When Phil and Laurie Brown decided to begin a franchise business that would
put them in the driver’s seat, they were immediately drawn to Sport
Clips. After conducting their research into the brand, they agreed to
become Area Developers in the Pacific Northwest in 2006. Today, thanks
to their efforts, 60 Sport Clips exist in their network, 20 of whom lean
on the Browns for continued success.
Leadership Begins at the Top
The Browns have truly embraced their role as the Area Developers for the
Pacific Northwest. Whenever a franchisee has questions, they can come
to the Browns for support backed by unparalleled industry experience,
amazing business instincts, and an intimate understanding of the market,
communities, and region. First-time franchisees will have plenty of questions
about a myriad of concerns, and the Browns always have the answer. Even
when finding the answer takes some work, the Browns are there to offer
genuine insight and a clear path to a solution.
Area Developers within Sport Clips routinely help franchisees with:
- Choosing to join the Sport Clips family or not
- Identifying prime salon locations
- Overcoming obstacles during buildout
- Compliance to brand expectations
Being an area developer is not a hands-off role by any means, though. The
Browns love to frequent the 60 salons in their region for checkups, host
regular meetings to promote leadership behaviors, and make themselves
available whenever a franchisee has a question or concern. In the end,
the Browns know that Sport Clips’ success in the area depends on
them, and they depend on each and every franchisee. It is only when we
all work together that real triumphs can be achieved.
Do Not Be Afraid to Ask Questions
If Phil can give out one piece of advice to new franchisees, it would be
to never be too shy to ask a question. You might think the question is
silly, but the actual silliness is missing an opportunity to grow and
to learn. No matter the topic, reach out to other franchisees, area developers,
and the Sport Clips corporate team. With each inquiry, you will be stronger
Want to know more about Phil and Laurie Brown and the success they have
helped form in the Pacific Northwest Sport Clips region?
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tales in the franchise world. People who would like to start a haircutting
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