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The Complete Idiot's Guides to Starting and Running a Thrift Store by Ravel Buckley, Carol Costa

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Chapter 7
Establish Basic Business Practices
In This Chapter
◆ Determining your store hours
◆ Organizing your sales procedures
◆ Establishing inventory control
◆ Training your store personnel
It is up to you to set up a basic plan for the day-to-day operation of your store. Don’t worry—this plan can be changed any time you feel it is not working for you. These are simply guidelines that you will use to open and close your store each day, handle sales, and a number of other things related to managing a thrift store.
Some of these procedures will have to be set before you start staffing your store with volunteers or employees. That’s because people want to know what time they need to report to work and what time they can leave work. You will also ...

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