Kid’s Closet Connection, the Nation’s Fastest Growing Children’s Consignment Sale, Welcomes New Franchise Owner, Ashley Boock
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Kid’s Closet Connection, the Nation’s Fastest Growing Children’s Consignment Sale, Welcomes New Franchise Owner, Ashley Boock

Kid's Closet Connection expands to Columbia, Mo. Kid's Closet Connection offers a proven and profitable business model to savvy moms who understand just how profitable children's consignment franchises can be.

Columbia, MO, May 14, 2012 - ( - A treasure trove of like-new children’s clothing and toys can be found in nearly every household. Kids consignment sales, like Kid’s Closet Connection, continue to explode in popularity as more families sell gently used items through consignment to supplement income and buy children’s items at up to a 90% savings over retail to stretch their budgets. It is no wonder that Kid’s Closet Connection’s proven and profitable franchise model is attracting business savvy moms like Ashley Boock, one of the company’s newest franchise owners.

Before having a child in 2010, Ashley Boock didn’t know children’s consignment sales existed. Always on the lookout for a good deal, it wasn’t long before she attended her first sale and was hooked. Encouraged by friends, some who are investment advisors, Boock contacted Kid’s Closet Connection. Within a week, this busy mother was a KCC franchise owner covering Boone, Randolph and Howard counties. Boock held her first sale in Columbia, Missouri, May 9-11, 2012 at the Knight’s of Columbus Hall.

Boock has a background in customer service and continues to work full-time as a consumer loan processor. She admits the idea of owning her own business never occurred to her. But after shopping at her first Kid’s Closet Connection consignment sale, it made sense. And it makes sense to dozens of other Kid’s Closet Connection franchise owners across the U.S. Kid’s Closet Connection is the franchise opportunity of choice for business-savvy moms who understand how profitable kids clothing consignment is.

Moms embrace the idea of recycling their like-new children’s items as a way to help financially support their families. What mom hasn’t spent money on a toy that now sits unused and basically brand new? What about the outfit still hanging in the closet with the tags still on it? The Kid’s Closet Connection consignment franchise is based on the universal truth that kids grow out of clothes and toys long before moms feel like they got their money’s worth.

Owning a recession-resistant business and being your own boss are dreams shared by many Kid’s Closet Connection franchisees. “Our franchises are profitable in markets across the country. Our franchise owners enjoy owning a business that can thrive under any circumstances. In good and bad times, moms are always looking for ways to stretch their budgets. And every mom wants to dress their kids in quality clothes, and buy like-new toys, furniture and other accessories at consignment sale prices,” explains Sharon Smitka, Founder, and Managing Director of Kid's Closet Connection.

Kid's Closet Connection’s franchise model fits perfectly into any lifestyle and offers the flexibility moms need to accommodate family schedules, activities and even a full-time job. “Kid’s Closet Connection is amazing and the entry cost was a third of other kids consignment sale franchises. Everything is right here for you so you don’t have to spend time creating systems, documents, procedures and materials from scratch—even down to their proprietary point of sale (POS) system. There is a great training program that truly prepares you, so much so that it’s easily manageable with my full-time job,” states Boock.

If Boock’s first sale gives an indication, her future as a Kid's Closet Connection franchise owner is bright and lucrative. Community response from consigners is strong. Boock had over sixty families participate as a consignor at her first sale. Boock has already set an October date for her fall consignment event.

If you’re interested in a children’s consignment business career, see why Kid’s Closet Connection is the best choice for you. Want to buy top quality children’s clothing, toys and accessories at a fraction of retail price? Locate an upcoming sale near you. Visit to learn more.

About Kid’s Closet Connection

Sharon Smitka left her career in retail, resale and direct marketing to raise her daughters and she quickly saw the value of stretching a dollar and the community response to consignment sales. Sharon and her husband, Chris, started Kid's Closet Connection as seasonal, semi-annual, independent children's consignment sales in 2004. The Smitkas still own and operate the bi-annual sale at the Convention Center in Overland Park, KS. KCC has become one of the fastest-growing, best franchises to own in North America today.


Kid's Closet Connection

Sharon Smitka
913 488 1961




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