Founded by Emily Benson, Boutique Training Academy’s commitment is to serve aspiring and established boutique entrepreneurs learn the most efficient and profitable ways to run and love their business.
My intention is to teach you retail fundamentals, the latest online marketing practices and help you hit new sales numbers you didn't think were possible!
You are busy and want to start learning immediately. I have an assortment of basic and niche boutique courses.
You want a community of boutique owners, live coaching support from me and experiences that are proven to change your life.
You're a serious boutique looking to streamline and scale. I offer high level 1:1 consulting to boutique brands scaling to $1M+ years.
This Online Course is what we consider a "level 1" course. It's the perfect next step for you if you have read my book, are thinking of opening a boutique in the next 3-6 months, or have been open for under a year and are struggling to make money in your boutique business.
Get read to pick product that sells, make money on selling your merchandise and have a huge tribe of fantastic customers!
This Online Course is what we consider a "level 2" course. It's perfect for you if you have taken Boutique Basics Bootcamp, OR have been open for 6+ months and are making $3,000-10,000 consistently in your boutique business.
I'm Emily Benson and it’s my personal goal to help more women achieve maximum success with their boutique businesses.
I've spent the past 15 years navigating the retail industry. First, as a merchant for major brands (think Abercombie and Fitch, Club Monaco & Henri Bendel) running million dollar fashion businesses. I did everything from design and product development to store merchandising and brand launches. You name it, I most likely know how to execute it (and #crushit!)
In 2011, I quit corporate to start my own mobile boutique, The Fashion Truck, one of the first of it's kind in the country. I quickly realized how different being a small business owner was from the 9-5 life and after a massive Truck-totaling accident, I knew something needed to change. Since the day I crashed my business, I've been on a path to figuring out how to be super successful in my boutiques(I added a brick and mortar!) and really happy in my life.
I opened Boutique Training Academy to help you implement cutting edge marketing strategies and simple systems in your boutique business to sustain, grow and expand with ease.
"I cannot express how grateful I am to have been able to work with Emily Benson. Together we have tripled my sales, and had to reset my sales goal 4 times in 6 months because I keep surpassing it.""
"I started to notice a slump. I couldn’t quite make my numbers work the way I wanted. So I hired Emily Benson and she has changed my whole business around. I’m really proud to say that Emily helped me grow over $50,000 in one month, yes, one month. So I’d like to ask you guys if you think that you can’t afford Emily, how can you afford NOT to hire Emily?"
"On my sideline is Emily Benson! She is just screaming go, go, go! She has taught me everything I need to know to be a successful businesswoman. I would not be where I am today without the Six Figure Blueprint and Emily Benson."
"I have been contemplating starting my own boutique for years and my friend suggested I speak with Emily based on her credentials and experience as an entrepreneur. I was so incredibly inspired!! "
Written by the award winning owner of The Fashion Truck, Emily Benson, The Ultimate Boutique Handbook is a comprehensive, easy to follow guide of how to open a boutique of your own. Emily's 12+ years of experience in the retail world will be passed on to you through stories and advice on how to deal with the ups and downs in the start up and operation of your boutique. This is the only book in the world that will give you the full details on how to open a mobile retail shop, from build out to scheduling. After reading this guide, you'll have the knowledge and the confidence to build the store of your dreams!
Available on Amazon.
"My boutique needed a little extra push and I needed the extra push. I’ve been watching Emily for the past year and I kept telling myself “next time” whenever this course came up. I was on the fence for so long and this past round I told myself “no more next time” and I signed up. After completing this course and the growth I’ve seen just in the past few weeks, I’m thinking “why didn’t I do this a year ago?!” I missed out on a a whole year of growth! My mindset is so much better - I stopped being so negative and focused less on the money. I’m even opening a 2nd mini location! "
"I am so excited to share that I broke the six figure mark in less than 4 months in business!!!! ... I'm so excited about the potential for Haven!!!"
"I hired Emily after being a top seller in a well known direct sales fashion company. Starting a boutique has been totally different and I paid her to bypass the money lost figuring it out myself. She has taught me everything. We went to the apparel show in Atlanta in August together and she showed me her method of shopping. I’m happy to say that everything we bought has sold out and I’m having my biggest sales months of the year!"
Known for her no nonsense approach and bold teaching style, Emily mixes boutique strategies to help you grow your business, and interviews with experts to teach to you improve your life outside your store.