Employee ManagementLeadershipMarketingOperations

ISBN Members Learn from Each Other’s Successes—and Mistakes

Birds Barbershop Co-Founder Jayson Rapaport says one of the most valuable benefits of belonging to ISBN and attending the annual ISBN Conference is that multi-unit members not only share business insights and data on success, they also openly discuss lessons learned from past mistakes, along with practical tips and advice …

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Operations

V’s Barbershops Operates a Hybrid Distribution Model as They Grow

Over the past 20 years we’ve evolved a hybrid approach to distribution that suits us and our franchisees. We run as a lean corporate team on purpose; achieving growth by being cost-conscious and partnering with others to help us. Our approach is to let the experts do it. Some franchise …

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Operations

Keeping it REAL estate

At Birds Barbershop, our mantra is to offer high quality at an affordable cost. We do that by seeking out real estate bargains, so we can push savings onto the customer. Without that balance, our model doesn’t work. And like many small operators who open one store at a time …

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MerchandisingSponsored

The Real Thing

The resurgence of men’s barbering has fathered a huge variety of new brands across the country, each vying for standout over their competitors. But there is still one thing many have in common – a link to the past, a nod to traditional men’s barbering with wet shaves and sharp …

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EducationEmployee ManagementOperations

Finding Your Brand in the Detail

When your aim is to recreate something reminiscent of childhood, you have to get it right. It can’t just be a shadow of what passes for authenticity; a false version of reality. Patrons would feel cheated. Every detail must be considered, every service perfected so patrons recognize that it is …

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