Start Your Dream Boutique Business
And create the freedom and life that allows you to do what you love most.
WELCOME TO BOUTIQUE BASICS BOOTCAMP!
The Boutique Basics framework allows you to build a boutique from the ground up, without all the guesswork and google-ing, so you can stop dreaming and start selling.
Have you always dreamed of opening a boutique?
Let’s get your boutique startup moving faster with expert guidance, peer support and best-in-breed tools.
Launching a boutique business requires a comprehensive plan. Boutique Training Academy specializes in education and personalized consulting for the boutique business owner. We’ve created a one-of-a-kind program which combines individual consulting services with online education over the course of 6 months. You’ll learn to build a marketing plan, operations plan, define your niche and choose the right product mix.
But before you scroll down,
Is this you?
YOU'RE A NEW BOUTIQUE OWNER INTERESTED IN OPENING A STORE...
You love clothes, home goods, baby or kids items, but you just don't know where to start.
The full time job at school, the office, the hospital or home has you exhausted and feeling unfulfilled. You know there is more for you.
But watching YouTube videos, joining every free Facebook group and "big boutique owner" has you second guessing yourself.
All the "advice" you've been getting feels overwhelming, and it seems like every boutique owner has taken a different path.
Your fear of failure is starting to take over your ideas and excitement, meanwhile you wonder if the market is already too saturated with boutiques.
(The size of those groups makes you think there's no room for you too.)
You're exhausted trying to piece together all the elements of opening, and wish someone would just tell you exactly what the steps are to having a thriving boutique.
You are frustrated that starting a boutique feels hard, and you wish it could just be easy.
You're worried what friends and family will think when you start posting photos of yourself in clothes and jewelry.
You see little boutiques popping up in garages all over town and panic that there's not enough room for you too.
You see huge boutiques with warehouses and wish you knew their secrets.
Maybe you're open and feel like the only people who will ever buy from you are the people in your life already?
I know this:
You have a vision of a beautiful boutique and are simply tired of waiting for it to happen.
Maybe you need some professional training too.
Hi friend, I'm Emily!
For the past 5 years, I've been educating and consulting with brick and mortar, online and mobile retailers utilizing a groundbreaking new training methodology.
I have over 17 years merchandising background with Abercrombie & Fitch, Club Monaco and Henri Bendel, followed by launching one of the first mobile fashion trucks in the nation.
As the founder of Boutique Training Academy, one of the top retail educational platforms for boutique owners, I'm the secret behind so many of those million dollar boutique businesses you see online.
What if you could have the kind of success these boutique owners have?
Anyone can start a boutique, but not everyone is guaranteed success.
If you're ready to have the boutique business you've been dreaming of, then Boutique Basics Bootcamp is the perfect next step for you.JOIN TODAY
"I'm so grateful to work with Emily. Together we have tripled my sales and I continue to grow beyond my wildest dreams."
Lex Nevin, Dressed in LaLa
"I waited way too long to begin working with Emily Benson. And now that I have... I recommend no one wait."
Erin Craft, 3 Willows Boutique
"I hired Emily to avoid making all the 'beginner mistakes' when switching from a direct sales company to boutique."
Jill Vadnie, Dakota Flora Boutique
Boutique Basics Bootcamp is the ONLY program designed specifically for new and startup boutique owners. Created by successful fashion entrepreneur, Emily Benson, you’ll learn the strategies and tactics you need to launch a boutique business with real profit margins. This is the only entry level training course offering proven expertise and detailed workbooks at an affordable price.
You should take this class if you’re wondering:
- How can you feel more positive about your business launch?
- How can you identify your ideal customer niche and is it important?
- How can you create loyalty and increase conversions?
- How can you create a product assortment that sells?
- What every boutique should do (or not do!) on social media to be successful?
- How much inventory do you need to launch and then keep as you grow?
If you answered yes and you’re starting out or have been in business and sales are less than $3000/month, Boutique Basics Bootcamp is for you!
We’re here to help your boutique business grow at an unstoppable rate.
Tiffany H., Online Boutique
Boutique Basics Bootcamp is the best investment you can do for yourself with Emily! Emily will tell you the truth and challenge your thinking process about boutique ownership!!! Simply the best...
Jen D., Brick & Mortar Boutique
But the biggest success is that I get the keys to my B&M tomorrow!!! It’s right in downtown Glens Falls, NY, exactly where I wanted to be!!! It’s all happening so fast. Can you say MOMENTUM. When things are aligned it’s amazing how everything just takes off.
Let's spend the next 6 months together creating a boutique business that makes you money.
Recently, I decided to completely turn this course upside down. I've been teaching Boutique Basics Bootcamp as a 6-7 week online course since 2017. But what happens to you after that short amount of time? Frankly, I don't always know!
What I do know is that the high quality support my team and I can provide for your new boutique business is unmatched in the boutique consulting space. So let's hang out in Boutiqueland for even longer- six whole months!
Now, when you sign up for Boutique Basics Bootcamp, you'll get the course that over 900 new boutique owners, just like you, have already been through. You'll get six months of group coaching calls, Shopify trainings, a support group and so much more. If you have a question or a struggle, it's going to get answered in a way where you feel supported and aligned so the solution works for you.
In Boutique Basics Bootcamp you'll learn:
Taking Back Your Time
Ease into the course our first week together
Introduce yourself and be welcomed into our warm & uplifting Boutiqueland group
Learn to look at your time each day in an entirely new way
Stop doing what's not moving the needle in your life and business ASAP
Mindset and Motivation
Why you need a BIG WHY to create brand messaging that matters
Identifying your personal money story for deep transformation
How to throw out the thoughts that aren’t serving your success
What you need to create a personal, daily mindset practice that serves your highest self
Your Ideal Customer
Who do you think you want to serve?
