Over the last nine years our Fantastic Sams salon has gone from the edge of bankruptcy to a top 100 salon. It was a stressful journey and it's fair to say that our ability to survive the early years was never certain.
Unfortunately, when we opened that first salon we were clearly missing a lot of the information we should have had before making the investment. The purpose of Salon Doctor is to insure that all of that information we'd wished we'd had is available to potential Fantastic Sams franchisees before they make their own investment decisions.
As background, besides owning and building a top 100 Fantastic Sams salon, Sharon has an MBA in marketing and management from Kellogg and has 30 years of experience as a business doctor for $2-$200 MM domestic and international companies.
Our service provides operational and reference information including Fantastic Sams corporate history, typical franchise P&Ls, recommended due diligence, challenges in staff recruiting, key considerations in salon location, effective advertising strategies, hidden operating costs and fees, the rarely considered costs of franchise failure, and the need for legal support.
Business mentors are key—that’s why it's so important to work with a company that's already been where you want to go. Like any business, franchises can be excellent investments. Unfortunately they can also be costly failures. Regardless of your situation we will work with you to insure that you have the information you need to make the best decision!