When you decide to be your own boss and embark on the long road toward franchise ownership, the prospect can be daunting. There are many factors that go into choosing the right franchise, learning the market, and ultimately starting the franchising process. With an Apricot Lane boutique clothing franchise, however, we make that process as smooth as possible. Our franchises are a proven, turnkey investment with built-in brand awareness, and a comprehensive support and training infrastructure. We want to make it as easy as possible for prospective franchisees to transition into owning a boutique clothing franchise, so we’ve developed a step-by-step process to guide them through the process.
A Smooth Process
Before we officially welcome a new franchisee into the Apricot Lane family, we want to make sure our candidates are fully informed with all the details they need to make a decision. We’ll arrange an introductory call between you and our Franchise Development Ambassador who will not only break down the investment costs but also give you a general overview of how our stores operate, including the training and support resources available to you. This stage can be highly informative, especially for those taking the leap from a corporate job and who are used to a familiar corporate infrastructure. We aim to illuminate the new territory of boutique clothing franchising so that you have a clear view of the road ahead.
Following the call, we will send you a series of informational emails to supplement the conversation. These emails are designed to strengthen your understanding of the fast fashion industry, and how we operate here at Apricot Lane. A few of the included topics are training, location selection, bookkeeping, hiring procedures, visual merchandising, ongoing field support, continuing education (annual conference, webinars, etc.), our in-house advertising agency, and more.
Our Boutique Clothing Franchise Support Network
Even if you’ve worked in the fashion industry before, it’s common to be afraid that you lack the necessary experience to open your own clothing boutique franchise. Luckily, Apricot Lane doesn’t expect you to be a franchise expert. That’s why we have an extensive training program in place to ensure that our franchisees open their doors with confidence. We offer 40 hours of virtual home training, including an educational course in using our inventory management software. We also offer classroom training at our headquarters in the Sacramento Valley, covering store management, customer service, marketing and inventory management, and a field trip to the LA fashion district. Once you’ve settled on a location and are making final preparations for your grand opening, our team will conduct on-location training, designed to assist you with displays, sales systems, and staff training in your store.
But the training and support doesn’t end there! During the first 120 days, your boutique clothing franchise is open to the public, we will track your operations, check in regularly, and provide ongoing assistance. And whether you’re a new franchisee or have been with us for awhile, remember that our support team is always just a phone call away!
To finally take the first steps toward achieving your business-ownership goals, get in touch with us today.