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Old 13th September 2008, 03:05 PM   #11
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After 21 years as an educator, I have decided to go out on my own and would love to open a teacher supply store. The closest one to where I live is over an hour away. I would love ideas from anyone who has experience in this area. Thanks! Teresa

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Old 1st February 2009, 04:17 AM   #12
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My best friend and I are both elementary teachers and although, we love our students, the "rat race" of administration, the state department, and No Child Left Behind have stressed us out and made us reevaluate our current employment. Since both of us hold a degree in Elementary Education we felt as though our employment opportunities were limited so we decided to make it work in our favor. Our community has no teacher supply store and the nearest is an hour away. Sooooo, we have decided to use our expertise in a business that we feel we can't go wong in...Educational Supply! Who knows what teachers want better than 2 Teachers.

In saying all that we know what we want to do but can't find out details on how to start! I know we must formulate a business plan but I would like some sort of IDEA of what goes into creating a Teacher Supply Store??? What is the upfront cost, how many publishers should we carry, what about Educational tradeshows, could we run it; after school on weekdays, open weekends, and all summer so one of us could keep our teaching job? These are just some of the questions that I would like to know before even writing a business plan. If someone who either has a business like this or who knows this venue could please help, we would be very appreciative!

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Hello BandE

The idea of seting up your business is very good and you cannot go wrong in the field od education . One option is to set up an online store and offer your products for sale on line and you can tie up for delivery of the goods with any vendor . this way you can sell it at many websites good exposure no time limitations. Read my articles on teacherswallet.com . there are good sites thru which you can promote and sell and they charge on sales.

go thru them and do let me know any further queries
wish you a great success
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Old 17th February 2010, 11:15 AM   #13
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I will try and email you so be looking for it. I will keep checking back to the posts so keep in touch and we can try and work together on this idea.

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I didnt realize that so many of us are on the same page. One of my friends and I are also wanting to open up a school store. We need help getting started.

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Old 29th May 2011, 11:51 AM   #14
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My best friend and I are both elementary teachers and although, we love our students, the "rat race" of administration, the state department, and No Child Left Behind have stressed us out and made us reevaluate our current employment. Since both of us hold a degree in Elementary Education we felt as though our employment opportunities were limited so we decided to make it work in our favor. Our community has no teacher supply store and the nearest is an hour away. Sooooo, we have decided to use our expertise in a business that we feel we can't go wong in...Educational Supply! Who knows what teachers want better than 2 Teachers.

In saying all that we know what we want to do but can't find out details on how to start! I know we must formulate a business plan but I would like some sort of IDEA of what goes into creating a Teacher Supply Store??? What is the upfront cost, how many publishers should we carry, what about Educational tradeshows, could we run it; after school on weekdays, open weekends, and all summer so one of us could keep our teaching job? These are just some of the questions that I would like to know before even writing a business plan. If someone who either has a business like this or who knows this venue could please help, we would be very appreciative!

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BandE
Just wondering did BandE ever open up the teacher supply store? I am in the same boat and I was curious if the idea became a reality.

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Old 20th July 2011, 02:19 PM   #15
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Default Teacher Store Franchise Opportunitiy

Our company, Educators Resource, is the leading wholesale distributor in the teacher supply industry. We have a program called The School Place with over 100 stores that works just like a franchise (but it is technically not a franchise because we do not charge fees and royalties). To receive free information, fill out our inquiry form at www.SchoolPlace.com/SUBH. Thanks ! Jack Summersell

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Old 28th January 2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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I see it has been three years or so into your venture. How did that work out? I am wanting to do the same thing and need some advice. I can't stand the data driven charts and the testing, testing, testing - but I still want to be involved in school and with children. Help will be appreciated.
Patricia

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