2019

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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”

    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

    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

    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

    “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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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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  • ABC's of Franchising: National Advertising Strategies

    A franchise’s national advertising strategy is a critical component to its overall value proposition and should be examined when looking at a potential franchise opportunity. Strategically planned and well managed advertising initiatives have numerous benefits to a franchisee and therefore should be ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader: Chris Lake

    Validation Conference Call Team Leader Profile: Chris Lake (2 stores, Eastern Ohio) Chris Lake, like many other forward-thinking xennials/millennials, found himself concerned about his future in corporate America. “Being in sales, my job is cyclical in nature and layoffs are a constant reality. The ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader: Debra Sawyer

    In 2006, with two young children and a full-time job, Debra Sawyer found herself trying to strike the delicate balance between home and work faced by many working mothers. She says, “Even with my company allowing me to work from home about 75 percent of the time, I found it hard to manage it all.” ...
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  • Journey to Success: Part 2 Sport Clips Discovery Process

    You may ask yourself, can you trust the process as you begin your due diligence into a Sport Clips Haircuts franchise opportunity? For more than 25 years, Sport Clips has been a leader in creating a discovery process characterized by education and transparency with the goal to help both the ...
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  • Day in the Life of a Sport Clips Team Leader with Five Stores: Richard Buxbaum

    Sport Clips Haircuts Team Leader Richard Buxbaum decided early on investing in the right team members would be the key to propel his business forward. “In the beginning, it’s tempting to cut corners, especially when it comes to staffing, but once you do that, you cut yourself short. In the long run, ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Rick Ohle

    For more than 30 years, Rick Ohle’s work week as hospital administrator was filled with 10- to 12- hour days in a suit and tie attending what seemed like endless meetings. “There was a lot of stress involved in my job. Things were constantly changing and being reorganized,” says Ohle. As another ...
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  • SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS RANKED ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING FRANCHISES BY ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE

    Sport Clips Haircuts was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list. 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. Thanks to its ...
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  • Journey To Success – Part 1: Top 10 Characteristics of a Successful Sport Clips Haircuts Team Leader

    You don’t need experience in the haircare industry to be a successful Sport Clips Haircuts team leader. In fact, we prefer you don’t! With more than 25 years of experience, our simple franchise business model has been tested and proven to work. We have found that for a business model to work, it ...
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  • How Sport Clips Haircuts is Helping Stylist and Manager Hildamay Cruz Create Her Own American Dream

    Hildamay Cruz and her parents immigrated to the United States from Cuba when Cruz was a young girl. They started out in this country with very little, and upon their first Christmas in their new country, six-year-old Cruz received a pair of roller skates from a local adopt-a-family Christmas ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Mike and Caline Wills

    Mike Wills always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. As a high school student, he even subscribed to Entrepreneur Magazine. It wasn’t until years later though, that he was finally able to make the leap into business ownership. After 15 years of working with large retailors as a merchandise and ...
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  • Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Richard Buxbaum

    As a real estate advisor, Richard Buxbaum has helped countless franchisees from a wide variety of franchises find optimal real estate locations. Five years ago, he was sitting across the table from a franchisee he had just helped sign a lease on a great location and a thought occurred to him. This ...
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  • Multi-Unit Franchise

    Owning multiple units of a franchise is not for everyone. It requires a higher investment upfront and can take longer to establish, but it can also mean larger gains in the long term. Multi-unit owners also benefit from greater stability as their success is not reliant on just one location. As you ...
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  • New Sport Clips Team Leader Profile: Bob Garcia and Esthela Saenz

    For the past few years, long-time friends Bob Garcia and Esthela Saenz have met weekly for lunch. Over these lunches they often discussed their future goals. While in different places in their careers and personal lives, they realized they both wanted to take control of their financial futures to ...
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  • Sport Clips Haircuts Ranks #17 On Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500

    Sport Clips Haircuts shows continued strength as a top 20 franchise for fourth year in a row Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, is once again among the top 20 franchises as number 17 in the highly-regarded Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ® . This is the fourth ...
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  • New Sport Clips Team Leaders: Rob and Tina Brodersen

    When a corporate merger resulted in Rob’s executive level position being eliminated, the Brodersens took a close look at their family’s future. They realized it was time to invest in their future by diversifying and expanding their portfolio. “With our youngest child turning 16 years old, I wasn’t ...
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  • Team Leaders: Michael & Beth McMahon

    About three years ago, Beth McMahon left her job as a human resources manager in northern Illinois to stay home with her two young boys. Her family greatly benefited from the flexibility leaving the corporate world gave her, especially because her husband Michael’s job in sales required a tremendous ...
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  • Learning Curve

    Starting a business is hard work. A lot of trial and error usually happens before a business becomes profitable. Mistakes cost money, so shortening the learning curve is ideal. By becoming part of a franchise system, you can significantly shorten this inevitable learning curve and reach your goals ...
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