Today we’d like to introduce you to William Stamm.
William, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Originally from Claymont, DE (15mins from Philly) where I felt at 18 years old in 2004 opportunity was limited. I went to barber school in Philly, right out of high school. I use to catch the train 1.5 hrs every morning. I got my license in early 2007 and months later left for Atlanta Ga without telling anyone (I didn’t want friends and family to talk me out of it). Early 2008 I started working at a barbershop called Good Phellaz in Downtown Atlanta. I was broke and begged the leasing office lady for an apartment and at discounted rent for two months and then she would never hear from me again. Went to work at the barbershop, got fired on my two year anniversary they put all my barber stuff in a trash bag and sat it out in the rain.
Luckily the police were there cause I may of done something I regretted later, but I knew at that moment I would never work for someone again. The pain I felt that someone I worked with could basically throw my life in the trash, lit a fire in me NOBODY will ever be able to put out. Not even 60 days later I forced my first my location w/ a business partner on Howell Mill rd in April 2010. The first year was a struggle financially my business partner wanted out, but I believed in me so I bought him out. A month later everything changed, business took off and then two years later I open my 2nd location in Smyrna Ga in May of 2013 after only three years! Things are going great right! Well not exactly, after my first two months in Smyrna 75% of my team quit at my Atlanta location.
At that moment, my wife and I had our wedding coming up in September. So much debt, a new business, a wedding in two months, my family to provide for. I woke the next day like, “Why not me” and I couldn’t find a good reason why I wasn’t worthy of being successful. So we kept going! After the wedding, my wife worked extra hours just to help keep the doors open at both locations. I worked in the morning at Smyrna, left around lunch and went to Atlanta location to finish up. For four months straight. After that. We knew there was nothing that could stop us. We kept building, after six more years, we just launched our 3rd location in East Atlanta in August 2019. This April 2020 will be ten years in business!
So, as you know, we’re impressed with ProFRESHional Cuts – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
ProFRESHIonal Cuts Barber Shops is about community! We welcome all, we are diverse and we believe in treating everyone equal. We believe in developing our team to reach their goals and to ultimately give our clients an experience of a lifetime! We specialize in men’s grooming from haircuts, shaves, facials, etc.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our future will include more locations and multiple barber schools to develop the talents future barbers may have.
- Website: www.profreshionalcuts.com
- Phone: 4703572648
- Instagram: @profreshcuts
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