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Why These Founders Took a Huge Step Back and Became Franchisees

Sometimes running a company isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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This story appears in the November 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The simple act of cutting a child’s hair is, in fact, anything but simple. At best, the customer is in perpetual motion. At worst: in hysterics. As parents of two, Cookie and Larry Shelton knew this experience all too well. So in 1994, they created Cookie Cutters, a hair salon that serves young clients and delivers a comfortable, stress-free experience for both the little ones and their parents.

David Yellen

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