• Sport Clips Team Leaders Paul and Linda Bibeau: Success Starts with Team Culture

    For Paul and Linda Bibeau, putting people first is a business philosophy. With five high-performing Sport Clips Haircuts stores, the Bibeaus are leaders in their market in Southern California. They credit their success as team leaders to the retention of quality team members. “Stylist retention ...
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  • VCC Team Leader Profile: Liz Crawford

    When the Liz and Brian Crawford relocated to Tallahassee, Florida for Brian’s job, Liz left behind her job as a research toxicologist to stay home with the couple’s young children. Needing a different kind of stimulation, she soon decided she was ready to go back to work. The problem was, there were ...
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  • Achieve Financial & Personal Freedom By Investing In A Haircutting Franchise

    After some reorganization and shuffling, commonplace in the corporate world, Paul Bibeau chose to retire early. At the time, his family’s investments were enough to cover their expenses. Like many who have worked diligently over the years, putting hard-earned dollars into a retirement fund, Paul and ...
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  • Initial Investment

    Initial investment is the amount of money required to start a business. It is a big determining factor for most people when deciding in which business to invest. Not all franchise systems are created equal and closely examining an offering’s initial investment information can help you make an ...
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  • Krystle Sierras: Brand Ambassador with a Passion for Helping Others Achieve Success

    Krystle Sierras is an industry-leading beauty professional. She is a member of the Sport Clips Haircuts Artistic Team and works as a technical coach and area manager. She has a strong reputation within the beauty industry and recently appeared as a beauty expert on a national television make-over ...
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  • Mark and Jan Mansfield: 25 Years of Teamwork and Family Values

    Mark and Jan Mansfield know what it means to pioneer an emerging brand. They invested in Sport Clips Haircuts nearly two decades ago at a time when the brand had only 26 stores. Their first store as franchisees was one of only three stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. “No one knew who we were ...
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  • Sport Clips' Ambassador Program is Getting Future Stylists Excited about Joining the Team

    Recruiting and retaining quality stylists is top priority for Sport Clips Haircuts. Its newly formed Ambassador Program is evident of the brand’s steadfast commitment to becoming the employer of choice among the stylist community. With the program comes another layer of consistent support to team ...
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  • Achieve Your Personal and Financial Goals with Franchise Ownership

    For Dan Roberts and his wife Angie, family time is very important. While working in medical sales, Roberts found himself constantly on the road or on call. With two small children, he wanted to be home more so he could be more involved in their lives. Together, Roberts and his wife began to look at ...
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  • Successful Finance and Accounting Career Leads to Franchise Ownership For Wayne Freeman

    Wayne Freeman had a successful finance and accounting career in corporate America. He made a comfortable living and enjoyed his job as a national account manager, working with products and business processes. However, Freeman was aware of the instability inherent in the corporate world and saw that ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts is committed to effective franchisee communication through its Team Leader Advisory Council

    A hallmark of a mature and healthy franchise system is the presence of a franchise advisory council. Made up of franchisee representatives, these councils act as a formal channel of communication between a franchisor and its franchisees. Creating a two-way street of communication, the council’s main ...
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  • Signs of a Healthy Franchise System

    Assessing the health of a franchise system is an important part of any due diligence process. Doing so will inform your decision and help to evaluate the risk of investing in a business model. When reviewing the health of a system, one should look at the system holistically, individually weighing ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Recognized with Top Honors in Comparably’s 2018 Best Company Rankings

    Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, has been recognized among Comparably’s 2018 Best Company rankings in three major categories: Best CEO for Women, Best Company Leadership and Best Company Managers. Overall team scores gave the brand an A+ for company ...
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  • “Comprehensive and Multilayered” Define Sport Clips Haircuts’ Grand Opening Support

    Sport Clips Haircuts may be a rapidly growing franchise, but it is intent on ensuring that growth is sustainable. This is evident in the brand’s exceptionally high continuity rate . Through its proven system, Sport Clips has recognized that when a store meets or exceeds its grand opening goals, that ...
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  • Sport Clips Launches Hall of Fame Podcast

    Sport Clips Haircuts’ commitment to constant and never-ending improvement is what has positioned the brand as one of the nation’s leading haircare franchises . This commitment is evident in the tremendous effort put forth in its support systems. By staying ahead of digital marketing trends, it is ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Steve Smith

    Steve Smith of Cross Plains, Wisconsin has been a successful entrepreneur for years. While he has weathered some ups and downs throughout his distinct career that has included convenience stores, day trading and cabinetry, his inspiring, positive attitude and people-first philosophy have brought him ...
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  • 25 Years of Team Work: Curt Brannon and Sympateco

    Curt Brannon, founder and CEO of Sympateco, describes his company’s relationship with Sport Clips Haircuts as "an ant farm." He says, “There is a lot of activity and work done below ground, but it’s about us not being visible from the surface. Our priority is to outfit each and every store ...
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  • Neal Geiger: 25 Years of Creative Leveling Up

