About Idiot’s Guides: Starting and Running a Thrift Store
A thrifty offering for the prospective thrift-store owner…
In economic times like these, thrift stores have seen a 35% increase in sales in 2008; so what better time to start one? While fairly cheap, it is complicated, however. Here, two experts cover the entire process, including such vital topics as how to: set up the store on a nonprofit basis; choose a location; get funding; get the word about donations of saleable items; recruit and manage volunteer staff; sort, price and recycle donations.
Practical, step-by-step approach to the process
Troubleshooting tips and best practices that really work
Funding by and partnering with community organizations