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The Complete Idiot's Guides to Starting and Running a Thrift Store

Book Description

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.

- A practical, step-by-step, approach to the process
- Troubleshooting tips and best practices that really work
- Funding by and partnering with community organizations