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SMCo Thrift Virtual Workshop:

Managing in the Midst of Crisis​

On April 28th and 29th, SMCo Thrift will host its first ever virtual workshop aimed at helping you manage your thrift store in the midst of and following the crisis of COVID-19. Principles and strategies will be shared to help you Do Thrift Better in both the short and long run. Participants can join us from their homes or offices via Zoom to gather and learn with thrift operators from across the United States.

What You'll Learn

Expect to hear strategies regarding how to handle and move forward from COVID-19. Join a discussion on both practical steps, such as handling employees and receiving donations, as well as creative approaches, such as online sales.

Learn how to position your thrift store in this changing business environment and take advantage of this pause in business to develop other key components of your thrift operation. Walk away with practical steps to implement and improve your social enterprise.

Better Together

COVID-19 has affected us all and the best way to move forward is together. Learn how other thrift operators have been responding to this crisis regarding handling employees, communicating with different thrift audiences, finding creative ways to generate sales, and much more.

While this situation impacts us all differently, take an opportunity to ask questions as it pertains to your business environment. Let’s come together to learn how to address challenges and celebrate successes.

Schedule

Tuesday, April 28th

Join us early to start the day’s discussion and interact with other participants.

Introduction

  • Managing in the Midst of a Crisis
  • “I Wish”

Capturing Donations (With and Without People)

  • Importance & Value of Donations
  • Engaging Donors and Managing Their Fears

Alternative Business Models

  • Facebook Live Sales
  • Wholesale Operations

Ask questions from the day’s topics and get feedback from the SMCo Thrift team.

Wednesday, April 29th

Join us early to start the day’s discussion and interact with other participants.

Team Services

  • Navigating PPP
  • Rehiring Employees

Rebooting Your Thrift Operation

  • Training Employees
  • Thrift Best Practices

Future Expectations

  • Industry Trends
  • Handling Product

Ask questions from the day’s topics and get feedback from the SMCo Thrift team.