9 Problems Only Hairstylists Will Understand

Originally published here. by  Michelle McKelvey | Nov 1, 2017 11:00am Let’s be really real for a minute—hairdressing is hard. Sure, the industry has its fair share of perks and the art itself deserves an award, but there’s a long list of challenges that no one really warns you about before beauty school. For starters, you’ll need to be […]

After 500 Startups, ShearShare Plans Silicon Valley Move

by Elliot Volkman. Read story in its original form here. Last year we dubbed a new startup, ShearShare, startup of the year due to a combination of their amazing team and organizational focus. When we last spoke to the founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, they were nearing the end of their time with 500 Startups, but already seeing the […]

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 […]

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, […]

A New Front Against Domestic Abuse: The Hairstylist’s Chair

Written by Christine Hauser of the New York Times. Read the article in its entirety here. In the two decades that Angela Smith has been a hairstylist in Chicago, she has heard countless intimate stories from the women who have sat in her chair. Most times the banter is carefree. But sometimes, there are whispers […]

Barbers Included in Jobs That Will Have the Biggest Talent Shortages in 2017

In a new @fastcompany article by writer Lydia Dishman, economists argue that we’ll continue to see a sheer volume of demand for jobs like pharmacy technicians, veterinarians, and . . . drum roll, please . . . barbers!  As the war for talent rages, jobs experts take a hard look at the data and surface which are most in demand. When you […]

ShearShare is “So Cool,” a Mix of Entrepreneurship, Corporate Experience, & Tech

Shaquita Graham, Founder of BlackTekLab.net, debunks a few myths on building success and discusses what it means to be a smart “business builder” and how that relates to technology. In the second segment of her video podcast around minute 5:15, Ms. Graham takes a look at our cofounders, Dr. Tye & Courtney Caldwell, creators of the new […]