2018

  • 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

    “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

    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

    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

    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 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

    "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 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

    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 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

    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

    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 "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

    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

    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

    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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  • Meet New Sport Clips Team Leaders David Blevins and Heather Robinson

    Engaged couple Heather Robinson and David Blevins felt something was missing in their work-life balance. Wanting to create more flexibility in their finances and lifestyle, they also really wanted something they could do together. Established in their own successful careers in Florida’s Palm Beach ...
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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    "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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  • Experience

    What experience do I need to run a particular franchise? Should I have experience in the industry of the franchise I am considering? These are important questions to ask yourself when considering investing in a franchise. However, the answers are not always clear cut. People come into franchising ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Celebrates 25 Years of Championship Experiences at National Huddle

    This year, the Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle is celebrating an important milestone for the brand – its 25 th anniversary. Beginning in 1993, Sport Clips filled a need in the salon industry, catering to the underserved men and boys market. Since opening its first store in Austin, Texas, Sport ...
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  • Differentiation

    Differentiation is important to the success of any brand. In the crowded landscape of business, attracting the right customers is essential to your bottom line. When you are considering investing in a franchise model, consider how well that brand distinguishes itself from other concepts in the same ...
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  • Why is My Market Closed?

    At times, there is no availability in the preferred market for some potential Sport Clips Haircuts franchise candidates. Careful thought and consideration go into determining when and where to grow the brand, along with a strategy focused on responsible and sustainable growth . Priority is given to ...
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  • Meet New Team Leader in the Michigan Area: Anthony Abro

    Already an astute businessman at the young age of 22, Anthony Abro’s strong family values and work ethic have been a catalyst to his success. As his father, Mahdi, transitions into retirement, Abro has taken on a leadership role in his family’s businesses. Now he is looking to make his own mark on ...
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  • What a Franchisor's FDD tells you about Its Company Culture

    A company’s culture is a differentiator because it is something unique to the organization. When researching a brand to invest in, it is important to delve into the culture as it will give you an idea of what your relationship with the organization might look like. The shared set of values and norms ...
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  • Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Scott and Diana Colgrove

    Several years ago, Diana and Scott Colgrove decided their life needed a change. Both had corporate jobs in California’s Silicon Valley and yearned for better work-life balance. Having control over their family’s future and flexibility with their time was very important to them. So, the Colgroves ...
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  • Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Chris Martin

    Chris Martin was a sales and account executive with a Fortune 100 company, specializing in legal research tools and firm management software. While he enjoyed great success in his career, he began to think about his future and what his exit strategy from the corporate world would look like. Martin ...
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  • Why are Sport Clips' Financial Requirements So High?

    We get asked this question a lot. Sport Clips Haircuts values transparency so we are happy to provide some background information about our process. We are very intentional about setting our franchisees up for success. Ninety-nine percent of our stores that were open for any period of time in the ...
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  • Franchise Buyer Beware: Working with Franchise Brokers

    What you should know before working with a franchise broker There are more than 3,000 franchise opportunities available in the U.S. alone. Sorting through them all to find the right match can seem overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the franchise space in the beginning. For this ...
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  • Sport Clips Seeks Franchisees in Denver Market

    There aren’t many people who will tell you being laid off twice in one year is a positive thing, but for David Weseman it was. That year served as a catalyst for change in his life, putting him on the path to achieve his personal and family financial goals. Weseman says, “After the second layoff, I ...
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  • Meet New Team Leaders Jamey and Kristen Nosler: Successful Franchise Operators Transitioning Out of Fast Food for More Freedom, Flexibility and Financial Stability with Sport Clips

    Recently, Jamey and Kristen Nosler had a decision to make as franchise owners. With four fast food franchise locations, remaining with the well-known restaurant brand would require a significant financial investment in required technology upgrades and renovations. They began to look closely at what ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Recognizes International Women's Day

    The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #PressForChange. Gender inclusiveness is essential for progress and, we are encouraged to see change in the franchising landscape, with more and more women embracing business ownership as an avenue for greater control over their professional ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts ranked as a "fastest-growing" franchise eighth year in a row by Entrepreneur magazine

    Sport Clips Haircuts was recently ranked among Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises. This highly competitive list recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest franchise unit growth in North America, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur ’s Franchise 500 ® ranking. Sport Clips ...
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  • Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Bobby and Lori Forrest

    Meeting as college students at Texas A&M University, Bobby and Lori Forrest had no idea what the future held for them. Bobby graduated with a degree in engineering technology and Lori with a master’s in land economics and real estate. Today, both have moved on from work in their fields of academic ...
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  • Helping Others Take a First Step in Their Entrepreneurial Journey: Jennifer Guzman, Sport Clips Haircuts Franchise Specialist

