New Great Clips opening in Milan


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 5:17 pm
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NAME OF BUSINESS:Great Clips

PROPRIETORS:Rad Pandit and Renu Verma

BUSINESS ADDRESS:309 10th Ave. W., Milan

TELEPHONE NUMBER: (309) 756-2275

TYPE OF BUSINESS:Hair salon

WHEN BUSINESS OPENED: OpensJan. 7 with free haircuts for Milan police department and city hall employees, Black Hawk firefighters, Thomas Jefferson Elementary staff, The National Bank Milan employees and Milan postal workers through Jan. 13. Starting Jan. 12, haircuts will be $2.99 for four weeks and hair care products will be on sale.

WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS?Mr. Pandit hasa few businesses in the Milan area and said he saw a need for a brand-name hair salon without a wait. His partner, Renu Verma, has more than 12 years experience in cosmetology and will handle day-to-day operations of the salon.

WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA?Was already thinking about a hair salon business and decided that Great Clips was the best option.

WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST HURDLE YOU HAD TO OVERCOME?Finding the time to get this business going because of involvement in other businesses.

IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS?No

TO WHOM DID YOU GO FOR ADVICE?After much research, consulted with Great Clips and other franchisees.


















 




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