• Sport Clips Team Leaders: Scott & Anne Burandt

    Sport Clips Team Leaders: Scott & Anne Burandt

    In 2005, Scott and Anne Burandt found themselves faced with an impending relocation and job insecurity. The pharmaceutical company Scott, a sales director, worked for was taken over by a venture capital company. Plans were laid out to relocate the company out of state. Neither Scott nor Anne wanted ...
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  • New Team Leader Profile: John Curran

    New Team Leader Profile: John Curran

    Finding himself at a career crossroads, John Curran was ready to make a big lifestyle change. He knew he wanted to become an entrepreneur, however Curran wasn’t sure what that would look like. Compelled to action, he retired from his corporate job as a sales and marketing executive and began his ...
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  • Keys to Franchisee Success

    Keys to Franchisee Success

    If you have chosen a strong franchise business model, much of your success as a franchisee will have to do with what you put into your role. Here are some keys to franchisee success that can help you maximize your investment while helping you reach your personal and financial goals. The right fit : ...
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  • How Team Leader Shaun Norton Found Success Rapidly Scaling His Business

    How Team Leader Shaun Norton Found Success Rapidly Scaling His Business

    Shaun Norton, Sport Clips Haircuts team leader, will open his 14 th store this December. However, up until just a couple of years ago, he had only one store. In 2017 alone, Norton opened or acquired a total of eight stores. “The manager led structure of the Sport Clips business model gave me the ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Ranks Among Top Franchises for Veterans

    Sport Clips Haircuts Ranks Among Top Franchises for Veterans

    Georgetown, Texas (Nov. 13) – Independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, has identified Sport Clips Haircuts as one of just 80 franchises to qualify for its 2018 Top Franchises for Veterans list. Additionally, respected media enterprise Entrepreneur has named Sport ...
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  • Why Veterans Make Great Franchisees

    Why Veterans Make Great Franchisees

    Cheston Syma is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a successful entrepreneur. Like other veterans, his experience in the military has helped in his role as a business owner. “The skills I relied on in the military, the work ethic, the dedication and focus,” explains Syma, “have helped me find ...
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  • How Sport Clips Haircuts Came to Define Their Values

    How Sport Clips Haircuts Came to Define Their Values

    At Sport Clips Haircuts, three simple rules sum up what it means to have the Heart of a Champion. Do what’s right Do your best Treat others the way they want to be treated These principles sum up how Sport Clips communicates with its team leaders, how team leaders are expected to interact with their ...
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  • Joining a Franchise System

    Joining a Franchise System

    Joining a franchise system has many advantages. Becoming part of a successful and viable business model means you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The established framework is accompanied by comprehensive training and support from the franchisor, as well as a network of other franchisees. You also ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Jason and Alyssa Bowman

    Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Jason and Alyssa Bowman

    By the time they reached their 30s, Jason and Alyssa Bowman were established in their industrial engineering careers. Jason, a financial analyst for a credit card company and Alyssa, an operations analyst with a hospital, will both tell you something was missing. Jason says, “We came to the ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Jeremy Aydell

    Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Jeremy Aydell

    As a certified public accountant, Jeremy Aydell spent his days poring over what felt like endless financial statements. “One day I realized I had no desire to become a partner at my firm. I wasn’t excited about accounting anymore,” he recalls. He continues, “I did a lot of auditing in my work and I ...
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  • Meet New Sport Clips Team Leader in New Jersey: Tracy Hoffman

    Meet New Sport Clips Team Leader in New Jersey: Tracy Hoffman

    Owning their own business has always been a shared dream of the Hoffmans. One day, during her hour and a half commute to her job as a business solutions manager, Tracy decided it was time to do something about it. After assessing their situation, Tracy says, “Bryan and I felt we were at a good place ...
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  • Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship Campaign Aims to Raise $1.5 Million for Veterans

    Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship Campaign Aims to Raise $1.5 Million for Veterans

    From October 15 to November 11, Sport Clips Haircuts stores across the country are hosting community events and accepting client donations on behalf of veterans everywhere in the name of educational opportunity. Our nationwide “Biggest Haircut Day of the Year” will happen on Veterans Day, Sunday, ...
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  • A Day in the Life of Sport Clips Team Leaders Opening First Store: Paris and Cynthia Wells

    A Day in the Life of Sport Clips Team Leaders Opening First Store: Paris and Cynthia Wells

    “Mommy, why don’t you come to my school every day?” When her young son spoke those words, Cynthia Wells reevaluated her life. “Hearing him say that just broke my heart. We were making good money for other people, living a comfortable life, but that wasn’t important to my son. He just wanted to spend ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leaders Paul and Linda Bibeau: Success Starts with Team Culture

    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

    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

    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

    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: 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: 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    “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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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: 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

    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: 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • The Franchise Disclosure Document

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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