If you’ve been considering opening a boutique franchise, you might be nervous about your level of preparation. Our franchisees come from all walks of life, from corporate executives to mothers and daughters looking to go into business together. No matter your experience, Apricot Lane has developed a comprehensive training program that’s designed to get you up-to-speed on what it takes to operate one of our boutique franchises. Learn more below!
Home Training for Your Convenience
Before you join us for your classroom training, you’ll learn the basics at home! We’ve developed a series of home training manuals that are designed to give you an introduction to our company and what it’s like to franchise with us. Over the course of approximately 40 hours, you’ll review these materials and test yourself on what you’ve learned. By the time you’ve finished your at-home training, you should be well-prepared to take the next steps at our classroom training in Sacramento!
Boutique Franchise Classroom Training
Once you’ve learned the basics, you’ll join us at our headquarters in beautiful Sacramento, California! For five days, our expert team will fill you in on a range of topics from buying to customer service to store management. You’ll even get to spend a day with our on-site buyer to learn more about how we keep our franchise boutiques well-stocked with the latest fashions! We think that by the time you return to your location, you’ll be ready to run your business with confidence.
Now that you’ve mastered the “book learning,” it’s time to see you put it into practice! Our experts will join you right at your own boutique franchise to help you prepare for your opening. For 3-5 days, we’ll teach you and your staff the art of visual merchandising, helping you get your store in good shape for opening. You’ll also have the chance to apply what you learned in your classroom training under our supervision, giving us the opportunity to help you master these necessary skills.
In any line of work, professional development is important. It allows you to stay on top of new trends, more efficient operations procedures, and changes to the industry. Apricot Lane provides franchisees with many opportunities to continue their education after their doors are open. We’ve developed a strong support program for your first 120 days of business, with regular check-ins and feedback to monitor your progress. This will allow you every opportunity to ensure that you’ve started off on the right foot.
For the last 24 years, we’ve remained a boutique franchise industry leader because we’ve dedicated ourselves to continue learning. We provide our franchisees with ample opportunities to continue their own learning through an annual conference, webinars, networking calls, and state-of-the-art communication systems. With our help, you’ll be able to stay on top of your game well after your doors have opened.
As you can see, Apricot Lane has developed a comprehensive training system to help franchisees from a range of backgrounds to get up-to-speed on what it takes to run our boutique franchises. Contact us today to learn more!