Shear Genius with Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell

How We Met

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Tye  Courtney during our pitch event for BootStrap Capital. I was instantly  enamored with their offering and immediately contacted the people in my circle  to jump on the use of their product.

Show Notes

On this episode of StartUp Funding hosted by Dr. Roshawnna Novellus we have Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell who share their experiences on starting a new revolutionary system ShareShare which aims to change the way barbers, cosmetologists and beauty professionals do business. It comes as a solution for barbers who need access to professional salon space on demand.  Shareshare is a B2B platform in the form of a free downloadable app.

Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell who are based in Dallas are tech visionaries and pioneers, business professionals, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who aim to help beauty professionals around the world build efficient, passion filled businesses.

They discuss on how they discovered a need and how they were able to solve that need by birthing Share Share and by doing that, disrupted the B2B business industry by building a first of its kind platform that allows stylists to find and book empty saloon space on demand.

“Managing people is the way to run a business” says Tye who holds a doctorate of professional barbering and is a number 1 bestselling author on how to achieve a long-term success in the beauty and style industry. Tye shares his singular experience having a job as the turning point turning him towards entrepreneurship. “Working hard should definitely give some value back to you” is one of the advice given to new entrepreneurs.

Prior to cofounding Share Share with her husbandCourtney spent the last two decades building winning teams as the vice president of marketing for marketing advocate global director of Oracle’s worldwide digital marketing strategy and innovation group. She shows us how her corporate experience helped her shape Share Share to what it is today.

According to Tye “The next generation of barbers were looking for access over ownership. Not wanting to spend long stretches of time in any one saloon, they wanted to be able to move around, posting their travel schedule on social media, get clients to book with them and then travel around and see different parts of the world and still build a clientele from city to city.”

Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell talk about finding the perfect partner when starting a business and how Share Share was born out of necessity and is here to stay as it solves a need in today’s economy.

Roshawnna, Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell discuss:

  • [03:45] Tye shares how he came up with the idea for Share Share.
  • [08:25] Tye answers the question “Did you always know you were going to be an entrepreneur?”
  • [10:17] Tye shares his one experience having a job.
  • [12:46] Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell share what has got them excited about Share Share.
  • [16:02] Courtney explains what Share Share is and how to get it.
  • [18:22] Courtney shares how her corporate experience helped shape Share Share.
  • [25:00] Courtney tells us what was holding her back from becoming a full-time entrepreneur.
  • [28:17] Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell tell us what makes Share Share unique.
  • [32:45] Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell talk about their team.
  • [35:16] Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell give advice to entrepreneurs who want to raise capital.
  • [41:25] Tye recommends some books with the listeners.
  • [44:22] Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell talk about lifestyle and balance.

Biography

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Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell are tech visionaries and pioneers, American businessmen, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs whose aim is to help beauty professionals around the world build efficient, passion-filled businesses. They have disrupted the B2B beauty industry by building the first-of-its-kind platform that allows stylists to find and book empty salon space on demand.

Individually, Tye holds a Doctorate of Professional Barbering and is a #1 best-selling author on how to achieve long-term success in the beauty and style industry. A recognized beauty expert with more than 20 years of experience in salon and barbershop operations, company culture, customer retention, and team building, he is often called upon to speak at cosmetology and barber schools nationwide. His award-winning salon in Dallas, Texas, is the backdrop for “behind the chair” business workshops, how-to beauty seminars, mentoring sessions, and one-on-one business coaching.

Prior to cofounding ShearShare with her husband, Courtney fast-tracked international sales and marketing success for brands such as Zendesk, Zenefits, and Qualtrics. She spent the last two decades building winning teams as the vice president of marketing for Marketing Advocate, global director of Oracle’s worldwide digital marketing strategy and innovations group, and head of digital demand generation and JAPAC field marketing at RightNow Technologies. Courtney’s leadership in demand and revenue generation at RightNow Technologies was instrumental in the $1.45B acquisition of the company.