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This Couple Created A First-Of-Its-Kind App To Solve Their Own Problem, Then Ended Up Helping Other Small Businesses Across 900 Cities

If you are tired of being down on your luck when it comes to managing your ever-evolving services for others, this app is just for you. ShearShare is a first-of-its-kind mobile app providing licensed beauty and barbering professionals rent flexible, affordable spaces to work with no-term leases or commission fees. After creating the platform to help with their own excess capacity in their barbershop and salon, Dr. Tye and his wife, Courtney Caldwell knew that this was something that other business owners could use to scale and thrive. “Like all great businesses, ShearShare was first created because we were trying to solve our own problem,” Dr. Tye told AfroTech. “Today, we’re fueling small business recovery across 900 cities, but it didn’t start out that way.” After discovering the shift in the industry as a licensed barber and stylist who has been operating for close to three decades, Dr. Tye realized the opportunity for economic mobility for others in the space.

Aug 12, 2022

This Co-Founding Couple Closed a $2.3M Raise to Connect Beauty Stylists With Business-Building Blocks

Rarely do we get a chance to see married couples highlighted for running successful businesses, but husband and wife co-founders Courtney Caldwell and Tye Caldwell are setting a model example for what good business looks like in a solid partnership. The Caldwells, who are 30-year industry veterans and the leaders of mobile marketplace ShearShare , created their business to connect salon and barbershop owners to licensed stylists in order to fill their empty salon space by the day, especially in the midst of COVID-19. “Stylists are re-imagining how, when, and where they work,” CEO and Doctor of Professional Barbering & Cosmetology Tye Caldwell said in a press statement. “As the second largest industry for freelancers turns its attention to a new operating normal, many beauty and barbering professionals are taking time to revisit their priorities, including how to better manage operating costs, maximize revenue per days worked, and access professional workspace on-demand.” ShearShare...

Nov 4, 2020