Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids Franchise - Rhonda Loro

Date: MAR 6th, 2013

Topic: Franchise Spotlight

I have been a franchisee with Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids for just over 10 years in Northwest Calgary. This was the first business I had ever owned and operated. I had been a customer of Beaners and had taken my son for haircuts many times. I loved the concept and had always been looking for a business opportunity. Like any new business owner, I had a steep learning curve. Patience and determination are important traits in the beginning of any business venture. I liked the idea of owning a franchise because you get the advantages of owning your own business, yet you have the security and support of an established concept and system.

Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids, as a franchise, has grown significantly over the past 10 years and I feel fortunate to have been a part of that growth. They have established and improved upon their infrastructure, business model, computer systems and websites. This has helped provide the franchisees with the guidelines and support required to run a successful business. Another advantage of the franchise system is access to fantastic, professional hair care products. Beaners Own product line for kids is a quality product that our customers love. The Franchisor also helps us to get products at reduced costs because we are buying as a group. The Franchisor is always looking for new products and service trends to help keep us current. The addition of the Original Sprout hair care line has been very successful due to the demand for natural, organic products. Because Beaners is a small franchise, franchisees do have a lot of input into all aspects of the business development.

The key to any successful business is to have a strong team. This takes time to develop. As a Beaners Franchisee, it is important that you are present and involved in your business. You must provide training and establish expectations for your team. This will help them to provide consistent, outstanding customer service. Our customers are the highlight of the business for me. I love working with children and families and I’ve enjoyed watching our customers “grow up” over the years. I’m proud to provide a safe and fun environment for hair cut experiences. I also enjoy watching the growth and development of the stylists that work in our salon. Whether they come to us as an experienced stylist or new apprentice, it’s exciting to watch them learn new skills and adapt to working with kids. We work hard but we also have a lot of fun every day.

Over time, being a Beaners Franchisee had provided me financial rewards, but more importantly, it has given me flexibility to work my hours around the needs of my family. With the help of the franchisor and a great staff, I have been able to grow my business to a level I never could have imagined 10 years ago. If you love working with families, providing outstanding customer service and are willing to work to grow your business, then Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids could be a great opportunity for you.