For Women And Non-White Entrepreneurs, The Idea Comes Easy — The Money Does Not

by KRYSTINA MARTINEZ Josh Baer, left, announces Shearshare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell the Dallas winners of the Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge. Starting a successful business requires a great idea, paying customers and access to capital if you want it to grow. The business world is tough, but even tougher for people of color and […]

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 […]

ShearShare’s Response to #HurricaneHarvey Survivors

For our Houston family: #Hair is not important to us today, but in the coming weeks we know a lot of our fellow #hairstylists ??and #barbers ?✂️who lived through #HurricaneHarvey will have no place to work. The #ShearShare team is proud to partner ?with 24-hour #salon ?@hair_tyme to provide licensed #cosmetologists and barbers a place to work as they rebuild. ?? Best part? NO TOOLS NOR PRODUCTS NEEDED. ????‍♀️@hair_tyme has […]

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 […]

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 […]

Simple Improvements to Retain More Clients

Author: Elizabeth Morris   |   Originally posted on Stylist Newspapers on January 01, 2017 There’s no real telling where our bad habits come from. Something small we do grows into a complete process without us actually realizing it. Trying to pinpoint the source of our daily protocols is sometimes near impossible. Rather than try […]

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, […]