Stage 3 – Implementation
Jake Schlachter & Stuart Reid, Food Co-op Initiative With guest panelists: Laura Theis, Idaho's Bounty Laura Hanson, Stone's Throw Market Shannon Ousley, Frontier Co-op
When should you think about hiring? What should you look for? How to set up an accountable and empowering relationship? How to decide when hiring a project manager is worth the investment? (potential savings in time and money and more effective organizing)
How and when to work with a store designer? What is a preliminary design and why do you need one? What store equipment will you need and how much will it cost?
Learning objectives: can delineate the GM's duties before and after the store opens are clear on desired GM qualifications how to recruit, screen and select a candidate through a professional hiring process
Learning objectives: the basics of branding -- it's more than just your store's logo what is meant by "target market" and why it is important to reach multiple segments