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Step 3 - Legal Requirements and Licensing

Once the type of organization for the local store is determined, specific legal criteria and licensing requirements can be identified. In the documents and links below, you will find guides to establishing a community owned store; a privately (independently) owned store; and a school based store. These “getting started” guides were created to provide a general process framework by NetWork Kansas.

Community Owned ModelIndependently Owned ModelSchool Based Ownership Model

 

 

Buying a Franchise

 

 

Buying a Franchise

This informational guide distributed by the Federal Trade Commission is provided to assist a potential buyer of a franchise with helpful information.

Kansas Licensing and Certification Guide

 

 

Kansas Licensing and Certification Guide

This guide, provided by the Kansas Department of Agriculture for this tool kit, provides a summary of licensing and certifications needed in Kansas.

 
Nebraska Resources for Starting a Business

Nebraska Resources for Starting a Business

This website, hosted by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Business Development Division, provides connections to the needed organizations for licensing.

Nebraska One-Stop Business Registration Information

Nebraska One-Stop Business Registration Information

This site, hosted through the Nebraska Secretary of State office, expedites business registration for Nebraska businesses.

IKE

 

Invest Kansas Exemption (IKE)

The Invest Kansas Exemption (IKE) is a project of the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner provided in order to remove some of the regulatory hurdles for small businesses based in Kansas. This is a suggested “first call” before talking with others about public financing arrangements.

Steps to Success for Rural Groceries

 

 

Steps to Success for Rural Groceries

Steps to Success is a document intended to assist a business owner or entrepreneur in their planning to open a business. Supported by NetWork Kansas, this tool provides a wealth of references and resources to assist with the launch of a small business.

NetWork Kansas

 

 

NetWork Kansas

In addition, NetWork Kansas can provide consultation services to help get you started.

 

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