Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine Issue III, 2017 - Page 46

2017 MVP AWARDS BY HELEN BOND What’s in a Name? I For Sport Clips’ largest franchisee, it’s everything f there is a way to see or hear the Sport Clips name, Johnny Weber will make it happen. Weber, the brand’s largest franchisee with 56 stores, and recipient of the 2017 MVP Single Brand Leadership Award, is all about spreading the word on the brand— all day, every day, in every way. “We like to say we are leaving a lit- tle Sport Clips glitter everywhere,” says Weber. “We logo cars, shirts, hats, and our tailgate tents at SEC football games. When we order coffee or a table for din- ner, it is under the name Sport Clips. If we can name it, we put it there. We try to brand everything.” Weber’s hustle to expand and pas- sion for the brand are fueling his drive NAME: Johnny Weber TITLE: Franchisee/area developer NO. OF UNITS: 56 AGE: 45 FAMILY: Two sons, Cole, 20, and Tanner, 18 YEARS IN FRANCHISING: 8½ YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: 8½ PERSONAL Formative influences/events: My father Eugene Weber. He taught me how to be honest, work hard, and treat people right. I grew up on a farm in Oklahoma. I was also the president of my FFA chapter and was an Oklahoma State Wrestling Champion (work ethic, passionate, competition). Key accomplishments: Area Developer of the Year, National “Sporty Award” Culture Leader for the Sport Clips brand, Area Developer Leadership Award, largest franchisee in the Sport Clips brand. Work week: We hustle every day! When you love what you do, then you do what you love! We are open seven days a week and work our schedule around our clients’ schedules. I eat, breathe, and sleep Sport Clips with a focus on growing the brand every day. What are you reading? 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now by Robert D. Smith, and The Seven Deci- sions by Andy Andrews. Best advice you ever got: “Life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.” You have to put in the work to get results. Don’t be afraid to try something, because if it doesn’t work it is better to try and not succeed than not try at all. What’s your passion in business? Building relationships is crucial for business success, and it gives me great satisfaction. I am passionate about having a positive impact on those around me. I am building a brand by focusing on building relation- ships and people. 44 MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISEE IS S UE III, 2017