ABOUT THE BOUTIQUE HUB
ABOUT THE BOUTIQUE HUB
WE CONNECT THE GLOBAL BOUTIQUE INDUSTRY, SO THAT BOUTIQUE OWNERS, WHOLESALE BRANDS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS CAN CONNECT, COLLABORATE, FIND THE PRODUCTS, THE EDUCATION, THE NETWORKING AND THE BIG PICTURE VISION THEY NEED TO SUCCEED!
FOR CONNECTION, EDUCATION, LIVE EVENTS, SPECIALTY COURSES, WHOLESALE MARKETPLACE, AND CONNECTION TO THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES YOU NEED DAILY TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS.
WHO DOES THE BOUTIQUE HUB SERVE?
Join our membership just for serious boutique owners like you to find expert training, vetted wholesale brands to shop, discounts on tools & supplies you use daily, and platforms built just for you to sell more products. We look at every angle of your business and find the tools you need to grow, so you can focus on what you do best daily.
We see look to the horizon, so you can keep focused on your goals.
WHO IS THE BOUTIQUE HUB FOR?
Join our membership just for serious boutique owners and trusted wholesale brands like you! While boutiques come to the Hub to find all of the tools they need to operate & grow their business daily, they also come to find the latest brands to carry in-store.
Connect with boutique buyers on the platform, at market with Hub signage, or at our own Hub events. And while you’re growing, use our expert training just for brands like you to enhance your operations & marketing.
WHO IS THE BOUTIQUE HUB BRAND MEMBERSHIP FOR?
Join our membership of thousands of boutique owners, and hundreds of wholesale brands, as a service provider. Share your business services, app, platform or tools with our retail and wholesale community to grow. We closely vet each member, both retail, wholesale and service provider to ensure that each member of our community is serious about business and what it takes to grow!
All Service Providers are highly vetted for the integrity of our industry, and must be approved for membership. Not all who apply will be accepted.
MEET THE BOUTIQUE HUB TEAM
FOUNDER, ASHLEY ALDERSON
Once upon a time, boutiques were elusive creatures that were difficult to find online. That’s when our Founder Ashley Alderson first started The Hub based on her desire to shop boutiques around the world, regardless of her rural location.
Hailing from North Dakota where her nearest shopping opportunity was over 300 miles away, she longed for a place online she could go to find and shop the boutiques she loved together in one place.
What happened next was pretty exciting.
Once launched, Ashley’s formal background in small business development and marketing began to foster a deeper community at the Hub. Ashley noticed that these owners she featured needed a greater voice in fashion, specialized coaching and training, and a central point to connect, collaborate, share tips and find tools to grow their businesses.
Today, Ashley passionately leads The Hub and it’s two sides of its platform, while still coaching and mentoring many boutique owners, and being an advocate for small businesses in fashion.
She is a wife, busy momma of 3, jewelry junkie, barrel racer, cancer survivor, speaker of sarcasm, and heart for those with a dream.
Beth is a longtime supporter of boutiques and small communities, which is why she is a perfect fit for her position. As one of the Hub's ``OG's``, Beth has seen it all & is the glitter glue that keeps it all together. This girl loves working behind the scenes, but when she isn't, you may see her breaking out into dance, drinking a margarita, or asleep if it's after 9pm.
Ben Holmen builds the digital tools that keep the Hub infrastructure running smoothly and is consistently making updates to the Hub website. When he’s not writing code you can find him hiking and biking the midwest.
Sara Burks has been in the boutique industry for over 20 years and has a Master’s in Business Administration. As The Boutique Hub’s Director of Education & Partnerships she will share her practical knowledge of the boutique business with Hub members. On top of her boutique experience, Sara is a rodeo coach, started a jewelry brand, is wife, and a mom of two girls.
For over three decades, Ed Olvera has dedicated his career to working in nearly every aspect of retail — from working in stock rooms, on selling floors, and in buying, to tackling planning, merchandising, marketing, and staying ahead of fashion trends, he’s done it all. Ed’s varied experience in the world of retail, coupled with his passion for forging lifelong connections with clients have allowed him to garner a deep understanding of the ins and outs of the boutique business. He's excited to be on our team!
Jessie is a rancher, western fashion influencer, and serves as Project Manager for The Hub. She spends her days curating fresh content for our website, directing new projects, and occasionally takes over our InstaStories for some fun live-feeds when she's out shopping her favorite boutiques. When she’s not busy working for The Hub, you’ll find her horseback, at Starbucks or practicing her golf game.
