About the Founder
A founder who is passionate about fashion and building business…
Betsey Gamble has always had an innate talent and love for fashion. But living in a small rural town in Eastern Indiana, she found she had to travel 45 minutes to the nearest major retail shopping area. Not an easy task for a mom of three boys.
Realizing so many women faced the same dilemma, Betsey had a vision of opening a women’s clothing store closer to her hometown.
At the time, she was on a career path to become a respiratory therapist. But in May 2011, after a conversation about her dream with her husband, Trent, Betsey saw a vacant store for sale and saw the chance to fulfill her ambition of opening her own store – and Betsey’s Boutique Shop was soon launched in downtown Rockford, Ohio.
Betsey ran the store single-handedly at first, but has since grown to include a full team of full- and part-time sales associates plus numerous e-commerce staff members. She also opened additional company-owned boutique locations.
Today, Betsey devotes much of her time to meeting with manufacturers to find unique, fashion-forward items that differentiate Betsey’s Boutique Shop from the competition. She has become well respected in the industry, and has been able to negotiate private labeled items to be made available exclusively for the Betsey’s Boutique Shop brand.
Betsey’s passion for fashion and for small business development has never waned, and today she is exited to offer motivated people just like her the opportunity to own and grow their very own Betsey’s Boutique Shop fashion franchises…