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Thank you Courtney & Daryll
Grand Opening, College Station, TX
Franchisees Courtney & Daryll Zalesak
Daryll and I knew we wanted to bring another business to College Station, but weren’t quite sure what that would be. We knew we wanted something that revolved around entertainment, and something that was kid-friendly (we were lacking both in this town). When we came across Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids on the Franchise 500 site, Daryll and I KNEW this was it for us. We had never seen a Sharkey’s. We had never been in the hair business. It didn’t matter! We knew it was the right fit for us and our town.
When we put in our application, Scott responded back to us almost immediately. He made sure we had the right intentions and the right market for a Sharkey’s location. I can honestly say I never would have expected a franchisor to be so “cool.” Scott is always easy to get in touch with and really feels more like a friend than a business associate. He answered all our silly questions and always provided support (and still does) when we needed it.
A few days before opening, Scott came down to help us get the store ready. I’m not going to lie, I was so nervous about the salon’s grand opening. Was anyone going to come in? Would all the stylists do a great job? Would my receptionist be able to multi-task and stay calm? Would the customers even LIKE our store? Scott helped ease that stress and honestly, every single worry I had went away the moment just ONE person walked through that door.
Yesterday was Day 3 of opening the doors. We had as many people come in on a Tuesday as we did on Sunday.
If you are questioning whether you should open a Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids in your area, you should. If you are questioning whether you will succeed in this franchise or not, you will! Of course, as a side note, success is the full responsibility on you as the franchisee. The franchise is just a platform to be successful. You must get out and market, market, market! The model of this business isn’t complicated. If you hire the right people from the start and treat each customer like they are the only one in the room that matters, word of your amazing store will spread like wildfire.
So happy to be apart of the Sharkey’s family!
Sharkey's Franchising Co. founded in 2001 by Linda and Scott Sharkey