    “You will never win if you never begin.” Helen Rowland (American journalist and humorist) Jennifer Guzman, Sport Clips Haircuts franchise recruitment specialist, finds this quote from Helen Rowland to be especially true when it comes to her job. As a first point of contact for prospective franchise ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts scores with additional "top" franchise rankings

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (February 23, 2018) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, has again scored "top" rankings for both franchisee satisfaction and as a system that is expanding and considered to be a strong buy for prospective franchisees. Franchise Gator ...
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  • Sport Clips Named to Military Times Best: Franchises 2018 List

    Seventh annual rankings factor in company culture and support for military franchisees VIENNA, VA (Feb. 20, 2018) Military Times today announced the Military Times Best: Franchises 2018 rankings, as part of the rollout of Rebootcamp, our brand new website for transitioning service members, veterans ...
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  • Brand Ambassador and First Point of Contact for Sport Clips Franchise Recruitment: Stephanie Zinsmeyer

    Stephanie Zinsmeyer, franchise recruitment professional with Sport Clips Haircuts, approaches franchise development with a mix of enthusiasm and innovation. With her wide range of experience both in operations and franchise recruitment, along with her readiness to stay ahead of industry trends, ...
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  • Sport Clips Targeted Market: Michigan

    When his manufacturing company had the opportunity to move, saving money in production costs, Stacey Patulski chose to stay in Michigan in order to allow his workers keep their jobs. He says, “People are more important than the monetary savings.” This people-first mentality is eventually what ...
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  • Targeted market California Bay Area

    California’s northern Bay Area is poised for tremendous growth. With Sport Clips Haircuts strong brand momentum, there is great potential in this untapped market. The area’s demographics represent the brand’s core customers , yet this market is currently underserved. With rents considerably lower ...
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  • Alignment

    The first step in making a successful franchise investment is to determine whether the business model is a good fit for you. This can be determined by looking for alignment in three key areas: your personal and financial goals , your skill set, and the franchise offering. If there is alignment in ...
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  • Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Cheston Syma

    Cheston Syma always knew he wanted to be a business owner. Today he is an experienced entrepreneur, owning a variety of business concepts, including 13 Sport Clips Haircuts stores. But there was a time when the path to business ownership wasn’t so clear for him. When younger, Syma spent time working ...
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  • Sport Clips' Rigorous Selection Process Ensures a Good Fit with Franchise Candidates

    In order for a new franchise location to become successful, the fit has to be perfect for both the franchisor and the franchisee. This is the philosophy that has guided Sport Clips for years, and while it’s led to many quality candidates being turned down, even in the late stages of the recruitment ...
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  • Organizational Realignment Opens New Opportunities for Franchise Candidates

    Real estate and franchise development naturally go hand in hand. Growing responsibly requires productive collaboration between these two core functions to ensure high-standards of quality in both franchisee and real estate selection. These high-standards are one of the many ways the Sport Clips ...
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  • Deciphering Franchise Rankings

    The abundance of franchise rankings available in the industry can be a bit overwhelming. This is especially true for someone trying to use this information to help make the life-changing decision of deciding which franchise to invest in. So far this month, franchise rankings have been released by ...
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  • Another Top 10 Entrepreneur "Franchise 500" year for Sport Clips Haircuts

    Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, has again been named a Top 10 Franchise in the annual E ntrepreneur “Franchise 500” ranking. Sport Clips first ranked in the Top 10 last year and was 16 th in the 2016 report. The Entrepreneur ranking recognizes ...
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  • Write Your Own Success Story on Long Island with Sport Clips

    With more than 1,700 locations operating across all 50 states, Sport Clips Haircuts’ responsible growth strategy has allowed the brand to penetrate nearly every major market in the U.S. The strategy has been so successful that it is rare to come across a market with significant development potential ...
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  • VFW-Sport Clips Scholarship Program Tops $4 Million

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce that its VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program has now awarded more than $4.1 million in scholarships to 943 military and student veterans. The latest award of more than $550,000 will now enable 118 student veterans to ...
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  • A Sneak Peek Into Sport Clips' Upcoming Validation Conference Call with Team Leader Shaun Norton

    The Nortons Sport Clips Journey Shaun and Angelique Norton signed on with the Sport Clips team in August 2012 and, soon after they opened their first Sport Clips store in Kokomo, Indiana. The next three years the Nortons spent time searching for an appropriate site for their next store. Shaun ...
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