Jerry Akers – Owner at Sharpness, Inc DBA Great Clips

Jerry Akers is a lifetime Entrepreneur owning a wide variety of businesses in his 40 years of business experience. His business interested included Real Estate Investments, a Marketing Company, a Business Consulting Company, and various others. For the past 13 years he and his wife have grown their Great Clips group from one salon to 27 and now with the entry of their children plan on adding several more.
Jerry currently serves on the Great Clips MARC franchisee leadership board, the International Franchise Associations Franchisee Forum, the National Federation of Independent Business State Leadership Council, and the Iowa State Cosmetology Board.
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Guest appearances by Jerry:
Obstacles and Opportunities: Navigating Franchise Ownership in 2021 Broadcast Date: July 22nd, 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p ...
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Using Your Corporate Contacts to Network for Franchising Success Broadcast Date:July 15 , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p ...
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Outlaws on the Rise Broadcast Date:July 8 , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST ...
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Topic: Take a Bite of Biscuit Belly and Other Food for Thought. Broadcast Date: July 1st, 2021 Podcast Time : ...
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Topic: Boomers to Millennials: The Family Legacy...Why Franchising is a Family Business. Broadcast Date: June 17th , 2021 Podcast Time ...
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​ Topic: Taste Your Meat.... Call Bar-B-Clean Broadcast Date:June 3rd , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST ...
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Topic: Duck, Duck, Ducklings Early Learning Centers, Goose! Broadcast Date: May 27th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / ...
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​ Topic: The Biggest Mistake Zor's(franchisors) Make Broadcast Date: May 20th, 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST ...
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Topic: All You Ever Wanted to Know about Franchising but Were Afraid to Ask Broadcast Date: May 13th, 2021 Broadcast ...
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Topic: Partnerships: Perks and Pitfalls Broadcast Date: May 6th, 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p ...
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