    In 2004, Neal Geiger, was contracted by Sport Clips Haircuts to provide creative direction for a new TV spot. Always looking for ways the raise the bar in every way, including its marketing, Sport Clips decided to invest in national advertising. At the time, Sport Clips was a small brand, but it was ...
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  • ABC’s of Franchising: Goals

    “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” – Earl Nightingale If you are looking into franchise opportunities, chances are you are pursuing a goal. Maybe it’s a goal of being an entrepreneur, or perhaps it is to be your own boss, create greater work/life balance , or to ...
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  • Sport Clips VCC Team Leader Profile: Amanda Donovan

    About five years ago, Amanda Donovan found herself at a crossroads, unsure of what her next step should be. Following a job opportunity for her husband, Ryan, a private corporate pilot, the couple relocated to West Virginia from Kentucky. She then took a close look at what she wanted this next ...
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  • Sport Clips VCC Team Leader Profile: Ben Mangels

    After more than 30 years working for a large bank, the constant travel and long hours began to take their toll on Ben Mangels. He longed for more time with his family and more control over his time and life. He also began to worry about job security. “As a highly compensated vice president, I ...
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  • Julie Vargas: 25 Years of Helping Stylists Grow Their Careers At Sport Clips

    As a newlywed and young mother, Julie Vargas felt the struggle many parents feel in the attempt to create work-life balance. As a salon manager with a competing brand, she saw her effectiveness as a store manager being questioned just because she was a working mother. It became clear to her, that ...
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  • Jean Booth: 25 Years of Development at Sport Clips

    Jean Booth was first introduced to Sport Clips Haircuts in 1995 as a franchise consultant with a major consulting firm. Because of her background in site construction, she was asked to monitor the build out of the brand’s second store. “When the truck was unloaded, and the store started to come ...
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  • 2018 Team Leaders of the Year: Arif and Susan Taj

    "Championship Experiences" headlined Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle, an annual event that drew more than 3,200 team members earlier this year to celebrate the leading haircare franchise dedicated to men and boys in its 25 th anniversary year. Each year, top award winners are recognized at the ...
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  • Nancy Vandiver: 25 Years of Helping Others Grow at Sport Clips

    Nancy Vandiver will tell you that very little has changed at Sport Clips Haircuts over the last 25 years, though certain things have been fine-tuned and technology has made things easier. As someone who has been with Sport Clips system since the beginning, Vandiver has a unique perspective on the ...
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  • Tommy Callahan: Industry Great Lending His Expertise to Sport Clips Haircuts Championship Experience

    With 52 years in the salon industry, Tommy Callahan’s resume is impressive. A long-time vice president of worldwide education for John Paul Mitchell Systems, Callahan has also been an owner of a John Paul Mitchell school in Memphis, Tennessee and even did a stint as an advisor to the photography ...
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  • Sport Clips Founder Gordon Logan Offers Insight For Putting Heroes First

    Sport Clips Haircuts offers those who have served in the military a way to transition from their military careers and pave a path to greater personal freedom through investment in a simple, multi-unit, manager-managed business model. Gordon Logan, founder and CEO behind the nation’s leading men’s ...
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  • Sport Clips Builds and Maintains Lucrative Relationships at ICSC RECon

    This year, more than 37,000 industry professionals attended RECon. Among them was Sport Clips Haircuts' entire team of real estate directors and area developers , as was the franchise’s founder and CEO, Gordon Logan. Read more of the story here .
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts: 25 Years of Team Work

    It is said that the idea for Sport Clips Haircuts was sketched out on a cocktail napkin on a pier in Monterey Bay, and rumors are that Bloody Mary’s may have been involved! Taking that idea to the brand it is today, one of the fastest growing and most successful haircare franchises with almost 1,800 ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts tops category in Forbes 2018 "Best Franchises to Buy"

    Sport Clips Haircuts , the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, is ranked by Forbes as the top Medium Investment “Best Franchise to Buy” in the 2018 edition of the highly regarded ranking. The June issue features the third annual “best” and “worst” franchises in America rankings ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Jeff Burroughs and Robyn Hanson

    About ten years ago, Jeff Burroughs, a sales manager in the auto industry, began to see slowing sales numbers. In an industry subject to economic fluctuations , he longed for more control over his financial future. Burroughs recalls, “I had spent 20 years trying to get to the next level, but really ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Kevin Henkel

    Kevin Henkel, a Sport Clips Haircuts multi-unit team leader in Northern California and Reno, Nevada, is in the build out process for his ninth store. When he opened his first store in 2007, he thought he would only open three stores total. But as opportunities to scale his Sport Clips interests ...
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  • Meet Bay Area Sport Clips Team Leader: Satheesh Rangappan

    Highly focused and driven, Satheesh Rangappan approaches everything he does with a commitment to excellence. He believes in delivering the highest quality product or service, whether it be as owner of a software solutions company or in his real estate ventures. This commitment is also what led him ...
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  • Meet New Sport Clips Team Leaders David Blevins and Heather Robinson

