What makes a great franchisee

1. Be engaged and involved

The best way to build the business you’ve always dreamed of is by ensuring it’s running effectively, efficiently and successfully. By staying engaged and involved from day one, you’ll be able to identify opportunities to enhance operations, bring in more customers and grow your investment.

2. Participate in your local co-op

It’s hard to overstate the value of working together with your fellow franchisees. By getting involved in meetings, participating in events and learning from—and growing with—the members of your local co-op, you can reach a level of success well beyond what you could achieve alone.

3. Create a great working environment

Build a professional culture that makes people want to work with you—and keep working with you. Recruiting new staff will always be part of your to-do list, but if you can create a salon environment where people can have fun, work hard and grow, you’ll do a lot less recruiting and a lot more business. 

4. Be ready to grow

There’s a reason that Great Clips is the world’s largest salon brand—we’re always growing. Be ready to work with the Great Clips real estate team to keep your eyes and ears on the opportunities in your market and seek new avenues for growth.

5. Market your business

You need to promote your business effectively in order to bring a steady stream of customers through your doors. The Great Clips marketing team is here to help you understand how to successfully advertise your salon, increase customer traffic and gain repeat business.

6. Follow our proven system

You'll hear this a lot—because our system works. You don't have to figure it all out on your own, which is why it’s so great to be a Great Clips franchisee. We have a system that’s been in place for over 35 years, and we've put it to the test so you don't have to.

The greatest joy in being franchisees comes from watching employees grow and succeed in their careers, and hopefully, also in their personal lives. If our employees are cared for and treated with respect and dignity, their personal success and happiness tends to bring financial success to the salon.

Whitney Hahn Minneapolis-St. Paul
Whitney Hahn
Whitney Hahn Minneapolis-St. Paul

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