Team Leader Cheston C. Syma Featured in "Franchise Players"

We are proud to announce that Sport Clips Team Leader Cheston C. Syma was recently featured in “Franchise Players” by Entrepreneur—a Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. A former U.S. Marine, Sgt. Cheston C. Syma purchased his first two Sport Clips franchises in 2004. Prior to this, he worked for the State Department’s High-Threat Protection Teams in Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan for six years, protecting U.S. diplomats and Congressional members in war zones.

In his interview for Franchise Players, Syma discusses why he chose to become a part of the Sport Clips family, even offering advice for those who want to run a franchise of their own. “I chose Sport Clips Haircuts because the business model and concept resonated with me,” he explains. “You must love the concept to have passion for the business, and know that the more time you invest in your own business, the more successful it will become.” In the future, Syma hopes to continue expanding.

Today, he successfully runs 10 Sport Clips locations in three different states. In partnership with 1,400 other Sport Clips locations throughout the country, Syma is currently working to raise money for the “Help a Hero” veterans scholarship program. By Veterans Day (November 11), Sport Clips hopes to raise $750,000 nationwide. While donations are currently being collected at all of our Sport Clips locations, we will be donating $1 per haircut to the “Help a Hero” campaign on November 11.

If you would like to read Cheston Syma’s full interview on, please click here.