So You Want to Own a Barbershop/Salon

Mon, Jul 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Start + Grow Your Business

Interested in starting your own barbershop or salon in the Champaign area but not sure where to start?

Join a panel of successful entrepreneurs and listen to their journey, how they got established, and best tricks in the biz! This presentation will feature a time for a live Q&A and networking.

Presented in partnership with the Champaign Center Partnership.

About the Panelists:

James Buford is the owner of G.A.S (Grown and Sexy) Barbershop & Hair Salon. Grown and Sexy is a diverse, warm, and inviting environment offering services for all types of hair and has been a CU staple for 11 years.

Ausharra Knox opened Beard Culture Barbershop & Gallery with his family in June 2021.  Since opening, they have been featured in the News Gazette,, and was awarded the 2021 Buy Black Chambana Business of the Year.

Start + Grow Your Business Workshop Series:

Starting or growing your business?

Adults | Business

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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