Alumna Tech Entrepreneur Shares Insights at Women’s Leadership Series Event

February 16, 2018 | Alumni, Development, Events, Corporate Courtney Caldwell, MBA’06 “Fail fast,” Courtney Caldwell, MBA’06, told the audience at the most recent Women in Leadership Series event at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. “If you don’t hear anything else from me, then hear ‘fail fast.’ To me, failure is just pivoting. It’s just figuring out another way of […]

Take Control of Your Spending

Reprinted from original post here by industry professional Elizabeth Morris. For free tax help for freelance stylists, take advantage of this brand-new service! In terms of your business, clients are important. I call them clients because customers are usually a once or twice occurrence whereas clients are ongoing. Clients are long term and that is […]

Sillycon Valley: Quiz key to the real and fake startup pitches

by Cromwell Schubarth, TechFlash Editor of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Before you go any further, have you taken the quiz about startup pitches to determine which are real and which are fake? If you haven’t, click here to take the quiz and then come back. If you have taken the quiz and educated yourself about “Sillycon Valley”— or if you […]

[WATCH] BeFast.TV Interviews ShearShare Cofounders

ShearShare is a B2B marketplace that connects salon owners to stylists to fill empty salon chairs on demand. With ShearShare, salon owners increase their revenue by 3X on unused space they already have, and stylists save an average of $175/wk in overhead costs. ShearShare is replacing cold calling and Craigslist as the industry standard for helping […]

ShearShare New Partnership Simplifies the Financials for Solo Artists

ShearShare, a global marketplace that allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers on demand, has partnered with Track and First American Payment Systems to provide financial resources to self-employed beauty and grooming professionals who use the ShearShare platform. Powered by Track, freelance beauty and grooming professionals will now have access […]

Become a ShearShare Influencer!

Help us get ShearShare into the hands of more people! We just announced our very first ShearShare Influencer Program! Now when you refer a new salon, barbershop, or spa host, you’ll get $5. For each new stylist you refer, you get $20. For details and to get started, go here. Thanks in advance!  

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 […]

ShearShare Receives Seed Funding from UT-Dallas Blackstone LaunchPad!

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the University of Texas at Dallas hosted the grand opening of its Blackstone LaunchPad. Congrats to our team for being the first alumni recipient of the UT Dallas seed fund! Here’s to a long, prosperous relationship. Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus-based entrepreneurship program at UT Dallas. The program is accessible by over […]

Who is the Serena Williams of Tech? HINT: ShearShare Made the List!

Follow author Jewel Burks, Founder of @Partpic + Diversity Evangelist @Google on Twitter at @JewelMelanie. To read the original story in its entirety, click here. I saw this question on Twitter yesterday. Many of the replies to the question were disappointing to me, so I decided to write my own answer. Below are my thoughts on the […]

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 […]