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Old 12-23-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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A garage sale would be a good way to get you used to running a secondhand store. After that, it's not that different from running any other business. Know your customers and advertise properly.
That is also a good idea. Thank you.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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There are some hoops to jump through to become a non-profit. I believe you'll need a board of three or more. Most states have a second-hand dealer's license that you'll need to get. That requires fingerprints, background check, etc. Then there are city and (possibly) county occupational licenses to obtain. Having the wrong zoning for your location is a common way to be denied for these. And of course you'll have to get set up with the state to collect sales tax.
That does worry me. