E1131 Bringing barbershops into the digital age with Squire CEO Songe LaRon | Rising Stars of SaaS 3

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Show notes:
1:18 Jason intros Squire’s Songe LaRon, Songe explains Squire’s business & how they help streamline barbershops operations
7:54 Are most barbershops tech-savvy? How Squire helps with COVID guidelines
10:22 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
11:56 How the pandemic proved barbershops’ resiliency, Squire’s response
17:56 Barbers as entrepreneurs & freelancers
22:18 LinkedIn Sales Navigator – Get a 60-day free trial at https://linkedin.com/saas
24:19 Entrepreneurial nature of barbers going from freelancers to owners
29:22 How the culture of barbershops & the role they play in society impacted building the Squire platform
31:49 Astor Place history, barbershops trending towards hipsters
35:53 Pipe – Start trading on Pipe free for 12 months at https://pipe.com/twist
37:41 Best practices of reopening under COVID guidelines, why barbers are some of the most well trained professional to stop germ spreading
42:52 Songe’s background as an M&A lawyer in New York, how Squire plans on scaling – will they explore new verticals?

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