The top-rated men’s hair franchise is committed to helping veterans excel as business owners
Veterans make exceptional entrepreneurs – and Sport Clips is a brand that knows this through and through. Our founder, Gordon Logan, served as an Aircraft Commander in the U.S. Air Force, and has made it part of his life’s mission to help veterans transition into business ownership. This is why Sport Clips is a great fit for veterans.
With highly developed leadership skills, veterans are highly sought after by Sport Clips. They know how to follow a system, have a drive to succeed, and how to build people up through mentorship and support. This is exactly what it takes to thrive as Sport Clips Team Leaders.
“Veterans are excellent for franchising. They’re used to working within a system and executing with precision,” Logan said. “And they have an attitude that failure is not an option, and they are mission and goal-oriented. Sport Clips is a wonderful franchise for veterans, and we have wonderful veteran Team Leaders.”
Through our partnership with VetFran, Sport Clips is proud to offer a discount of up to 20% off of our initial franchise fee to qualified veterans. This is a significant savings. We try to help make the path to business ownership more affordable and accessible to those who deserve it most. We thank you for your service.
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Why do veterans thrive with Sport Clips?
One of the reasons why veterans excel with Sport Clips is because our model leaves nothing to chance. We’ve spent the last 30 years in business building a business model that’s as straightforward as it gets with the support infrastructure needed to help our Team Leaders realize their goals.
All our Team Leaders have to do is follow the business model, support their team, and stay focused on growing their businesses. As a result, we’re proud to report that over 12% of our entire system are veterans.
This is exactly the case of Cheston Syma, who served in the U.S. Marines for six years. When he completed his service, he was looking for a simple business that would allow him to become successful enough so that he could make a positive difference in people’s lives. Today, he owns 41 stores in Texas and Illinois.
“This business started with a veteran. As a veteran, I was looking for a business with the formula for success,” Syma said. “There’s no guessing as to how to succeed with Sport Clips – all you have to do is follow the formula. The great thing about success is that the bigger I get, the more opportunities I get to create for people, and the bigger the impact I get to have. That’s what drives me.”
We’re proud to support the Military
Beyond business ownership, Sport Clips strives to create opportunities and improve the lives of veterans. We’ve launched many wonderful programs over the years.
Our “Sport Clips/VFW Help a Hero Scholarship Program” has awarded more than $10 million in scholarships to over 2,000 veterans who are making their transition from military to civilian careers. This is a major part of the Sport Clips culture, giving back to those who have given so much to us.
We’re proud to report that even during the pandemic, we raised more than $1 million for these scholarships and topped that in 2021 with over $1.5 million raised!
“Supporting our nation’s military remains a priority for our veteran-founded business. We make this donation to the Help A Hero program for those who have given so much through their service,” Logan said in a press release. “We’re grateful to our franchisees, team members, clients, and product partners who faithfully support these essential scholarships.”
Sport Clips is also the primary sponsor for The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, which has six Stearman bi-planes around the country that provide life-enriching flights to veteran in assisted living homes. In 2021, Operation September Freedom was able to say “thank you!” to almost 1,000 WWII veterans as a fitting salute to The Greatest Generation.
Ready to join a brand that values your experience as a veteran?
If you’re a military veteran, Sport Clips is ready to help you transition into business ownership. To learn more, simply fill out the inquiry form and a member of our team will reach out to you shortly. We thank you for your service!