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Experience in the Clothing Franchise Industry but Not with Business? How Apricot Lane Can Help

You have an eye for fashion. You know what looks good and who it looks good on. Maybe you’ve spent time as a clerk or manager at a local consignment shop and are now ready to take the big step of running your own business. We get it. It can be nerve-wracking putting everything in place to open your own business.

However, opening a clothing franchise with Apricot Lane Boutique can take a lot of the stress out of the start-up process. You will have the benefit of having the backing of an incredible, and talented, leadership team that has decades of combined experience both in the fashion and franchising fields and are adept at helping you through the franchising process regardless of the amount of experience you have in the fashion industry.

But Seriously, I Need Experience, Right?

No. Having experience in the fashion or specialty retail industry is certainly a plus but is by no means a requirement to becoming an Apricot Lane Boutique franchisee. An ideal candidate is someone that has an eye for fashion, and, just as important, a deft ability to work with the people around them. A great candidate has strong organizational skills and is enthusiastic about working in their own clothing franchise.

If you’re the type of person who enjoys fashion as a passion project or a hobby, then you’re qualified to own and run an Apricot Lane boutique clothing franchise. Turn that interest into a career with Apricot Lane and its tried and true franchising method that has succeeded in dozens of places across the country.

OK, Well What If I Have Experience?

While experience in the fashion or specialty retail field isn’t required, knowing how the business works can only help you and your clothing franchise. The women’s apparel industry is gigantic and growing at a constant rate. Knowing the ins and outs of the business can aid your clothing franchise in getting ahead in the crowded marketplace.

If you’ve worked at an independent clothing boutique or shop, you know how hard it can be to build a client base and stand out from the field. The difference of running your own Apricot Lane clothing franchise is that you will rest easy knowing that you have the backing of a decades-old and trusted brand as well as a franchise model that is proven to succeed.

What About Clothing Franchise Training?

Apricot Lane Boutique takes its staff training seriously. The beautiful thing about our training program is that it has no end. We will be there for you from the moment you send your first email to the day you open your store and for all the years you are running your clothing franchise.

The training, of course, changes all the time but it never ends. Trends change. There’s always something new to learn. There are always new styles out there to get on the racks of your clothing franchise, and the Apricot Lane training team will be there for you every step of the way.

To learn more about how to start your own Apricot Lane Boutique clothing franchise, contact us today for more information.

  • September 25, 2018
  • Blog
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Bored of the Same Old Routine? Find Out Why Franchising Could Be for You

If you’re tired of the repetitive grind of corporate life, or just looking for a new way to work and grow your professional portfolio, franchising could be for you. Apricot Lane Boutique has a retail clothing franchise opportunity available all across the United States that could be the way to capture the dream you have been chasing!

Franchising gives you so many opportunities when it comes to professional growth and revenue generation that you simply cannot get any other way.

Why You Should Open a Retail Clothing Franchise Opportunity with Apricot Lane

Fashion is fun. The colors. The styles. The people. The joy and artistic freedom of putting together a perfect outfit for the perfect occasion. It’s all fun, and it’s all that Apricot Lane Boutique is about. In a crowded specialty retail industry, Apricot Lane stands out with its limited run of items that keep its stores fresh and new.

Apricot Lane is as serious about its franchisees as it is about the fashion styles it sells on its racks. With retail clothing franchise opportunities from coast to coast, Apricot Lane can adapt its franchising model to you and your community. With a reasonable upfront investment—the franchise fee is only $34,500—Apricot Lane is flexible to you and your needs. There is currently a retail clothing franchise opportunity in all 50 states, so there is no community too far-flung for Apricot Lane and its exciting fashion styles.

Apricot Lane is dedicated to putting you in the best position to succeed as a franchisee. That starts with our introductory emails and phone calls, and follows all the way through cutting the ribbon at your grand opening and beyond. Our 10-step franchising process hits all the key points of your journey. We will be there to train you on how to be a top franchisee, how to find the best site for your store, and all best practices including staff training, purchasing, setting up a corporation, and more.

Everyone Can Be a Franchisee

If you’re worried about having no retail or fashion experience, don’t fret. All you need is a passion for fashion, a desire to provide great service to your customers, and a drive to be your own boss and build your own business to be an excellent franchisee. By going after a retail clothing franchise opportunity, you can turn that dream that has been bouncing your head for years into your reality.

Franchising with Apricot Lane has the added benefits of having a well-known, loved brand behind it and a support infrastructure that doesn’t exist in many other places in the corporate world. The business model is proven. The number of successful franchisees speaks for itself. We have an experienced leadership team that are experts in their fields and will consistently be in communication with your Apricot Lane Boutique to keep things simple and help turn your dreams into your professional future.

