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Johanna Zlenko

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Luxury Clothing Store Franchise Founder, Johanna Zlenko, Dives Into The Booming Resale Industry

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When Johanna Zlenko founded her luxury clothing store franchise, she had no idea that one day she'd dive headfirst into the burgeoning resale industry. In this podcast, she shares her thoughts on the resale industry and why it's such a hot commodity right now.  Visit The Closet Trading Company Website: https://www.tctcfranchise.com/ Tired of your job? Thinking of starting or buying a business? Take our Biz Quiz to filter through over 10,000 business opportunities today! https://www.vettedbiz.com/quiz-test/ Need help finding the right franchise?  Click here: https://www.vettedbiz.com/franchise-search/ 00:00 Introduction   00:56 Q&A – What prompted you as a freshman to get into business?   04:06 Q&A – Who was buying? The locals or other students?   04:37 Q&A – How were you managing school and then running this business?   05:43 Q&A – When did you move out of the original space?   07:13 Q&A – How did you decide like why not raise some capital and keep opening stores instead of the franchising approach?   09:52 About the second-hand luxury goods industry   13:31 Q&A – What are some pros and cons for both models?   16:21 Q&A – Is the customer only able to buy what is in its immediate area or is there a network effect?   17:13 Q&A – For someone interested to get into this space: How much money do they need?    18:20 Q&A – How is the franchisee making money?   19:55 Q&A – How is the employment structure?   21:04 Q&A – How is it with the labor crunch?   23:52 Q&A – Where are you looking to grow?   26:16 Concluding Thoughts  #LuxuryClothingStoreFranchiseFounder #JohannaZlenko #DivesIntoTheBoomingResaleIndustry #FranchiseFindings If you are looking for more information, you can connect with us through our networks: https://www.vettedbiz.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/vettedbiz/ https://www.facebook.com/vettedbiz https://www.tiktok.com/@businessandfranchiseinus


7 Oct 2022

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Disrupting Traditional Retail Apparel with Premium Resale Concept with Johanna Zlenko

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In this episode, Don interviews Johnna Zlenko. She is the CEO of The Closet Trading Company, a luxury resale and consignment brand with five brick-and-mortar locations and an e-commerce platform. TCTC specializes in the resale of authentic ladies' designer clothing and accessories.Johnna talks about her experience in franchising. After her college graduation she had already opened two stores in California and she continues to open more stores. She also emphasizes the importance of finding good mentorship to help shape your business and forecast challenges.  Learn More About Johanna Zlenko Linkedin Facebook Instagram Website Email: Johanna@theclosettradingco.com Stay Connected with Don Burdge Website LinkedIn Twitter Facebook About My Company StoryA Podcast for business owners by business owners. Each Episode will explore the challenges business owners face and how they’ve overcome them.


11 Nov 2020

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JennieGirl's Closet Conversations - Reselling, Consignment and Styling with Jennie Walker

Jennie Walker, owner of JennieGirl's Closet, a resale and styling company and co-owner of Walker/Viden Luxury Consignment in Pasadena, California speaks with Johanna Zlendo, the CEO of The Closet Trading Company, a chain of consignment/resale stores based on California.

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12 Sep 2020

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1403: Executing on Your Ideas and Dreams with Johanna Zlenko Founder and Owner of The Closet Trading Company

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Johanna Zlenko is the founder of The Closet Trading Co., an upscale consignment boutique based. Johanna founded this brand while a freshman at University of California Santa Barbara, grew the brand to 4 successful locations, and is now looking to expand nationally. “we are our own worst enemy. We tell ourselves we are not enough, capable enough, knowledgeable enough, outgoing enough, strong enough, smart enough. But the truth is that everyone feels that way at one point or another. And to succeed as entrepreneurs we have to push through those doubts. We have to get up, get dressed, put on a brave face even when we don’t feel like it because at the end of the day like I said the people who make it, the people that succeed are the ones who actually execute on their dreams, on their ideas”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-7hy


5 Dec 2019

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