Why do they need you in their life every week?
What can you offer to them to keep them coming back and buying from you?
Your Product Assortment
How to create an assortment that sells
Why your pricing structure matters and how to develop a structure that matches your ideal customer's expectations
Create a product sourcing strategy that saves you time and money
Your Operations Plan
What kind of boutique will you be and what implications on set up does that mean?
Mega simplified definitions of all the confusing accounting, tax, insurance and licensing terms you need to know.
What must your website have on it to turn lookers into buyers?
Your Marketing Plan
Why doing every social media is killing your sales
How to keep customers visiting you and BUYING from you!
Why you must get comfortable on video and how to convert viewers to buyers
Boutique Launch Plan
How much inventory do you need to launch and then keep as you grow?
Why being consistent in your marketing plan is the key to making money
How to hold the long term vision for your boutique’s success when others may doubt you
AFTER THE MODULES
So Much Support!
Private Facebook group with group accountability and support
Bi-weekly group coaching calls
Bi-Monthly Q & A sessions
Monthly Shopify training calls
Current Trend reports and forecasts
Curated Vendor lists
How to Shop at Market and LA Mini Courses
How to Grow Your Audience Webinar
Alexia, Online Boutique
As a first time boutique owner and after just crossing the 1-year mark, I felt like I needed to work on fine tuning a few different aspects of my business. When I saw there was going to be a Boutique Basics Bootcamp course, I jumped at the opportunity! During the course I began implementing some things Emily and her team discussed and wow! My business almost doubled in sales from what I had seen in the months prior. Emily & her coaches truly know what they’re talking about! I took something away from absolutely every aspect of this course – the importance of mindset work was life changing. I will be a lifelong follower of Emily – it has already made all the difference in my boutique!
If you're struggling in Boutiqueland, we've got you!
Boutique Basics Bootcamp is a comprehensive program for new (and new-ish) Boutique Owners looking to make money in their business and have balance in their life.
Staying up late searching the web for the "best strategies" and "secrets to success" can be over. You're answers are here in this program.
Our intention for you is to have a boutique business that is both fun and profitable, based in a plan of action and momentum. Fear of failure? Fear no more.
Meet the Coaches!
Ariane comes to Team Emily with over 20 years experience in the fashion and retail industry. Ariane and Emily first met working at Henri Bendel in New York City as part of the Jewelry and Accessories team. Ariane is also a former brand consultant working with jewelry brands on creating cohesive assortments as well as educating designers on how to approach retailers.
Having taken Six Figure Blueprint herself, Ariane knows the value of the course and the changes it can bring to both your business and your mindset. Bringing her keen eye for spotting emerging trends and designers, Ariane is so excited to share decades of experience in retail with all of you!
After 32 years as a hair stylist and salon owner, Stacey was ready to hang up her styling sheers. The job was taking a toll on her and while she knew was a fantastic hair stylist, she knew that it wasn’t her true passion.
After working with Emily for several years, she has a successful hair salon AND boutique, The Studio Salon Spa & Boutique in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She is proof that you don’t have to stay stuck where you are even after three decades in a career.
Stacey is passionate about breathing love, hope, and encouragement into others. Her motto is to “never lose hope” and is so excited to bring her passion to Team Emily as a coach.
Andrea's background in retail spans the last 13 years working part-time in high-end retail for a luxury handbag company. After graduating with her Masters in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in 2018, she knew her career in corporate security was stifling her creativity and her desire to help others.
Andrea has served as Emily's brand manager for the last two years and has immersed herself in Boutiqueland, specifically focusing on the social media and e-Commerce. Over the last year, she has helped many boutiques and small businesses create and manage their Shopify accounts and is excited to share what she has learned with you!
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What is Boutique Training Academy?
Boutique Training Academy is an online education company that has proven results in successfully training and affecting change in new and established retailers. We were one of the first true merchandising and education experts in the new age of boutique consulting industry, and we strive to be different than what's offered anywhere else. Here’s what truly sets us apart:
Experience. Our founder, Emily Benson, has 17 years merchandising background with Abercrombie & Fitch, Club Monaco and Henri Bendel, followed by launching one of the first mobile fashion trucks in the nation. She has spent the past 6 years educating and consulting with brick and mortar, online and mobile retailers utilizing a groundbreaking new training methodology.
Approach. The basis of Emily’s holistic approach to boutique coaching and education is that you are capable of anything. “You cannot have a successful business with a busted mindset.” It’s impossible to separate your personal health and wellness from your business success. When working for yourself, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re envisioning your dreams, pacing yourself, meditating and operating your business with a well thought out plan. When you join Boutique Basics Bootcamp, we'll walk you through 6 course modules, including marketing, business and operations. You’ll have the additional benefit of 12+ hours of group coaching to jumpstart your career alongside detailed training workbooks and videos.
Team. Emily's compiled a team of incredible women business owners-turned-coaches to support you on this journey. Each is highly experienced in the specifics of launching and running a boutique, and trained in our BTA "Mindset-Margins-Marketing" methodology. Combined, our team has about 74 years of retail and boutique experience. All ages, locations and life situations, they are here to be another voice, virtual hug and kick in the butt you need to overcome the blocks that are holding you back.
Results. Let’s face it. Results matter. Emily’s Fashion Truck hit six figures of sales in its first year of business. Boutique Training Academy has had over 900 new boutique owners not only love the course, but have changed the course of their business from it. You'll see past graduates freely chiming in on social media to talk about the course has changed their life and encouraging others to sign up.
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