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What Are the Steps to Opening an Apricot Lane Boutique?

There is perhaps no better feeling in the world than knowing you can take a passion for something and turn it into a profession. We’ve been watching franchisee after franchisee do just that — turn their passion for fashion into exciting careers — and if you’d like to do the same and open an apparel franchise, you’ll be happy to know Apricot Lane makes that process easier than you might think. Becoming an Apricot Lane boutique owner is a straightforward and transparent journey, making it simple for qualified individuals to become part of our brand family. Let’s take a brief look at the steps, here.

Give Us a Call

The first step you’ll take to open an apparel franchise with Apricot Lane is to give us a call and speak with our Franchise Development Ambassador. During this introductory call, we’ll go over the initial investment, general store operations, and support resources available to all our franchisees, and generally just get to know each other a bit better. We’ll want to make sure you’re a good fit for our opportunity, so we’ll ask you some questions about your goals and background, and will make sure to answer any questions you might have about how to open an apparel franchise with us. Soon after this initial call, you’ll receive a series of informative emails that will reinforce our discussion and provide you with additional information on subjects such as training, location, store features, bookkeeping, and much more.

Submit Your Request

The next step is to complete and return our Request for Consideration financial application that you’ll find at the bottom of each of our informative emails. We’ll need to make sure you have the resources to open one of our boutiques, and once we’ve established that, you’ll speak with our founder, Ken Petersen. Ken has decades of experience in the franchise world, and he’ll share some of that knowledge with you during this important call. He’ll also make sure to answer any questions you might still how to open an apparel franchise with Apricot Lane.

Look Forward to Our Visit

At this point, we’re probably all pretty excited to meet, so we’ll do just that! We’ll come out to visit you, in your market, at our own expense, sending our real estate expert, or our president of retail, or even Ken himself.  While there, we’ll research location opportunities and schedule appointments with leasing agents, touring properties together and helping you narrow down your choices. When it comes to starting your small business out on the right foot, we know that location is everything, so we’ll help you find the best one that will allow you to make the most of your market and its demographics.

Open an Apparel Franchise!

Once this visit has been completed, we’ll meet internally to review everything we’ve learned about you and your market and, if we believe the fit is right, we’ll award you your franchise. Welcome to the Apricot Lane family! Now you’ll spend 120 days training with us and will begin to curate and establish your beautiful boutique, as our experts help you market your new store. In fact, you can rest assured we’ll be there for you every step of the way, before, during, and after your grand opening, because you deserve that commitment, and our good name depends on it.

Ready to open an apparel franchise with Apricot Lane? Get in touch today!

  • January 7, 2020
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