Franchise Support and Why it Matters
Starting a business can be risky, which is why so many entrepreneurs choose to invest in a franchise. Franchises offer the best of both worlds! Starting a franchise allows aspiring entrepreneurs to realize their dreams of running their own business, while at the same time, buying into a system with a proven business model. Let us not forget one of the main reasons entrepreneurs chose franchise systems, and what makes franchises grow: unmatched support and training.
The level of support varies depending on the franchise. Oftentimes, the best performing franchise systems offer the best training and support programs – and that’s no coincidence. Enter Sport Clips, which has one of the most comprehensive and robust training and support platforms in the franchise industry. Sport Clips was founded in 1993 and now boasts more than 1,850 locations in all 50 U.S. states, as well as in Canada. Sport Clips has built a reputation for offering world-class training and support for its franchise owners, which is one of the main reasons for its long and well-known legacy.
“We’re closing in on 1,900 locations,” says Gordon Logan, Founder of Sport Clips. “We know this business works. We’ve been able to help entrepreneurs change their lives through business ownership. In turn, they’ve been able to create countless opportunities in their communities and give back. We’re going to continue to grow – but we’re growing the right way and with the right people.”
Our corporate team prides itself on the fact that you don’t need any previous experience running a franchise to invest in Sport Clips, and that’s a testament to our unparalleled training and support program, which begins on Day One. From the outset, Sport Clips helps its franchise owners find the best location for their store, with an entire team dedicated to putting you in the best spot possible. What’s more, we have long-term relationships with property owners and developers, which gives us a leg up in securing the perfect site. Our corporate team does a ton of research using GIS technology, as well as demographic and psychographic data, to further identify ideal locations.
That’s just the real estate side of things. From an operational standpoint, our training and support helps you master everything and anything that comes with running a Sport Clips. From how to hire and develop a team, manage pay, scheduling, and recruiting, how to use technology to track financials, store performance, to marketing effectively in your community – our team has you covered! Plus, once you’re ready to open, we send a team of coaches to help train you and your stylists to make sure you’re good to go!
In business for yourself, but never alone – Sport Clips is with you every step of the way for the entire life of the franchise. Our teams are dedicated to scheduling regular check-ins to make sure operations are running smoothly and you’re meeting your financial goals. We take pride in truly being a phone call away for any questions or issues that may arise for franchise owners. Sport Clips also makes sure to empower team members and customize training and support to help them realize their full potential.
“Sport Clips is continually adapting its support, creating new training and development programs,” Sandy Craven, Senior Director of Training at Sport Clips, says. “It is important not to get stagnant. We listen to the team leaders, coaches, and managers and look for industry best practices. We look for ways to utilize the newest technology to help bring people together and create more efficiency.”
Unparalleled Franchise Support Team
You don’t get to 1,800-plus locations in all 50 U.S. states without doing something right, and a lot of that growth can be chalked up to Sport Clip’s experienced and professional franchise support team. Sport Clips boasts one of the biggest franchise support teams in the franchise industry.
“What sets a good brand apart is the amount of tools and support they give their franchisees, as well as having the structure in place to put the tools into practice,” Many Friendshuh, Director of Technical and Operation Success for Sport Clips, says. “Key points in a business’ development should be identified and benchmarked to ensure that everything is working. Franchisees should be able to lean back on their training, but also have the support to know how to utilize the tools.”
Learn More about Franchising with Sport Clips
Looking for a legacy brand that offers everything and anything you could need as a franchise owner? Look no further than Sport Clips, which has a track record of growth dating back 30 years! To learn more, visit our research pages here or make a request for more information today!