Gary Robins

Supercuts

http://www.supercuts.com/

What’s your business, what makes it special?

I own and operate Supercuts franchise stores. Over all, the thing that makes us special is the quality of services we provide for a valued price. 

What is the history or background of this business, why did you start it?

Before Supercuts, I was in the video business. One day, I was reading Time Magazine when I unearthed an article on the video industry.  The article claimed that video stores would disappear and be replaced by technology. While my video business lasted another 10 to 12 years, I began looking for new opportunities outside of the video space. At the time, I did not know which business I was going to start so I explored 20 different business opportunities. At the beginning, if you would have asked me to rank them in order of interest, I would have ranked hair salons as number 21 out of 20. However, I kept doing my due diligence and when I began sorting through the opportunities, hair salons won out. Despite the fact that I had no experience and a lack of desire for the hair salon business, the hair salon concept was the best opportunity to pursue. 

Why did you join EO?

I joined EO to gain experience and share knowledge with other like-minded individuals. When I first started my Supercuts franchises, I didn’t realize there were networks or peer groups of entrepreneurs. Discovering EO and all the wonderful things that came with it, was a big WOW moment for me. 

What has been the greatest impact on your life since joining EO?

EO has impacted me in so many different ways. From my family, personal and business life, EO has made a difference. Because of EO, I am a better business leader, father and husband.  

What would you tell others who are considering joining EO?

You’d be foolish not to join. The experience, insights and knowledge you gain from your fellow entrepreneurs is incredible. After all, these are entrepreneurs that don’t just understand you, but have faced similar challenges in business.