    Engaged couple Heather Robinson and David Blevins felt something was missing in their work-life balance. Wanting to create more flexibility in their finances and lifestyle, they also really wanted something they could do together. Established in their own successful careers in Florida’s Palm Beach ...
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  • The Franchise Disclosure Document

    A thorough review of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is a crucial step in the due diligence process when evaluating a franchisor. A typical FDD can be hundreds of pages long. While this may seem daunting, be sure to read the entire document. Maybe even consult a franchise lawyer, and make ...
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  • Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Don Berger

    Don Berger was a successful corporate executive and always an entrepreneur at heart. He’s helped grow several companies, the most notable a small employer benefit start-up that is now public and with over 1,200 employees. He’s moved on from that achievement and now lends his expertise to a variety ...
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  • Validation Conference Call Team Leader: Jeff Crummie

    Life coach and motivational speaker Jeff Crummie used his 25 years of tech industry and management consultant experience to help empower high school students and the unemployed. Taking a page from his own book, Crummie decided to take control of his future. He recalls, “My wife and I looked at each ...
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  • Targeted Market: Philadelphia

    Sport Clips Haircuts’ strategic and discerning development team has identified Philadelphia as a market ripe with opportunities for brand expansion. Ranked as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation, it’s known for its fast-paced innovation and collaborative support network of small ...
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  • New President Named, 25th Anniversary Celebrated At Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle

    "Championship Experiences" headlined Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle, an annual event that drew more than 3,200 team members this week to celebrate the leading haircare franchise dedicated to men and boys in its 25th anniversary year. Founder and CEO Gordon Logan announced the franchise's board ...
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  • Experience

    What experience do I need to run a particular franchise? Should I have experience in the industry of the franchise I am considering? These are important questions to ask yourself when considering investing in a franchise. However, the answers are not always clear cut. People come into franchising ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Celebrates 25 Years of Championship Experiences at National Huddle

    This year, the Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle is celebrating an important milestone for the brand – its 25 th anniversary. Beginning in 1993, Sport Clips filled a need in the salon industry, catering to the underserved men and boys market. Since opening its first store in Austin, Texas, Sport ...
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  • Differentiation

    Differentiation is important to the success of any brand. In the crowded landscape of business, attracting the right customers is essential to your bottom line. When you are considering investing in a franchise model, consider how well that brand distinguishes itself from other concepts in the same ...
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  • Why is My Market Closed?

    At times, there is no availability in the preferred market for some potential Sport Clips Haircuts franchise candidates. Careful thought and consideration go into determining when and where to grow the brand, along with a strategy focused on responsible and sustainable growth . Priority is given to ...
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  • Meet New Team Leader in the Michigan Area: Anthony Abro

    Already an astute businessman at the young age of 22, Anthony Abro’s strong family values and work ethic have been a catalyst to his success. As his father, Mahdi, transitions into retirement, Abro has taken on a leadership role in his family’s businesses. Now he is looking to make his own mark on ...
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  • What a Franchisor's FDD tells you about Its Company Culture

    A company’s culture is a differentiator because it is something unique to the organization. When researching a brand to invest in, it is important to delve into the culture as it will give you an idea of what your relationship with the organization might look like. The shared set of values and norms ...
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  • Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Scott and Diana Colgrove

    Several years ago, Diana and Scott Colgrove decided their life needed a change. Both had corporate jobs in California’s Silicon Valley and yearned for better work-life balance. Having control over their family’s future and flexibility with their time was very important to them. So, the Colgroves ...
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  • Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Chris Martin

    Chris Martin was a sales and account executive with a Fortune 100 company, specializing in legal research tools and firm management software. While he enjoyed great success in his career, he began to think about his future and what his exit strategy from the corporate world would look like. Martin ...
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  • Why are Sport Clips' Financial Requirements So High?

    We get asked this question a lot. Sport Clips Haircuts values transparency so we are happy to provide some background information about our process. We are very intentional about setting our franchisees up for success. Ninety-nine percent of our stores that were open for any period of time in the ...
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  • Franchise Buyer Beware: Working with Franchise Brokers

    What you should know before working with a franchise broker There are more than 3,000 franchise opportunities available in the U.S. alone. Sorting through them all to find the right match can seem overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the franchise space in the beginning. For this ...
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  • Sport Clips Seeks Franchisees in Denver Market

    There aren’t many people who will tell you being laid off twice in one year is a positive thing, but for David Weseman it was. That year served as a catalyst for change in his life, putting him on the path to achieve his personal and family financial goals. Weseman says, “After the second layoff, I ...
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  • Meet New Team Leaders Jamey and Kristen Nosler: Successful Franchise Operators Transitioning Out of Fast Food for More Freedom, Flexibility and Financial Stability with Sport Clips

    Recently, Jamey and Kristen Nosler had a decision to make as franchise owners. With four fast food franchise locations, remaining with the well-known restaurant brand would require a significant financial investment in required technology upgrades and renovations. They began to look closely at what ...
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