Webinars & Workshops
Keeping Groceries Alive:
Planning a Successful Business Transition
Thursdays at 1:30pm CT, January 28 – March 18
Free and open to grocers, prospective grocers and community stakeholders.
Registration opens early December.
For questions about this webinar series, please reach us at email@example.com.
Grocery stores are crucial businesses in rural communities: they serve as essential sources of healthy food; they drive local economies by creating jobs; and they provide space for community members to gather and connect.
When a grocery store closes, the community loses out. In order to maintain vibrant rural grocery stores over the long-term, grocers and communities must plan ahead.
This webinar series dives into the process of developing a successful business transition plan. Such plans are key for the financial security of grocery store owners — especially those nearing retirement. By planning for a smooth transfer of ownership, grocery stores can avoid sudden closure and continue meeting the needs of the communities they serve.
All webinars will be held on Thursdays at 1:30pm central using Zoom. Registration is free and opens early December.
January 28 Grocery Business Transition Planning: An Overview
February 4 Understanding Grocery Ownership Models
February 11 Preparing for Business Transition
February 18 Assessing Markets & Community Needs
February 25 Planning your Business
March 4 Funding the Transition
March 11 Recruiting Store Managers
March 18 Mastering Grocery Store Nuts & Bolts
Presented by the Rural Grocery Initiative, Kansas State Research and Extension, NetWork Kansas, the Kansas Rural Center, the Food Co-Op Initiative, and the Kansas Center for Business Transition. Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.