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  • How to Open a Business During a Pandemic and Civil Unrest
    How to Open a Business During a Pandemic and Civil Unrest You want to open a business. You’ve said to yourself numerous times throughout your corporate career that you should scratch your “entrepreneurial itch” before it is too late. Or perhaps you are already a business owner and understand the need to diversify. You want to get into another business that ...
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  • Franchisees Dan & Angie Roberts Named Franchise Rock Stars by FBR
    Franchisees Dan & Angie Roberts Named Franchise Rock Stars by FBR Sport Clips Haircuts is proud to announce that franchisees Dan and Angie Roberts were recognized by Franchise Business Review as 2020 Franchise Rock Stars . This dynamo husband-and-wife duo were named to the annual list in the multi-unit owner category and were selected from more than 28,000 ...
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  • Stronger Together at Sport Clips Haircuts
    Stronger Together at Sport Clips Haircuts As we continue to navigate the dynamic environment of the global pandemic, the team at Sport Clips Haircuts understands it is a very interesting, unique and somewhat difficult time for everyone. Each day brings new opportunities providing challenges and these constant changes have baffled our local, ...
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  • Edward Logan Named as CEO of Sports Clips, Inc.
    Edward Logan Named as CEO of Sports Clips, Inc. As we enter into the second half of 2020, we are excited to share that Edward Logan has been named by the board to succeed founder Gordon Logan as the new CEO of Sports Clips Haircuts. Gordon will remain active in the business and chairman of the board. In sharing how this decision was made, Gordon ...
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  • New Survey Finds That Face Coverings Improve Clients' Comfortability & Safety While Receiving Haircuts
    New Survey Finds That Face Coverings Improve Clients' Comfortability & Safety While Receiving Haircuts Sport Clips Haircuts locations around the country are reopen for business. For more than 25 years, we have been committed to ensuring the well-being of our Clients and Team Members, and we have continued to enhance our daily operations and procedures to continue that effort – now more than ever. ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Todd Nichols
    Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Todd Nichols For new team leader Todd Nichols, a global pandemic was no reason to put off investing in a new business venture. “I was already in knee-deep, because of all the time I had spent researching,” he says, explaining his decision to move forward with the Sport Clips Haircuts franchise opportunity. ...
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  • Sport Clips Clean Certification Reopening Standards
    Sport Clips Clean Certification Reopening Standards The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought significant changes to the everyday lives of consumers, as well as, business practices of retail businesses. The top priority for small businesses dealing with high customer counts is a renewed emphasis on cleanliness while instilling a sense of assurance and ...
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  • COVID-19 Update and Resources
    COVID-19 Update and Resources In this time of uncertainty during the current global pandemic, it is time to rally together as a franchise and as part of the larger franchise community. As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, Sport Clips Haircuts’ number one priority is the health and safety of its clients and team members. ...
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  • Sport Clips Area Developer Profile:  Joe Klimek, Houston Market
    Sport Clips Area Developer Profile: Joe Klimek, Houston Market Working in sales in the high-tech industry, Joe Klimek helped his Manufactures Representative company grow exponentially, but he still found his future uncertain. “We were doing well, but as more and more of the industry began to outsource offshore, there was a lot of the business that we couldn’t ...
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  • Meet Keith Laganosky, Regional Director of Sport Clips’ Targeted Northeast Market
    Meet Keith Laganosky, Regional Director of Sport Clips’ Targeted Northeast Market Sport Clips Haircuts’ development team has identified the northeast as one of the biggest growth markets for the brand. With its favorable economic conditions and high consumer spending, the area is well-positioned for development. As the brand gains momentum in the area, it has capacity to support ...
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  • What would you do with $2,500?
    What would you do with $2,500? Sport Clips Haircuts Team Leader Referral Program is offering up to $2,500 to any team member who helps find the next team leader. Could that team member be you? When stylist Miette Daluga told her parents what a great company Sport Clips is to work for, they started asking her questions about ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Shannon Whitley
    Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Shannon Whitley After the birth of their second child, Shannon Whitley and her husband, Taylor, wanted to raise their girls closer to family. They moved back to Whitley’s hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas, however, a long commute to her job as project manager in the health industry in Houston, along with 60- to ...
