- 078: Should You Franchise? How Snip-its founder Joanna Meiseles grew her brand Nationally.
Joanna Meiseles has been an entrepreneur and franchisor for the past 20 years. More than two decades ago, she saw a need in the marketplace for a hair salon focusing on children and launched the Snip-its salon brand in suburban Boston in 1995. As Founder and CEO of Snip-its, Ms. Meiseles ran five company locations, then franchised the concept in 2004 and grew the brand over a ten-year period. Under Ms. Meiseles’ leadership, Snip-its received numerous awards including the Franchise Times’ fastest 55 growth brands, and the Entrepreneur Top 500. Ms. Meiseles was twice a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. Today, Snip-its franchise owners operate 65 locations in 22 states.
Over the course of Ms. Meiseles’ career, she has worked with lots of entrepreneurs to help them launch and grow their businesses. For nearly three years, she has served as Senior Director of Programs and Operations at MassChallenge, and she mentor and coach at several accelerator and incubator programs in Boston and the San Francisco Bay area. Joanna currently work as a franchise strategy consultant with iFranchise Group, and she is a frequent public speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, women's leadership, mentorship, and franchising.
Joanna Meiseles is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Joanna is an instructor and coach at CorePower Yoga in San Jose. She is also the founder of Turbo 26 Studio, which is a newly opened yoga studio in Palo Alto.
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