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Open a Boutique
How to Start a Women's Clothing Store, Menswear Store, or Children's Clothing Store
Do you love clothes and shopping? You may already spend a lot of time in boutiques, but nothing compares to the fun and financial rewards of having your own boutique.
As a boutique owner, you choose the products and you set the prices, and then open your doors to customers eager to snap up your latest selections and show them off to all their friends.

Boutique owners are insiders to fashion trends long before the general public. You will have an opportunity to use your creativity every day, from creating window displays to putting together a knock-out ensemble for customers who value your expert advice.

Retail fashion is a solid business, with constant demand for new clothing products created by fashion designers and the ever-changing whims of celebrities. And boutiques are chic - people value the personalized service and attention they receive, the cozy ambiance, and the unique merchandise that only a boutique can offer.

If being a boutique owner sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Boutique Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the retail clothing business.

Guide author Debbra Mikaelsen is a fashion industry consultant who has been working in the fashion business for over 15 years. She has worked with fashion designers, apparel wholesalers, garment manufacturers, and clothing retailers, so she knows this business from top to bottom.

For this guide she draws on her own experience in the fashion and retailing industries, as well as interviews with other successful boutique owners. The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start a boutique business in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a clothing store in any country. The guide includes:

How to Start a Boutique Business

  • Deciding what to sell in your boutique
    • Womens clothing boutique
    • Menswear boutique
    • Childrens clothing boutique

  • Choosing a specialty if you wish, for example some specialties in women's wear include:
    • Accessories
    • Business clothing
    • Casual wear/jeans
    • Formalwear and bridal wear
    • Lingerie
    • Hats
    • Maternity
    • Outerwear
    • Shoes
    • Sportswear
    • Swimwear
    • Special sizes: petites, plus-size, tall
    • Teen boutique
    • Yoga or active wear
  • How to create a boutique business plan
  • Choosing a name for your boutique
  • Start-up costs, including sample start-up budgets for low-end and high-end boutiques
  • Where to get start-up financing for your boutique
  • An overview of options for your boutique:
    • Buying an established boutique
    • Opening a new boutique
    • Boutique franchising
  • How to evaluate a potential location
    • Malls, strip malls, and stand-alone locations
    • The square footage you need
    • The neighborhood and business mix
  • How to obtain your boutique merchandise
    • Where to buy it from
    • How much to start with
    • How to create the right "mix" of clothing
    • Placing orders for each season


Managing Your Boutique Business
  • How to set your prices
    • Determining mark-up and margins
    • Strategic pricing techniques
    • Safely discounting merchandise
  • How to manage your staff
    • Hiring and evaluations
    • Writing a cost-effective staff schedule
    • Bonuses and commissions
  • How to handle your daily cash sales
  • Theft prevention methods
  • How to do a physical inventory
  • Effective selling in a boutique
    • Customer service techniques that work
    • Attracting customers through free publicity and advertising
    • Keeping customers loyal with the "little extras"
  • Hosting events like fashion shows, trunk shows, and sample sales
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Valuable samples including: 
    • An explanation of what to put in each section of your boutique business plan with brief samples of each section 
    • Sample start-up budgets for a small boutique and a medium size boutique
    • Sample merchandise and supply order forms
    • Sample boutique consignment agreement
    • Sample interview questions for boutique employees
    • Sample inventory count sheets
    • Sample staffing schedule and staff performance evaluation form
    • Sample new boutique press release
  • Checklists you can use to evaluate:
    • competing boutiques
    • neighborhoods where you're considering locating your boutique
    • retail spaces
  • How to get professional help to start a retail clothing store business
  • Ways to get your inventory for the least amount of money
  • A special section on selling bridal wear
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about opening a boutique business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Boutique Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some common mistakes, and give you information you need to open your own boutique, whether you want to start a women's clothing store, men's wear store, or children's clothing store.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER # 1: If you buy the e-book today, Thursday, November 27, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97.

SPECIAL OFFER # 2:  Although this guide has previously only been available as an e-book you can get a print copy together with a CD-ROM that includes sample forms, budgets, checklists, and more. This 2-in-1 Book and CD-ROM Set is only $5 more (plus $5 shipping). Plus, as a bonus, you will also receive an e-book so you can read it immediately.

NOTE: Only a very limited number of copies of the new edition of this popular guide have been published in print, and are available on a first come first served basis. The previous edition sold out, so if you would like to have a print copy of the new edition, we strongly suggest that you purchase it immediately.

You can earn back the price of the guide many times over your very first day in business. Plus this guide can help you start your own boutique business and open a clothing store much more quickly and profitably.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know about how to open a boutique and become a successful clothing store owner.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Boutique Owner takes you step-by-step though the crucial details you need to start a boutique business like choosing a location, ordering inventory,  setting your prices, and attracting customers - topics that are so important to your ultimate success. There's no other resource like this excellent guide."
- Jennifer James, Editor

"One of the keys to running a successful business is being prepared, and this guide is a vital part of your research. It will provide you with concrete guidelines, and a few strong opinions. It will let you gain insight from those who have already successfully done exactly what you will set out to do, and who have so generously shared their experiences."
- Debbra Mikaelsen,
Author and Fashion Industry Consultant

"Owning a boutique has been such a dream come true. I'm so glad I found the courage to do it."
- Beverly Michaelsen, The Wandering Wardrobe
Port Townsend, WA

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- Nadia Al Nahdi
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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"I just received the FabJob Guide to Become a Boutique Owner and the resources are wonderful."
Nikkie Hilliard

Upper Marlboro, MD

"This guide has been extremely helpful. I am so organized now that I have a guide to help me. It's like having a mentor walking you along the path to success. Awesome book that can help anyone with a dream become successful."
- Felicia Paul

Atlanta, GA

"I discovered Fabjob years ago and I have bought several guides to anything I thought I wanted to do. But this last time I bought the guide to my ultimate dream of owning my own clothing boutique for women. I used every ounce of information in getting my business started. Many people didn't know how I was going to do it or even believed that I could. But I did! I celebrated my 1 yr anniversay Feb 5th which means that I am now entering my 2nd year as a business owner. This year has been challenging but well worth it. I am now about to launch my online store and we are moving into a showroom from our retail location. Thank you for great guides that guide people into living their dreams."
- Shaundra Webb
Dinjii Boutique
Houston, TX


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