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  • Zees and Zors and Other Franchise Lingo
    Zees and Zors and Other Franchise Lingo The franchise community is made up of many different businesses from a variety of industries. While each industry has their own terms and vernacular, as a whole, the franchise community has some shared lingo. To help eliminate some of the confusion and help you make a more educated decision, here is ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Brandon and Carissa Garrett
    Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Brandon and Carissa Garrett As parents of young children, Brandon and Carissa Garrett started to discuss what they wanted their future to look like. It was important to them to create a foundation for more freedom and flexibility in their lives as their girls grew. “We knew it would take several years to get any kind of ...
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  • IFA’s Highest Honor, the Hall of Fame Award Recognizes a Lifetime of Achievement in Franchising
    IFA’s Highest Honor, the Hall of Fame Award Recognizes a Lifetime of Achievement in Franchising ORLANDO, Fla. - The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced Gordon Logan, Founder and CEO of the hair care company Sport Clips Haircuts, as the winner of this year’s Hall of Fame award. As the oldest and most prestigious award conferred by the IFA, the Hall of Fame award is given ...
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  • Franchising’s Biggest Event of the Year: The IFA
    Franchising’s Biggest Event of the Year: The IFA This year the International Franchising Association’s (IFA) Annual Convention is being held in Orlando, Florida February 8-11. This is franchising’s biggest event for business development and personal growth, and 2020 marks the trade association’s 60th convention. The IFA was formed 1960 with the ...
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  • Year Over Year Growth
    Year Over Year Growth A franchise system’s growth rate can provide clues about its health and long-term viability . When you are considering investing in a franchise, look closely at the numbers and determine if the system is experiencing year-over-year growth, as well as whether the growth is sustainable. Understanding ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Selected a Top 100 Franchise for 2020 by Franchise Gator
    Sport Clips Haircuts Selected a Top 100 Franchise for 2020 by Franchise Gator GEORGETOWN, Texas (February 3, 2020) Sport Clips Haircuts was recently named a Top 100 franchise in Franchise Gator’s annual Top 100 Franchise list . This is the seventh annual Top 100 list the online franchise directory has released. It was developed to assist prospective franchisees in their ...
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  • Eliances Heroes Show: Where Entrepreneurs Align Interviews Sport Clips Haircuts Founder and CEO, Gordon Logan
    Eliances Heroes Show: Where Entrepreneurs Align Interviews Sport Clips Haircuts Founder and CEO, Gordon Logan Sport Clips Haircuts founder and CEO Gordon Logan was recently interviewed on the Eliances Heroes Show radio broadcast. Part of the Eliances Community , Where Entrepreneurs Align is a fast-paced radio show focused on asking unique and thought-provoking questions to understand the journey of ...
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  • Growth Mindset: Becoming your Own Boss in 2020
    Growth Mindset: Becoming your Own Boss in 2020 With each new year comes the promise of new possibilities. Will 2020 be the year you finally make that leap into business ownership? It takes moving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset to achieve this goal. A fixed mindset imposes self-limiting beliefs. You may have a variety of excuses that ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Alex Howson
    Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Alex Howson Alex Howson always wanted to be an entrepreneur and build a business of his own. Returning to the United States after years developing a prominent brand in Asia, Howson decided to change course and exit the corporate world. He enlisted the help of a franchise consultant and began his search for a ...
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  • Sport Clips Help A Hero Is Now One Of The
    Sport Clips Help A Hero Is Now One Of The "Top-Awarding" Programs Of Its Kind A $1.25 million donation by Sport Clips Haircuts to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation will boost the impact of the Help A Hero Scholarship program that supports education for civilian careers. Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, who is a veteran and VFW Life member, presented the ...
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  • (X Times Multiple = Resale) and your Exit Strategy
    (X Times Multiple = Resale) and your Exit Strategy “Begin with the end in mind.”-Steven Covey When you are making the important decision about investing in a franchise , you should begin with the end in mind. Before going into business, you should have a long-term plan for ownership which includes an exit strategy for when you have reached the full ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Named a 2020 Top Franchise
    Sport Clips Haircuts Named a 2020 Top Franchise Sport Clips Haircuts Named a 2020 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Sport Clips Haircuts Performance Sport Clips Haircuts was recently named a top franchise for 2020 by Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research ...
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  • Success Starts with Why
    Success Starts with Why Finding success in franchising means first asking yourself, “Why”? A strong clarity of purpose in entrepreneurship will lead to actions that are more effective and efficient in creating the result you desire. When you put the "why" before the "how" you position yourself for greater success. Your ...
