4 Bad Habits That Drive Clients Away

by Marco Pelusi Originally printed in the January 2018 edition of Texas Stylist If there’s one thing a client won’t tell you, it’s the real reason why they’re “breaking up” with you. Sometimes you can pry the reason out of them, but most people would prefer to avoid conflict and politely fade off your radar. Over […]

How the Startup of the Year Competition Impacts Its Winners

Between October 9th and 11th, 2017, Innovate! and Celebrate conference will descend on downtown San Francisco for its fifth annual Startup of the Year event. You can read up on what to expect from the event, which is created through the partnership between TechCo and Consumer Technology Association (CTA). But to best understand what benefits the conference and its […]

5 Beauty Tech Companies Founded by Black Entrepreneurs

In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some beauty industry standouts by Sequoia Blodgett, Silicon Valley Tech Editor at Black Enterprise In a world dominated by mobile applications, here are some standouts in the beauty industry that were created by black entrepreneurs. SWIVEL Swivel allows users to discover and book the best stylists for textured hair […]

Black Enterprise: Fundraising from Startup to Scale Up in the Tech Space

Streamed live on May 18, 2017 Our ShearShare cofounders were invited to speak at the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston, Texas, last week. Watch the video below, here’s how they paid it forward: Raising capital is one of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship. Leading venture capital experts and entrepreneurs who have secured financing […]

Salon Today: ShearShare On-Demand Salon Space Rental App

The average salon or barbershop operates at only 40 percent capacity on any given day, while 80 percent of licensed stylists drop out of the industry within five years due to a lack of resources which includes affordable salon or booth space to launch and grow their business. The ShearShare marketplace was designed to bridge […]

Why FTCR (First-Time Client Retention Rate) Is Important

Author: Neil Ducoff   |   Originally posted on Stylist Newspapers on September 01, 2016 First-Time Client Retention Rate or as I like to call it FTCR, is the percentage of first-time clients that return for a second visit within a specified period of time, usually 90 days. Converting first-time clients into repeating loyal customers […]

ShearShare Named App of the Week

Written by Tom Huskerson 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 […]

How “Couplepreneurs” Make Each Other Better

In the world of entrepreneurship, it’s not uncommon to find cofounders being husband and wife who are able to keep their partnership going strong before and after clocking out at the end of the day. Tech.Co’s own CEO Frank Gruber and COO Jen Consalvo, exemplify the “couplepreneurs” of the startup world: They teamed up to head Tech.Co, and the media […]

Tech. Co’s Update on Startup of the Year 2016: ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I became an instant fan. It was also abundantly clear that among the other judges, ShearShare’s founders, […]

ShearShare Featured on Tech While Black.com

Tech While Black is a social enterprise headquarted in Chicago, IL. The organization is comprised of creative and passionate people that love exploring the intersection between technology and culture. Tech While Black is all about people; networking and bringing the people with common interests together to create synergies. We organize local meetups, classes and workshops, […]