ShearShare Named On Tech Street’s App of the Week

Business success is about finding the sweet spot where supply meets demand. The right recipe mixing supply and demand creates opportunity. Thats is why ShearShare is the App of the Week and Start Up of the Year. ShearShare is the brainchild of Courtney and Tye Caldwell. This ingenious couple created an app that allows barbers, beauticians, […]

ShearShare: Has This Husband-and-Wife Team Stumbled Onto the Next Airbnb? (#29)

Listen to this great podcast! When Tye and Courtney Caldwell were having trouble renting space in their salon, they thought: why isn’t there an app for this? So they created one. But can they convince investors that their skills will transfer from the barbershop to the boardroom? Today’s investors are Jillian Manus, Daniel Gulati, Phil […]

Behind the scenes with startup founders at Google Demo Day

by Genna McKeel, Senior Partnerships Manager, originally published on Google’s blog Companies all over the world—not just in Silicon Valley—are thinking up their next big idea. Working on the Google for Entrepreneurs team, we see these passionate founders building innovative companies in their hometowns. Google for Entrepreneurs provides financial support and the best of Google’s resources to dozens […]

ShearShare Wins Judge’s Favorite Award at Google Demo Day

ShearShare, a mobile app that lets licensed cosmetologists and barbers rent professional space to work by the day, was awarded Judge’s Favorite at Google Demo Day alongside FinTech startup Increase.  In addition to winning the award, the two companies have received a $250,000 investment commitment from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest (ROTR) seed fund. Founded by Dr. […]

California Frowns Upon Commission Wages

by Fred Jones, originally printed here I have spent countless hours on the phone in recent months speaking with California salon owners in a panic about recent changes in our state’s labor laws, specifically how it relates to their long-held practice of paying their employees via commission wages. Writers Note: For those of you applying your […]

7 Best Venture Capitalists for Black Entrepreneurs

Originally printed on BlackEnterprise.com by Sequoia Blodgett | [ BIO ] November 15, 2017 These venture capitalists are not only some of the top investors in the investment community but many of them are committed to spending dollars with black-owned companies. Below are their names and some highlights of companies they’ve invested in. Monique Woodard (Image: 500 Startups) Venture partner at 500 Startups. Highlight […]

3 Bad Habits CEOs Picked Up In 2017 And How They Plan To Break Them

Six CEOs share the least productive behaviors and blind spots they acquired over the past 12 months. On the agenda for 2018? Self-care and unplugging. BY PAVITHRA MOHAN 3 MINUTE READ If last year felt like a never-ending avalanche of shocking headlines, push notifications, and crises to react to–plus a big heaping spoonful of mindless distractions dumped on top of […]

ShearShare Was Created Out of Frustration & Need

According to the STL Black Biz Business Directory: ShearShare brings a salon near you. Businesses are created out of need. ShearShare was created on the basis of this mindset. Founders, Tye and Courtney Caldwell are the owners of Salon74 by Tye. Their salon began to grow and with that they found an increased need for stylists. The […]