The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running A Thrift StoreBook - 2010
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 (USA figures); 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 asHow 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.