If you’re thinking about a career change, and want to make the leap from employee to employer, a merchandising franchise might be a good choice. We know there are lots of merchandising franchise opportunities out there, but an Apricot Lane franchise is unique in its appeal and is perfect for someone who has certain character traits that are very useful when you own a fast-fashion boutique. Our franchisees come from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds, and while each one is unique, many of them do share some characteristics that make them ideal candidates for an Apricot Lane franchise. What are some of those characteristics? Let’s take a look!
Do You Have a Desire to Grow?
Depending on your past experience, when you become part of the Apricot Lane brand family, you’ll probably be experiencing some things for the very first time. Maybe it will be the first time you’ve been your own boss. Perhaps you’ve never owned a franchise before. Maybe you’ve never worked in retail. The wonderful thing about new experiences is that they are almost always opportunities for growth, either personally, professionally, or both. Many of our franchisees welcome these opportunities and look at obstacles or challenges as a path toward a better understanding of not just our industry, but of themselves. When you take advantage of a merchandising franchise with us, be prepared to learn new skills, face new responsibilities, and meet new people. Be prepared to grow!
Are You a People Person?
Speaking of people, as an Apricot Lane boutique owner, your customers will be at the heart of everything you do. You’ll meet many shoppers every month, listen to their suggestions, answer their questions, and work hard to become their one-stop source for the very latest in on-trend fashion and accessories. The longer you’re in business, the more you’ll be seen as a valuable resource, and customers might turn to you when they’re in a pinch for a meaningful gift, just the right outfit, or some good old-fashioned fashion advice. Are you ready to be that resource, that retailer, that person? It’s pretty safe to say that most of our franchisees love being around people and are proud of the relationships they’ve developed with their customers. You should be, too.
Do You Have a Passion for Fashion?
If there’s any one trait that describes the typical Apricot Lane franchisee it’s that they almost always have what we like to call a “passion for fashion.” Many of our franchisees have spent a long time paying attention to the fashion industry as customers, following blogs, reading fashion magazines, and staying on top of styles and trends. It’s only natural, then, for many of them to take that love of fashion and turn it into their careers. And when they do that through our merchandising franchise, they can count on unparalleled training and support, so even if they come to their new careers with no previous experience, they’ll be prepared for success.
We love that our franchisees come from all walks of life and with all kinds of experience! Are you ready to be one of them?
To find out more about merchandising franchise opportunities reach out to us today!