Using his head in the salon biz
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There's a lot of buzz on the street about Chatters Hair and Beauty Salons.
"We now have 106 stores from Newfoundland to B.C.," founder Ken Fisher tells me proudly.
Growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan, Fisher was influenced by his hard-working father and inspired by his hair stylist sisters.
The early days were hard but rewarding.
"We worked 12 to 18 hour days and I travelled up to 9,000 kilometres a month visiting stores and stocking shelves at night."
Fisher says the key to any business is surrounding yourself with the right people.
His turning point came when he partnered with Jason Volk and the two pushed Chatters to the next level.
"I don't think you'll ever find one individual that takes a company over the top. You need to create a great team."
As he looks at the company he created, Fisher is proud yet humbled by his success.
"Wow, 106 stores. Then I think there's potential for another 106 stores."
How's he going to accomplish his goals?
"You put your head down and go to work."
Smart advice for us all.