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  • Validation Conversations with Franchisees
    Validation Conversations with Franchisees There is a lot of important information contained in a Franchise Disclosure Document . While it is all important, one of the most useful segments is the list of existing franchisees. When examining a franchise to determine if it is the right one for you, there is no greater resource than the insight ...
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  • Understanding Franchise Rankings
    Understanding Franchise Rankings When investing in a franchise, choosing the one that best aligns with your personal and financial goals is of the utmost importance. Now, more than ever, there is so much information available to the franchise candidate. It’s important for you to have the ability to cut through the clutter and ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leaders: Rod & Jodi Reyes
    Sport Clips Team Leaders: Rod & Jodi Reyes Over the years, Rod and Jodi Reyes have built an impressive business portfolio. Like many others, they turned to entrepreneurship to create financial security in a time of economic uncertainty. Rod, a mortgage banker before the market decline in the early 2000s, says, “I started to notice the ...
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  • Training & Support
    Training & Support In the franchise world, not all franchisors are created equal. This is particularly true when it comes to the level of training and support, they provide their franchisees. One of the biggest advantages to buying a franchise is leveraging the franchisor’s expertise and experience to better position ...
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  • Gordon Logan Speaks to Veterans at Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference
    Gordon Logan Speaks to Veterans at Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference Are you a veteran or military spouse entrepreneur looking for a collaborative, interactive learning and networking environment? The Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference is fast approaching and will take place in Arlington, TX November 6-9. Sport Clips is excited to be able to sponsor this ...
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  • Sport Clips Owners Create More Freedom and Flexibility in Their Lives
    Sport Clips Owners Create More Freedom and Flexibility in Their Lives Amanda Daluga, a tax financial advisor and Chris Daluga, a construction manager, lead very active lifestyles. Besides her own practice, Amanda is on a swim team that meets at 5:30 a.m. every day and is an active volunteer at her church. “We like to keep moving and want to dedicate ourselves to ...
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  • Spa and luxury pet resort owners add Sport Clips to their investments
    Spa and luxury pet resort owners add Sport Clips to their investments Todd and Melissa Bains are no strangers to building a business. Having built one of the largest luxury pet resorts in Texas from the ground up and owning multiple massage and spa experience franchise locations, the Bains know what it takes to be successful entrepreneurs. This year they added Sport ...
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  • ABC’s of Franchising:  Site Selection
    ABC’s of Franchising:  Site Selection One of the most important business decisions you will make is choosing a location for your business. Location can directly impact profitability and can mean the difference between success or failure for your business. When researching business models, look closely at how a franchisor handles site ...
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  • Steve Schick, Sport Clips Haircuts franchise sales consultant
    Steve Schick, Sport Clips Haircuts franchise sales consultant During his 21 years in franchising, Steve Schick has worked with hundreds of different brands. In those years he has gained immense expertise and knowledge of the franchise industry and has seen not all brands are created equal. “I found a lot of them didn’t concentrate on who their ideal candidate ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Jordan Elliott
    Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Jordan Elliott By the time he was 24 years old, Jordan Elliott was managing production for a factory and began to feel stuck. “I was up for a promotion, which got me to start playing out my future path in my head,” says Elliott. “If I took the promotion and stayed where I was, I would be caught up in a cycle of ...
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  • ABC’s of Franchising: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention
    ABC’s of Franchising: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention High value and long-term employees are vital to a business’ bottom line. Turnover is expensive and can lead to problems such as low morale and decreased productivity. Your effectiveness, or lack thereof, in this area could mean the difference between failure and success. Doug Porter, Sport Clips ...
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  • 7 Reasons Why a Haircutting Franchise is a Good Investment
    7 Reasons Why a Haircutting Franchise is a Good Investment If you’re looking for a smart investment in a recession resistant industry, you may want to consider hair care. Here are seven reasons why: Consistent and growing demand. Haircutting is part of a $75 billion industry. Year after year the beauty industry has had above average gains compared to the ...
