Step 2 - Getting Started
After assessing the potential market for a grocery store, it is important to consider the best store design to meet the grocery needs of the market. The attached document by Jon Bailey of the Nebraska Center for Rural Affairs, details four common business design models: Independent ownership, Community owned, Cooperatives, and School based.
This website, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides an overview of different types of business organizations.
This document, created by Jon Bailey of the Nebraska Center for Rural Affairs, details four common store organization models.
This document, shared by NetWork Kansas, is a helpful and comprehensive information guide to establishing a new store.
This document from the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs is a helpful reference that details considerations for starting a grocery store.
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When considering a community owned or cooperative framework, the Kansas Securities Commissioner recommends contacting their office for assistance with working through financial and legal concerns. The Invest Kansas Exemptions (IKE) information below provides important information.
Case Examples of Ownership Models:
A School Owned Store Success Story.