Opening A Supercuts Franchise

(Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Thoughts are my own.)

Last month I talked about how I thought Franchising was an interesting option for those looking to start their own businesses. Today, I wanted to share more about the Supercuts franchise in particular. I learned a lot of interesting things.

Here are five reasons a Supercuts franchise is a good choice if you are looking to open a franchise:

First, the hair care industry is stable. It is a need based business, not a want based business. Even those who are unemployed will need a hair cut to look presentable for their job interview.

Second, cutting hair cannot be made technologically obsolete. A lot of jobs go the way of technology but this is one job that won’t. Think about it…do you want a robot with scissors around your head. I sure wouldn’t!

Third, services must be performed by a licensed professional so you won’t ever be cutting hair, you will be in charge of running the business instead. This is great to know that you don’t have to be a hairstylist to open up your own franchise. The owner has one job to do and can focus on that.

Next, it’s simple to own a Supercuts. You don’t have a high amount of staff, inventory costs are low and hours are especially reasonable compared to other franchise industries. Many business owners work long hours and have a lot of costs so it’s nice to know that’s not the case with Supercuts.

The last reason is that the Supercuts brand is widely recognized. It’s also backed by national advertising, web and mobile presence so a lot of marketing is done for you without money coming from your pocket.

All great reasons! What interests you must about the Supercuts franchise?

Owning Your Own Business With A Franchise

As a blogger I love owning my own business. It’s a lot of long hours and hard work but it’s amazing knowing that I can help support my family. Today I am working with Supercuts to share about a different business model: Franchising.

Until recently I didn’t know much about franchising but, as I’ve learned more, it seems like a great way to start a business. I like that it’s an established brand that is already known. While you still have to advertise and promote your business, franchisees don’t have to start “from scratch”. It’s hard to get your name out there and establish it. It took over a year before I was being contacted by brands who had found me. Before then I had a tiny readership that consisted mostly of my family and friends. I’m still working on getting my “brand” known and I’ve been at this for over 5 years so starting a business with a brand name already established would have saved me hours and hours of time.

Another thing I like about franchising is that you are working with a company that knows the business. They know what works and what doesn’t. As a business owner my biggest fear would be to fail. It would be awesome not to have to go through the trials because someone has already done it for you.

Over the next couple months I will share more about franchising and Supercuts franchises in general but I’m interested to hear your thoughts. Do any of you own a franchise? What do you like (or dislike) about it? Have any questions about owning a franchise?

(Disclosure: This is a compensated post but all thoughts are my own.)