To learn more about a retail clothing franchise opportunity with Apricot Lane, and to get started on the road to becoming a franchisee, contact us today for more information.

  • September 18, 2018
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Your Next Big Venture: Franchising

You’re looking to take the next step of your professional career. You’ve had it with working under someone, making money for another company. Now it’s time for you take charge and be the boss. After doing your due diligence, you’ve found that the best course of action is to franchise a clothing store, and doing it with Apricot Lane Boutique seems like the perfect fit.

Franchising is a whole new world for you, but it’s also much easier to navigate than you think. The whole team at Apricot Lane is here to help you take your first steps into the world of franchising.

What Is Apricot Lane Boutique All About?

Apricot Lane Boutique has developed a proven franchising model while also providing high-style fashion to women across the United States. With 75 locations around the country, Apricot Lane Boutique has shown that you can franchise a clothing store in any of the 50 states and find success.

Apricot Lane Boutique provides stylish clothing for the stylish shopper. Great for both mothers and daughters, Apricot Lane Boutique features clothing perfect for a day at the park, a night at the club, or your next formal occasion. By offering VERY limited quantities and with new items arriving daily, there’s always something new and unique.

A Reasonable Road to Finding Success

Apricot Lane Boutique makes it easy to franchise a clothing store. First, the products sell themselves. With such a diverse array of clothing, Apricot Lane Boutique stands out from the rest of the specialty retail field. In a field experiencing double-digit growth and generating more than $110 billion in annual revenue, there is no better time to franchise a clothing store in the specialty retail marketspace.

Apricot Lane Boutique makes the franchising process simple and straightforward. A large part of that is the incredibly reasonable franchising fee. No million-dollar investment here. To franchise a clothing store with Apricot Lane Boutique starts with an affordable $34,500 franchise fee.

Franchise a Clothing Store from Start to Finish

From the moment you reach out to Apricot Lane inquiring about how to franchise a clothing store, we will be there for you. We will be there to answer your questions and give you guidance about all aspects of developing your franchise.

Our process is 10 steps and encompasses all aspects of franchising. From our initial emails and phone calls to filling out financial documents and chatting with our company founder, we will be there to answer all your questions.

If you’re ready to invest in us, we’re ready to invest in you. That involves flying out to meet you, in your market, on our dime. That also includes help with the intense later stages of your franchising journey such as site selection, continuing support, and on-the-job training after opening your franchise.

To learn more about Apricot Lane Boutique and how to franchise a clothing store, contact us today for more information.

  • September 12, 2018
  • Blog
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How Much Training Is Needed to Open a Franchise Boutique?

You’re thinking about taking the jump to become a business owner. You’re fashion-conscious and have a great eye for what looks good on someone, and you believe that opening a franchise boutique is the way for you to go and Apricot Lane Boutique is the right franchise for you. That’s wonderful!

The only question left is: What do I need to do to be ready to open a franchise boutique? Lucky for you, the team at Apricot Lane has numerous tools at its disposal to help train you to become an all-star franchisee.

The Right People to Help

Apricot Lane Boutique is run by a team of experts dedicated to fashion, franchising, and helping you grow. Nearly half of our leadership team has a decade or more experience working for the company and knows how to help you and your franchise succeed.

From our CEO to our sale team and everyone in between, we work diligently to work with and for our franchisees to make them feel comfortable during the franchising process and put them on the road to owning the business of their dreams.

Training Every Step of the Way

You don’t become the leading women’s boutique fashion franchise without putting in the work and having systems in place that work time after time. The reason that Apricot Lane continues to find success is because of the diligent training program that puts its franchisees in a great position to find success.

We’ve built our training program over the last 25 years to prepare all our franchisees, regardless of having retail experience or not, with all the tools and knowledge they need to run a franchise boutique.

An All-Encompassing Program

The training process begins once you sign the franchise agreement. The first thing you will do is study and get quizzed on our home training manual. Throughout the program, you’ll do exercises that help reinforce what you are learning.

It only gets better from there as the following step is five days of training at our beautiful headquarters in the Sacramento Valley where you will focus on numerous aspects of being a model franchisee including buying, customer service, and marketing.

That’s followed by several days of training at your franchise boutique’s location. The on-site training will act as a dry run for when you officially open your store. Additionally, we will provide all types of continuing support and education. We take you, your franchise, and learning seriously. We want you to run the best franchise boutique you can.

Don’t Forget the Franchise Boutique Resources

We have an in-depth resource library that will aid and complement the training you do with our leadership team. These resources touch on things like what’s the best location for your franchise boutique and how to hone your eye for good fashion. Along with the multi-faceted training, these resources should put you on the way to running a chic, fun franchise boutique.

To learn more about what it takes to open a franchise boutique with Apricot Lane Boutique, and to see if you are qualified, contact us today for more information.

  • September 4, 2018
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