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Apricot Lane Boutique
Women's clothing, accessories, gifts

Apricot Lane Boutique
Women's clothing, accessories, gifts

About
Founded

1991

Franchising Since

2004 (14 Years)

Corporate Address

3333 Vaca Valley Pkwy., #700
Vacaville, CA 95688

CEO

Ken Petersen

Parent Company

Country Visions Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$135,850 - $341,800

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$34,500 - $34,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

Apricot Lane Boutique has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

40 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Additional Training:

Home learning program

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

3 - 12

Bio
Apricot Lane is franchised by Country Visions, a company started by Ken Petersen, Tom Brady and Scott Jacobs. The partners are also behind Country Clutter, a gift and collectibles store founded in 1991. As they began adding fashion accessories to their merchandise, Apricot Lane evolved. Apricot Lane boutiques sell branded women's fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $135,850 High - $341,800
Units
+1.4%+0 UNITS (1 Year) -14.1%-12 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: October 11th, 2017