Is a creative writer and content creator who has spent 10+ years in the fashion industry as a runway and print model. Her background in communications and marketing, along with her modeling experience fits perfectly with her role creating and managing content as Director of Style at The Boutique Hub.
Meredith is our Trend & Podcast Editor here at The Hub and enjoys anything involving photography, art, and design! She also has a love for fashion, especially the boho-vintage vibe. She is currently going to school for Retail Merchandising, Management, & Marketing with a minor in Business.
Marisa Alderson is your go-to for all things Customer Service related. As a former boutique owner herself and one of the first members of The Hub, she’s excited to be a part of assisting the team and our members in this #boutiquecommunity
Former award-winning boutique owner and original member of the Hub, Shannon has a passion for all things social media and implementing it across our platforms. She also has a great background to make the connection from a former boutique owner’s point-of-view. Shannon is a wonderful mother of three children, avid pottery collector and lover of all things wine!
Kelly is the magical beancounter of the group! Responsible for all things accounting related, she keeps tabs on customer payments and issues, processes all internal Accounting items, and keeps everyone organized so the ship keeps sailing! As a former fashion consultant, she’s excited to complete the full circle of business operations.
Elizabeth is a college student majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Marketing. She handles the shipping at The Boutique Hub and is known for her organization and time management.
The Boutique Hub is for all boutique types, apparel, accessories, beauty, decor, and with all selling types from e-commerce, brick and mortar, mobile to social. We do require that all members have a legally operational business model including tax id and sales tax permit information. Models such as buy-in-groups are not allowed inside the Hub. We reserve the right to approve or deny any member as we see fit for the integrity of the community. Oh ya, and if you’re mean or don’t like to have fun, you’ll have to go.
If you sell wholesale goods to boutique retailers, we’d love to meet you! We are looking for brands with great reputations, that have been in business for at least 2 months’ time with the quality of their products tested so boutiques know what to expect! We take a firm stance against copy cat brands, so your original creativity should shine. Specifically, if you will ‘make anything’ for customers based on a google photo likely belonging to someone else….we’re not your community.
We get MANY requests to be a vetted service provider of the Hub, but are highly selective in who we partner with. Integrity, months in business, unique services or products, and proven track record are all considered in our terms of service. If you have an app, service, or tool for retailers, apply so we can get to know you and see if we’d be a match made in heaven.
We create new tips and trainings almost daily! We put all of these in our member’s training library, our blog, podcast, groups, and we’ll email you each week with updates! Want to see a training we haven’t created yet? Just ask!
We get it, life happens! You can cancel your monthly membership at any time! If you have an annual membership (which saves you $), you can cancel at that time, anything sooner will remove you from the community at that time. But remember, any discounts you have as a Hub member become void with industry service providers when membership is canceled!
COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION AT IT’S BEST!
HERE’S WHAT OUR COMMUNITY SAYS:
I just have to say...I don't even know where to begin to thank you for your help! I made January and February sales TODAY. In one day. I just can't even believe it. Thank you for your help in guiding me!!!
I am a HUB newbie and have gained so much from joining! THANK YOU for everything you guys put out here for us... just wish I'd found you sooner!
Just thought you should know you are one of the main reasons my business is killing it right now and I'm super grateful! No way I would have made all of these amazing contacts without the HUB! THANK YOU! It would be seriously impossible to keep up with all of the changes in the business without the HUB!
When I first joined the Hub I was making no more than $7 or $8k per month. I really thought I was going to have to close my doors. But GOD! We have steadily climbed and cleared over 43K this month!!! My mind is BLOWN!
This group has changed our wholesale game - THANK YOU!
LolaClaire is absolutely off the charts and it's all because of the Hub and the opportunities that have come from this amazing group. Our sales are up 752% from this last year!!
Celebrating crushing my sales goals and higher profit margins for February. An 8% increase in net sales compared to this month last year, $1,000 decrease and discounts which led to a 10% increase in profit margin. The only big change in my business? Mindset and smarter inventory decisions (focusing on investing in great transition pieces instead of waiting to purchase new inventory for spring)! More changes to come and can't wait to see how they will grow my business! So grateful for the Retail Bootcamp course!
I more then doubled my 2019 sales goals! Thank you Retail Bootcamp! I couldn't have crushed those numbers without y'all!! Thank you!
Just wanted to extend a big thank you from the whole team at MZ, we had a record number of wholesale applications after you featured us yesterday!
A PEEK INSIDE OF OUR COMMUNITY