!

Positive Social Media Fun & Great Coupons!

socialmediaheart18.jpgGood Vibes and Madtastic Fun all Month Long! If you're looking for a fun and positive place online that helps brighten your day, then make sure you check out all the great stuff that's going on right NOW over on our Facebook page, or amazingly cool Franchise Blog! We also share fun photos, awesome craft ideas, kids jokes and more over at  Instagram,  Tumblr Google+Twitter and Pinterest! Check it out!

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WOW! Fall in Love with our Coupons! If you're someone who LOVES saving a little cash (and who doesn't), then be sure to check out our coupon page! We have a bunch of great coupons this February, so don't miss out! For example, if you're looking for a some beautiful ear-rings for your little princess on Valentine's Day, one of our coupons is for a "$2 off any Studex Earring"! Another (for the boys) is "$1 off any Diecast Vehicle"!

Valentine's Crafts for Kids

CraftsFeb18.jpgheartpillow.jpgFun Crafts for Valentine's Day! Have a special Valentine's Day with those you LOVE by making some awesome Valentine-themed kids crafts! Don't miss our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, where you'll discover how to make Valentine's Day heart fish, heart glitter jars, a really cute no-sew heart pillow (as seen at right), candy Valentine's treats, a great string-craft for kids and a heart raindrow cloud! Have fun!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are 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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Try Top-Down Franchise Selection!

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

greatfranchiseteams.jpgWhen I was a Stock Broker, we would always start one place when we were looking for companies to invest in - and that was at the top! Of course we had certain qualifications that we looked for in management teams, but we always, without fail, looked at their level of education.
 
Now this isn't meant to make anybody feel bad. We all know or have heard stories of men and women without so much as a high school education making millions through hard work and perseverance. But here's the thing: I challenge you to find any Fortune 500 company in America where the CEO doesn't have a Master's Degree in Business Administration (or MBA). Why is that? Because in order to get an MBA in this Country, you have to prove that you have the ability, discipline and desire to learn at a higher level.  People with MBAs in this country earn about 25 to 30% more then undergrads, because of all the reasons mentioned above.  
 
So the point is this: we as Stock Brokers always wanted to invest our money with intelligent people who had shown they not only had the credentials - but the drive to succeed. Shouldn't the same apply to franchising? Wouldn't you prefer to make a wise investment into a franchise run by really smart people? 
 
Some other traits of great franchise management teams are:
  • The are focused and plan strategically.
  • They have  solid knowledge of not only their concept, but the industry that they're in.
  • They are goal and result oriented.
  • They are bound by a mission statement.
  • They are competitive and excellent communicators.
 
So that's why I can confidently recommend that when choosing a franchise, you might really benefit from doing what I used to do when I was an stock broker...and that's simply starting at the top! 
 
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, our staff (which has years of business experience and a robust resume that includes an MBA) can 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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