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3D Kutz Barber Shop: Running an Exclusive MMA-Style Barber Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Derrick Montoya

Running an Exclusive MMA-Style Barber Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico

On today’s episode we are joined by Derrick Montoya of 3D Kutz Barber Shop, Albuquerque’s original and most exclusive MMA style barber shop.

3D Kutz began in 2003 with Derrick and his two brothers, and has grown little by little ever since. MMA fighters come here exclusively for their haircuts and cover the walls in signed posters. Some fighters who have had their hair cut here include Diego Sanchez, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, and more.

Now, 3D Kutz maintains many fighter’s haircuts, gives back to the community through providing haircuts to underprivileged kids, and are growing and flourishing.

This week on Small Business War Stories, Derrick Montoya join us from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Three reasons to tune in this week: 

  • Hear the plans Derrick has for the future of 3D Kutz, including opening more barber shops worldwide.
  • Learn how Derrick worked through hardships to achieve his dream of owning a barber shop.
  • Learn how Derrick supports his community through the barber shop.

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This episode is part of the Soul of America tour sponsored by Freshbooks. During October 2017, I took my second tour of America. I drove with my puppy Muddy Waggers, my guitar, and my podcasting equipment with the goal of recording podcast episodes with small business owners throughout the heart of America.

If you have any questions or comments about today’s episode, please leave them below.

Pablo Fuentes

Pablo Fuentes was the Founder and CEO of Proven. He was also the host and producer of the Small Business War Stories podcast. Pablo is currently the Founder of makepath, a spatial analysis firm. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA. He loves dogs, film photography, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also a blues guitar player and builder.

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