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How to Start A School Store – FAQ

Why choose to start a school store? There are many different reasons why schools and/or student councils start a school store. One of the most popular reasons is wanting a central location where students and community members can go to in order to purchase school spirit products in your school colors. Another reason is to  Continue Reading »

Use It or Lose It: How to Spend ‘Extra’ School Budget Funds

Some schools have a strict policy that all budgetary funds need to be used by the last day of school (aka ‘use it or lose it’). If your club or group is in this fortunate situation and has some money left in your budget, check out these ideas on how to spend those extra dollars.  Continue Reading »

What’s New? 10 Hot New Products from Anderson’s

It’s 2014! A new calendar year means there is only half a school year left. Even though your middle school students may view that fact as a positive thing, as a middle school educator we know you have a limited amount of time right now to finish lesson plans, motivate middle school students, and hand  Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Keep Your School Store Stocked for the Rest of the Year

Your school store is an important part of the school experience. The school store is a place full of school spirit, it is a teaching tool for student responsibility and organization, and it can bring in members of the community to support your school. Here are five ways to keep your school store going strong  Continue Reading »

5 School Store Must-Haves to Maximize Profits

School stores are a great way to increase student engagement and school spirit while making a profit. A big decision school store managers face is what to order. There are countless options for spirit wear,  school supplies, and novelty items to choose from for your store shelves. Here is a list of the top 5  Continue Reading »

6 Steps for Creating a Fantastic School Fundraiser

  Whether you are using your school store as a fundraising venue or you are planning, organizing, and executing a fundraiser outside of your school store, the goal is the same: to earn money for your school, team or organization. That means making a profit above and beyond what you put into the fundraising efforts.  Continue Reading »

How to Choose School Store Items Your Kids Will Love

Use this quick list to stock your school store with perfect supplies that maximize your profits and your kids will love. 1. Functional School Supplies School supplies include everything from pens, pencils, and erasers, to folders, organizers, and backpacks. Every school store needs these day-to-day essentials, especially in cool colors that students love. Better yet,  Continue Reading »

8 Tips for Managing a Successful School Store

If you’re getting ready to open a School Store in your high school, or re-vamp the one you have, these eight tips will help your store be profitable and rewarding. 1.     The Plan Start by creating a business plan. Better yet, have your school store manager create one. It can be simple or extravagant. You’ll want  Continue Reading »

How to Run a Successful School Store

If you’re getting ready to open a School Store, or re-vamp the one you have, these guidelines will help your store be profitable and rewarding. The Plan Start by creating a business plan. It can be simple or extravagant. You’ll want to calculate costs, potential profits, and outline a general plan of action. Location. Location.  Continue Reading »