Select Opportunities Available in the Pacific Northwest

With more than 1,600 stores operating and helping to drive strong national brand recognition, Sport Clips Haircuts continues to take a strategic approach to market growth. This approach allows the brand to optimize growth opportunities for existing franchisees while continuing to focus on underserved areas for development by new franchisees. As a result, Sport Clips has pockets in areas across the country where great opportunities are still available.

The current situation in the Pacific Northwest is representative of this approach. The brand is well established with 60 stores open and operating, and 17 more in development. However, there are still strategic markets like Spokane, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Olympia, and even parts of Portland, that are ripe for the right candidates to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

“With strong population and income growth along with a fanatical sports culture, these markets represent great opportunities for Sport Clips and for prospective franchisees,” said Pete Lindsey, Sport Clips’ vice president of franchising. “We offer a multi-unit opportunity where franchisees will develop three stores over a three-year period, ultimately allowing them to transition from their current employment to a more flexible lifestyle as a Sport Clips Team Leader. It is rewarding to see a franchisee realize the lifestyle objectives they set for themselves when they began their research into business ownership. I’m fortunate to say we see that quite often at Sport Clips.”

Who is the right candidate? According to Phil Brown, part of the dynamic husband and wife Area Developer duo who provide support services on behalf of Sport Clips in the Pacific Northwest, it really comes down to people skills and how well managers are developed.

“We can teach our franchisees the metrics and benchmark tracking,” explains Brown, “but the desire to develop and grow people is something they must already have.”

The Sport Clips business model is ideal for someone who is looking for a way to transition out of their day job into more financial and personal freedom. With a variety of support systems and strong national brand recognition, Sport Clips presents a rare opportunity in a well-developed market like the Pacific Northwest. For more information on how you can become a part of Sport Clips, click here.