The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Peter Barrios.
As the owner of one of the largest insurance agencies in Southern California, Barrios knows what it takes to build and run a thriving business from the ground up. So when it came time to diversify his portfolio with a proven business model that would adequately prepare him for a stable future, he decided to put his entrepreneurial experience to good use. Without a doubt, Barrios knew his next business venture would be in franchising, but when it came to settling on the perfect concept, he had a bit of searching to do.
Thanks to his friend Oscar Navarro, a Sport Clips franchisee in California who also owns an insurance agency, Barrios was introduced to the major upsides of the salon industry—he also quickly realized that within that industry, Sport Clips was clearly a cut above the rest.
For Barrios, it was ultimately Sport Clips’ unique culture that influenced him to become an owner. The brand’s executive team, he says, felt like a family—even as Sport Clips continued to grow past 1,530 units. That kind of support and genuine level of care was something he’s never experienced in all his years in business.
“This is a company that knows what they want. They know what kind of character, morals and qualities to look for in team leaders, and it transcends the entire system,” Barrios said. “When I attended a Discovery Day back in August, I was blown away—from the president to all the vice presidents, they all took the time out of their busy schedules to get to know me personally and answer my questions. In return, they were open to letting me get to know them, too. That day, I knew it was a company I would be proud of representing—one that I’d work my tail off for every single day.”
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