The Great Customer Experience: The New (Old) Strategy for Franchise Success

2017-12-06T11:58:49+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

How brick and mortar franchises, competing in a digital world, can go beyond customer service to offer a customer experience that builds brand loyalty and drives foot traffic. By Deirdre Shaw and Brenda Maready, as seen in Franchising World Magazine. As seen in Franchising World Magazine | Click to [...]

Reinvention By Pursuing a Passion: Success Story

2017-12-06T11:40:58+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Originally published by Next Avenue, as seen on Forbes.com. Excerpt below, read entire article here. By Gary M. Stern, Next Avenue ContributorFrom Teacher to Boutiques Franchise Co-OwnerYou might call the career switch of Brenda Maready, now 73 and anything but retired, a bit of Monkee business.Maready, of Winston Salem, N.C., began her career teaching fifth grade in [...]

Monkee’s announces new location to open in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina!

2017-11-28T17:33:00+00:00 November 28th, 2017|

MONKEE’S OF MOUNT PLEASANT, AN UPSCALE LADIES BOUTIQUE, WILL CELEBRATE THEIR GRAND OPENING IN SPRING 2018. NOVEMBER 2017 – Monkee’s of Mount Pleasant, an upscale ladies boutique that features designer shoes, clothing and accessories will open in Spring 2018. The store is located at 1421 Shucker Circle, Suite 1114 in the new Oyster Park [...]

Monkee’s of Charlotte’s Six Must-Haves for Fall

2017-09-07T12:55:37+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

Read more at: The Charlotte Weekly While there are still a few warm weekends left before we say goodbye to summer, Monkee’s of Charlotte is already saying hello to fall. The style gurus at Monkee’s are starting to welcome next season’s most popular trends – as in literally unpacking the boxes. This means you don’t [...]

Fashion: 6 Style Trends to Try this Fall

2017-09-07T12:51:56+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

The mornings are cooler, the school buses are rumbling in the neighborhoods and our coffee cravings are starting to shift from iced to hot. That must mean fall is on its way! It’s time to talk fall style trends to try this season. We spoke with the style gurus at Monkee’s to get their take [...]

Mother and daughter ‘mompreneurs’ share their favorite Columbia places

2017-05-12T16:01:02+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

BY JANET JONES KENDALL When 27-year-old Taylor Stocker graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in fashion and retail management, she approached her mother, Judy Miller, about opening an upscale boutique in Columbia. Miller jumped at the suggestion and the pair opened Monkee’s of Columbia, a franchisee of the North Carolina-based company, [...]