As Franchise Business Sector Grows, Franchise Expert Wade Brannon Shares Tips on Researching Business Opportunities

Business is booming for small franchises, according to Franchise Business Outlook: 2016, the latest report by the International Franchise Association (IFA). The report, which was released in January, states that job growth in the franchise sector is expected grow 3.1 percent this year, exceeding non-franchise growth. In the last five years, job growth within franchises.. read more →

19 Feb 2016

6 Tips for Managing Business Growth

Managing growth is one of the trickiest parts of a leading a business. Expansion can be the best thing that can happen, or it can be the absolute worst if you’re not prepared. The key to successful growth is constant vigilance and commitment to quality and consistency. It’s important to have a plan in place.. read more →

14 Dec 2015

Pigtails & Crewcuts Named to ‘20 Leading Children’s Franchises’ List

ATLANTA – October 9, 2015 – Pigtails & Crewcuts, a children’s hair salon franchise dedicated to making haircuts fun and stress-free for young patrons and their parents, has been named one of the 20 Leading Children’s Franchises by In awarding Pigtails & Crewcuts top honors, the leaders at noted that by 2020, children.. read more →

09 Oct 2015

How to Create a Competitive Environment and Drive Business within Your Business

When people hear the word “competition” in business, they often think of those they’re working against—the competing restaurant, the competing ice cream shop, the competing salon. As someone who has worked as an executive in the franchise business for more than 30 years, when I hear the word “competition,” I think of the folks who.. read more →

10 Jun 2015

As Pigtails & Crewcuts Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Franchise Owner Wade Brannon Shares Tips on How to Succeed in Business

Pigtails & Crewcuts celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. How time flies! Since opening in 2004, the franchise has grown to more than 35 salons across the country and has been named has been named to the “Franchise 500” list as a top franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for five consecutive years. In that time, we’ve.. read more →

26 Jun 2014

Franchise Expert Wade Brannon Highlights 7 Tips for Business Owners when Responding to Negative Online Reviews

Harvard Business School released a report in September called “Fake It Till You Make It: Reputation, Competition and Yelp Review Fraud,” stating that nearly 16 percent of restaurant reviews on Yelp are fraudulent. That news serves as a reminder that small business owners need to be more vigilant than ever about their online reputation. As.. read more →

18 Oct 2013

Back to School Means Back to the Salon: Pigtails & Crewcuts Highlights Top 4 Kids Hair Disasters that Occur Every Summer

Kids and summer hair disasters go together like sand and the sun. Now, as back-to-school season sets in, parents are making a mad dash to their local salon to get their children’s locks teacher-ready. To let parents know they’re not alone, the creative team at our salon created a video series illustrating a good-humored dramatization.. read more →

19 Aug 2013

Franchise Expert Wade Brannon Shares 7 Areas Where Business Consistency Counts

The Small Business Employment Index indicated slight growth in February following a decline in January. With businesses slowly—but not quite consistently—on the rise, experts say it’s important now, more than ever, to be consistent in order to expand. As president of the children’s hair salon franchise Pigtails & Crewcuts, I can tell you this for.. read more →

27 Mar 2013

Wade Brannon’s 2013 Business Resolutions Appear in San Francisco Chronicle, et al.

In honor of the New Year, Pigtails & Crewcuts’ President Wade Brannon wrote the article “9 Resolutions Every Business Owner Should Make in 2013.” The story was published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Albany Times Union, Money News and a number of other newspapers, websites and radio stations. Well, you saw it here first! Read.. read more →

02 Jan 2013

9 Resolutions for Every Business Owner in 2013

According to the experts, business growth will continue in 2013. A report from the National Association for Business Economics predicts the economy will expand by 2.1 percent in 2013, compared to 2.2 percent in 2012. When it comes to franchise businesses, a similar scenario is taking shape, with a 1.4 percent growth projected, compared to.. read more →

27 Dec 2012