"I met Scott Sharkey at the Franchise Times Finance & Growth conference the final day during his presentation. I was attending the conference as a participant for a non-related industry, and although most of the concepts involved restaurants and food, a few were unrelated to that industry.
I was immediately attracted to Scott’s presentation due to the vision and passion that he shared for his brand. I also liked the lower overall cost investment and the business model where the franchise fee deliveries the full package on a turn-key basis.
Over the months that followed, I e-mailed and spoke with Scott several times regarding his franchise and business model. What I took away always was his enthusiasm for his business, but also that it never came from a sense of desperation or pressure to make a sale. He was very at ease in patiently answering all my questions that related to his concept.
When it was time to invest monies, we negotiated a 3 store deal in a part of Dallas-FTW that made sense, and the rest was history. Scott came down to spend a day with me as we toured sites for the first location. Although we have just begun our journey together, I know it is with a reputable brand that is led by someone with character and integrity. I am glad to be associated with this concept and more importantly Scott Sharkey".
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PRESS RELEASE - 9 Year PROJECT TALPIOT to Open October 2017! Sharkey's Donates Vocational Kids Salon to At-Risk Children & Youth Village in Hadera, Israel
9 Years of Work Comes to Fruition - Sharkey's Vocational School Opening October 2017!
Talpiot is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the number of at-risk children and youth in the region of Hadera and prevent risk situations in the family. Talpiot provides a comprehensive spectrum of community-oriented programs for the at-risk children and youth population and their families living in the region. A new and innovative Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids Therapeutic Kids Salon will be launched in the spring of 2017, in the Talpiot Children Village (1970), situated in Hadera, Israel, and will serve the 200 children and youth at-risk residing there, and their families.
Thanks to the generosity and commitment of Scott Sharkey, this Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids salon will offer a fun-oriented, therapeutic experience for the children and for their families, in line with Talpiot's unique child and family focused model for elimination and prevention of at-risk situations. It will serve as a unique and creative tool to strengthen the bond between at-risk children and their parents, to empower the entire at-risk family and thus contribute to the success of Talpiot's mission to rehabilitate such families and return the children home.
The Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids Therapeutic Kids Salon will offer special activity programs for parents and children; recreational and creative art programs for the children; birthday parties; and joint activities with the community.
The Talpiot Village is situated in a quiet and pleasant residential neighborhood and includes: a full residential facility of ten foster family units (120 children); and an after school day care facility of six groups (90 children); a therapy center; arts and music center; adventurous outdoor park; zoo and animal petting; sports facilities ; and a community synagogue.
The children referred to the Village receive a warm, supportive and protective embrace, which entails a variety of specifically individualized therapies i.e.: individual and group therapy; music, drama, movement, art, animal petting, and photography therapies. They participate in specially structured activities with their parents, which aim to improve communication and empower the relationship between them.
They also enjoy recreational and enrichment activities in the afternoons i.e. scholastic reinforcement and homework assistance; excellence promoting activities; music education, choir, dancing, various sports, art, photography and drama.
The Village is the core project in the organization's regional continuum of services for at-risk children and families. This continuum consists of some 16 different community services in the region, all based on the Talpiot family-focused care model, which impact some 1,000 children and families.
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