Learn more about franchising opportunities with Scout & Molly’s and how you can become the owner of your own boutique!
If you have ever dreamed of owning your own boutique, working in the fashion industry or being able to work with the community, Scout & Molly’s is the right franchise for you!
Scout & Molly’s is a semi-absentee (part-time) business model for the owner that requires a dynamic experienced manager as well as a small team of associates. If you prefer to be at the forefront, rest assured you will get up each morning working towards a project with a purpose. Your very own boutique.
We offer a world-class franchise program and ongoing support to our franchisees that provides them with significant advantages over competitors. We have the relations required to carry top brands in our location as well as the support and tools to aid your success.
Several factors you should consider when deciding on a franchise opportunity:
Lisa Kornstein Kaufman credits her drive and nerve for bringing the dreams of owning a business to fruition. Like many, Lisa was initially hesitant and thought becoming an entrepreneur was unattainable due to the overwhelming amount of research and time it takes to start a business from the ground up.
Yet she followed her project with a purpose and in 2002 opened her first Scout & Molly’s. Lisa and her concept were welcomed by women who not only raved about the boutique’s ambiance, service, and merchandise, but who also inquired about how they could open their own Scout & Molly’s location.
Scout & Molly’s wants this to become a reality for more entrepreneurs by providing their franchisees with a proven system complete with support for inventory and purchasing control, training in technology and general retail operations, plus real estate and marketing assistance. Scout & Molly’s is a niche within the retail industry and is poised to be a national leader in the retail boutique industry, giving you the opportunity to own a fun, enjoyable and highly lucrative franchise! Now you can say your personal closet is 1,200 square feet!
No previous experience is necessary to qualify for a Scout & Molly’s franchise! Here’s an overview of the support you’ll receive as well as the franchise feel to expect. This information does not constitute an offer or the sale of a franchise.
Scout & Molly’s is completely dedicated to the success of its franchisees; therefore, each franchisee can expect consistent and ongoing support from the corporate office. As part of this support, the following services and training have been developed to assist in all operational aspects of each Scout & Molly’s franchise.
After you’ve signed your franchise agreement, your operations specialist will touch base with you to welcome you to the team. We’ll then schedule a meeting to talk again about our internal drive, the welcome packet, pre-opening checklist, and the resource center.
Our national team of leading retail site search brokers will review all factors to locate the best possible site for your location. An operations specialist will walk you through the welcome packet, the pre-opening checklist, and the resource center within days of you becoming a franchisee.
We collectively discuss the location’s design, the store-in-a-box package, franchisee furniture and fixture responsibilities, as well as the general contractor’s responsibilities.
The Scout & Molly’s buying team travels to regional and national apparel shows (“Markets”) held in different cities across the US. Here, our buyers source the best of the best in women’s clothing lines. With years of fashion buying experience, their established relationships with designers and sales reps across the country provide every boutique with top-selling styles in fashion’s hottest trends.
Scout & Molly’s will assist you with all supplies needed for the opening of your store.
Franchisees are trained and have access to our wholesale marketplace, an online platform that allows selection of the merchandise available in the franchisee’s territory.
All franchisees will be trained and provided with the documents necessary for staffing their shop. This will be explored in great detail during training week.
When you become a franchisee, training begins immediately. A member of the corporate team will initiate the relationship with a personal phone call to kick start this exciting process. Ongoing training will revolve around each boutique’s build-out, inventory, visual standards, marketing and advertising, and soft and grand openings. The week-long training program at Corporate will introduce new practices in addition to reinforcing policies and procedures. Ongoing field support will begin once the franchisee’s store has opened.
The Scout & Molly’s brand works with a dedicated marketing and advertising agency. These media buyers and marketing experts work closely with each franchisee to get the word out about every boutique. As our brand and merchandise continues to evolve in an ever-changing industry, our marketing partners also remain ahead of digital marketing trends to promote brand awareness in your target market and across the country.
A corporate representative will come to your store prior to your soft opening to ensure everything is ready to go for your big day.
Training doesn’t stop on the phone or after training week. The corporate team will be on the road ensuring each store and owner is meeting and exceeding expectations for success.
The Google Drive is where the owners and managers will be able to access all of the Scout & Molly’s tools. During the pre-opening phase, this is where the pre-opening checklist will be stored. It is the file storage place where you will be required to keep your store-specific documents current; and going forward, this is the place where we will share various resources with you.
The Discussion Board:
The centralized place where you can chat with other franchisees to share information and best practices.
We have established a corporate website at scoutandmollys.com that provides extensive information about the company. Each franchisee’s location will be featured on this website, and its geo-tagging functionality allows customers to find a boutique in a specific area. The website also serves as a tremendous marketing tool allowing franchisees to engage on social media platforms while promoting events.
Scout & Molly’s corporate has created a password-protected Resource Center for franchisees to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This online portal provides forms, documents, branded material, supplies, videos, social media images, marketing resources, and more. A forum to ask questions and share ideas with fellow owners and/or the corporate team is also available.
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Total Estimated Investment: Starts at $300,000.00
Royalty Fee: 5-6% of gross revenue per month.
Brand Development Fund: 1% of gross revenue for franchisee growth and development.
Scout & Molly’s is leaving its mark in big cities and small towns across the nation with its unmatched experience laced with the latest trends and sought after designs. Our team is dedicated to the success of its franchisees; therefore, each franchisee can expect consistent and ongoing support from the corporate office.
This includes but is not limited to:
Real Estate Broker Relationships
Real Estate Production Manager
Corporate Construction Project Leader
LOI & Lease Negotiation Assistance
Corporate Site Selection Assistance
Preliminary Plan & Schematic Drawing Creation & Review
Opening Inventory Assistance in conjunction with analytics
Hiring Your Team
Education on the essential Style Scout qualities
Job descriptions of your employees
Operations will assist in interviewing your candidates
Corporate will assist you in management and sales team training
Field Visits/Operational Reviews
Scheduled Conference Calls
Franchisee conference training
Our franchisees are provided assistance with all things marketing and advertising through the guidance and direction of Textivia for digital marketing and Powers for PR.
Your designated Account Executive will provide a tailored advertising plan and marketing education to ensure your Scout & Molly’s location is talked about and frequented long after your Grand Opening month.
Do you have an eye for fashion? Scout & Molly’s provides the opportunity to combine your passion for fashion and entrepreneurship in an excellent franchise opportunity! A few frequently asked question are: