Local franchise broker, Kent Craven invested in a business himself that will make a lot of money, but more importantly, will be a lot of FUN for Kent and the future business owners he wants to help.
In his business as a franchise broker for the Franchise Resource Company in Phoenix, Kent Craven helps people find and invest in franchise businesses that fit their lifestyle.
But every once in a while, an opportunity comes along that he just has to invest in himself.
That’s what he did when he bought the Phoenix franchise rights and became area developer for SportClips (www.sportclips.com), a personal services franchise that offers a championship haircut experience for men and boys in an exciting sports environment.
You see, Kent Craven really likes to have fun. He loves sports, he loves to make money, and he likes to help others. He gets to do all those with his new investment.
“When I found out about SportClips, I just had to get in. First of all, I learned it’s one of the 50 fastest growing franchises in the county. It’s a really hot opportunity right now. It’s also enormously fun and a real blast,” Kent explained.
SportClips is doing for men’s haircuts what Starbucks is doing for the cup of coffee – creating an entire experience around a core product. SportClips offers that experience around the haircut, with the old-fashioned steamed towel treatment, a relaxing scalp massage, neck and shoulder massages and expert stylists who also make professional haircare product recommendations. It’s called the signature MVP treatment and it only costs $20. And best part, guys get to watch sports on the big screen TVs at every stylist booth.
Another aspect that drew Kent Craven to SportClips is the values-based corporate culture. “This company has enormous satisfaction in helping employees, or ‘team members,’ of the company. I like it because it’s a values-based company and there’s more than just lip service paid to the value statements. Part of the SportClips culture is to give away money to team members who can recite the mission and other values-related statements,” Kent says.
Much of the company’s core values are about trust and commitment to excellence. SportClips borrows a great deal of their integrity-based messaging from the great Lou Holtz, best known as the football coach at Notre Dame.
Kent is an expert in discovering the best of the best in franchising opportunities as owner of the Franchise Resource Company, a division of the nationwide FranNet. “FranNet associates are experts at putting the right person with the right opportunity,” Kent says. “I know what a good opportunity looks like, and SportClips is a good investment. I know that this is good.”
As an area developer for SportClips, Kent is planning to sell 60 or so new franchises to about 12 other investors, or “Team Leaders,” in Maricopa County over the next year.
Kent will also serve as the local liaison between investors and the corporate office, ensuring exceptional franchisee support to match the company values. These investors will get the opportunity to own a superior franchise with a solid local infrastructure.
Kent is looking for Team Leaders who want to own more than one store, which is the standard business model in the franchise haircare industry. In the SportClips model, a franchisee can own and manage multiple stores while potentially keeping his or her day career.
On Saturday, October 27, Kent Craven’s company will be running a SportClips open house for potential franchisee candidates. The open house will be at the Franchise Resource Company offices in Scottsdale.
It’s gear-up time for SportClips in the Phoenix area right now. The company is running an exciting marketing campaign that promotes the fun aspects of SportClips. KTAR Sports 620 in Arizona, the broadcaster of major sports teams in the Arizona region, will be running many SportClips promotions.
In addition, SportClips is sponsoring a road trip to the Cardinals training camp so clients and SportClips Team Members can get up close and personal with the Cardinal players. SportClips will also sponsor a road trip to the Phoenix Suns training camp for a private, intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday, October 6. Local stores are offering an enter-to-win contest for their clients and team members who want to go on the Suns road trip.
To find out more about SportClips in Phoenix, contact Kent Craven at (602) 224-9333.