Game On: How Two Families Joined Forces to Open Sport Clips Haircuts Newest Franchise Location
With close to 2,000 locations all over the U.S. and in Canada, Sport Clips Haircuts is one of the top-rated men’s hair franchises globally. As an investment opportunity, owning a Sport Clips franchise is a great diversifying tool for entrepreneurs seeking to build wealth. Two separate husband and wife teams, Jai Thar and Sweta Shah, and Varun and Chhavi Suri, were two such couples looking for their next venture in business when they met and went through the Sport Clips Discovery Days process. Today, they have joined forces and are on schedule to open the newest franchise location of Sport Clips Haircuts Franchise in Columbus, Ohio. The two couples, and their road to opening their franchise, are outstanding examples of the opportunity Sport Clips Haircuts gives to prospective franchisees.
From Corporate Workers to Franchise Owners
Long before the two couples met and decided to join the Sport Clips team, Jai worked in informational technology for Fortune 500 companies. Similarly, Varun Suri also held executive positions for many years, but as time went on, both couples decided the best way forward was to begin exploring possibilities for building a franchise while maintaining their current jobs.
“Our wives were actually instrumental in looking for ownership opportunities and diversifying our portfolio options,” Varun explained. “Both of us shared the vision that we didn’t want to reinvent the wheel when it came to building a business. We wanted to follow a successful model and use our skills to run the finances and the overall business. Investing in the Sport Clips’ franchise gave us the power to do just that.”
With both couples being savvy in their business experience, a lot of homework was done before purchasing the franchise. “We looked at a few options, but as we went through the immersive onboarding process, we found the information Sport Clips provided was very transparent,” Varun said. “They took the time to clarify expectations, and together we determined if we were the right fit for each other.”
Sold on Support
Both couples met with other Sport Clips Team Leaders (franchisees) and went to different Sport Clips stores to gain as much knowledge as possible about the brand. “Meeting with the entire Sport Clips team made the decision for me,” Jai said. “The support was outstanding.” The Sport Clips franchising model encompasses a complete and innovative launch process for new owners. The company has poured hours of time and resources into giving owners, stylists, and team members the most up-to-date and tech savvy training in the industry. So, when you join the Sport Clips family, you are really joining a team of champions who are ready to pour time and energy back right back into you.
“We saw the difference with our own eyes,” Varun explained. “The experience was so refreshing. Our wives loved the process, and they felt heard and listened to from the very beginning. When my wife learned that in the world of male grooming, owners could make a real impact in their communities and in the lives of those they employ, she said ‘game on.’”
Jai, Sweta, Varun and Chhavi will be game-ready when their franchise opens later this year. “We are so keen to get this going,” Varun said. The four franchise owners are at the finish line of their prep work and are eagerly awaiting the kick-off of their franchise investment later this year.
Learn More about Sport Clips Today!
If you or someone you know is interested in making the move into franchising, Sport Clips is looking for enthusiastic entrepreneurs interested in investing in their future. For more information, visit our research pages here. If you’re ready to start a conversation about investing in a new franchise location with Sport Clips, fill out our form here and we’ll be in touch!