Great Clips purchase a great fit for business professor

TACOMA, Wash. – Kory Brown knows business. In fact, he’s a professor of business at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Still, when he and his wife, Pam, decided to purchase a Great Clips franchise, they enlisted the help of the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

“Initially, I looked to the SBDC to assist in business valuation,” he said, but his discussion with SBDC advisors has since covered a variety of topics.

Brown, who spent 16 years in the semiconductor industry before joining PLU, said he and Pam were interested in either starting or buying a manager-run business in 2012. They were not looking to buy a hair salon, but when they found a Great Clips for sale in in their target location, it seemed like a great fit. Pam is a licensed cosmetologist.

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