People with previous experience in retail, merchandising, or business management can use their skills to open an Apricot Lane Franchise. The company helps its franchisees grow their business and take charge of their career.

[CALIFORNIA, 02/22/2019] – Apricot Lane provides individuals the chance to leverage their past experience as retailers or fashion merchandisers and open their own boutique stores. The company helps franchisees turn their passion for fashion and style into a lucrative business endeavor and enjoy an independent career.
Building on Franchisees’ Previous Experience

Learning how to use bookkeeping systems and other programs necessary to manage a store smoothly is easier than developing a sense of style or sales management skills. This is why Apricot Lane sees merchandisers and retailers as ideal franchisees.

A background as a fashion merchandiser and buyer gives individuals an edge over other interested franchisees. The skills they cultivated in their previous careers allow them to be more conscious of trends in the fashion industry and the preferences of their target audience.

Meanwhile, those with experience in the retail sector (whether it’s the clothing, restaurant, or the technology industry) can enjoy more opportunities to practice their skills. Apricot Lane offers greater freedom with product selection, shop setup, schedules, and other day-to-day tasks compared to corporate retailers.

Finding the Right Franchise Candidate

Apricot Lane takes great care in determining whether a person is a good fit for opening a franchise store. It makes sure to take in skilled and dedicated franchisees. Some characteristics the company looks for are:

• A keen sense of fashion
• Enthusiasm for work and life
• Strong organizational skills
• Enjoys working with other people
• The commitment to grow and learn

Apricot Lane also accepts franchisee candidates without any background on sales or merchandising, provided they are eager to learn and prepared for hard work.

About Apricot Lane

Apricot Lane is a fashion and boutique store franchise headquartered in California. It supports more than 75 franchise stores across the U.S. since it opened the first Apricot Lane shop in 2007. The company’s franchisor, Country Visions, plans to add 15 to 20 more stores each year. Apricot Lane has been recognized as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 Hottest Franchises of 2008 and included in the magazine’s annual Top 500 Franchise List from 2009 until 2017.

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