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

Wade Brannon’s 10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Retail Space in a Tenant’s Market

It’s a tenant’s market when it comes to commercial real estate, but it won’t always be that way. According to the Urban Land Institute, recovery in the commercial real estate industry has begun, and will continue into 2013. Leasing, rents and pricing will rise, and the excess of available retail space will begin to decrease... read more →

16 Nov 2012

Why Women Still Can Have It All

By Kate Silver Can women have it all? It’s a topic that’s generated quite a bit of buzz over the summer, following The Atlantic’s July cover story, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.” In the piece, author Anne-Marie Slaughter says that notion of life/family balance is more fantasy than fact in this day and.. read more →

01 Oct 2012

Story of a Salon, Part 2

This is the second part in a series about opening a Pigtails & Crewcuts salon. Read the first entry, which we featured in May. Kelly Hailey was nervous the morning of Wednesday, August 15. It was opening day for her family’s Pigtails & Crewcuts salon in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For months, Hailey had worked hard, alongside.. read more →

04 Sep 2012

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening a New Franchise Business

When it comes to opening a business, Wade Brannon knows what it takes, and, more importantly, he knows what mistakes to avoid. Since 1984, Brannon has overseen the opening of more than 300 businesses. Brannon is the owner of Pigtails & Crewcuts, a children’s salon franchise with more than 30 locations across the country. In.. read more →

29 May 2012