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  • Jim Atkinson, Sport Clips Haircuts vice president of franchise development
    Jim Atkinson, Sport Clips Haircuts vice president of franchise development As vice president of development for Sport Clips Haircuts, Jim Atkinson works diligently to ensure a championship discovery experience for all candidates. From acting as a trusted advisor when working directly with franchise candidates in the California, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leaders:  Val Hill & Jared Lee
    Sport Clips Team Leaders: Val Hill & Jared Lee Since meeting in business school more than 20 years ago, Val Hill and Jared Lee knew they wanted to go into business together. “With our complementary skillset and different perspectives, we knew we would make each other better in business,” says Hill. “Over the years we kept talking about becoming ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Claims One of Top Spots for the Second Year on Forbes 2019 “Best Franchises to Buy”
    Sport Clips Haircuts Claims One of Top Spots for the Second Year on Forbes 2019 “Best Franchises to Buy” For the franchise candidate, franchise rankings can be a useful tool when comparing business offerings. One of the most trusted names in investing, Forbes, has released their annual “Best and Worst Franchises to Buy” list, using objective criteria to inform their methodology. This highly credible ...
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  • Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise
    Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise Franchising is a great path to business ownership for the discerning entrepreneur. By investing in a proven business model, the learning curve is shortened and the path to profitability is accelerated. However, this only works if you have chosen a business model that is the right fit. Asking the ...
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  • Doug Porter Recognized as Sport Clips’ 2019 Rookie Team Leader of the Year
    Doug Porter Recognized as Sport Clips’ 2019 Rookie Team Leader of the Year After Doug Porter, and his wife Ann, started settling into retirement life, Porter found he had “too much curiosity and energy,” and began to search for a new project. Having just left a CEO position in the corporate world, freedom and flexibility were his top priorities. “The semi-absentee business ...
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  • Jerry Eulentrop: Franchise Developer with Sport Clips
    Jerry Eulentrop: Franchise Developer with Sport Clips “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar These words are the foundation of how Jerry Eulentrop, Sport Clips Haircuts’ director of Franchise Development, approaches each interaction he has with a franchise candidate. “I want ...
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  • People. Product. Process. The Three Ps of Business
    People. Product. Process. The Three Ps of Business The three Ps of business, people, product and process, is a concept that has been floating around for decades and has been used by countless organizations to improve and enhance their performance. While the iterations vary slightly, at its core, the three Ps are the fundamental building blocks for ...
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  • Sport Clips Area Developer: EJ Gozur
    Sport Clips Area Developer: EJ Gozur The conscientious and diligent support Eric “EJ” Gozur, Jr., area developer for Sport Clips Haircuts, provides the 83 stores in his market comes in part from his unique journey with the brand. He owns 21 stores and not only talks the talk; he walks the walk. Having grown his market along side his ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader: David Miller
    Sport Clips Team Leader: David Miller David Miller has always been an entrepreneur. Over the years Miller owned a variety of businesses and was a franchisee with six different brands. His list of businesses includes a convenience food store, laundromats, check cashing stores, tax services businesses, paint your own ceramics stores, ...
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  • ABC’s of Franchising:  Operations
    ABC’s of Franchising: Operations There are two items that often rise to the top when considering the most important value propositions delivered by top franchise systems – an ever-increasing brand awareness and a turnkey operating model. It’s important to evaluate the operations of a franchise system to ensure you receive the value ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile & 2019 Logan Trophy Winner Jeff Crummie
    Sport Clips Team Leader Profile & 2019 Logan Trophy Winner Jeff Crummie These days, Jeff Crummie’s life looks a lot different than it did a few years ago. Today he is a multi-unit Sport Clips Haircuts franchise owner whose lifestyle allows he and his wife, Sherry, to go on vacations and adventures they had once only dreamed about, all while building a stable and growing ...
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  • Sport Clips “Doubled Down” With its Annual Huddle
    Sport Clips “Doubled Down” With its Annual Huddle Sport Clips Haircuts’ recent annual Huddle might just have been the most exciting one yet. With the theme “Double Down”, the Huddle was attended by a record-breaking 3,100 annual meeting crowd attendees. This four-day event in Las Vegas, Nevada, had a dynamic line-up of guest speakers including ...
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  • Journey to Success Part 3: Signing to Grand Opening
    Journey to Success Part 3: Signing to Grand Opening New Sport Clips Haircuts team leaders benefit from a comprehensive and robust support system right out of the gates, starting with finding an optimal site and continuing through the grand opening and beyond. Sport Clips is committed to its team leaders’ success and has created the infrastructure and ...
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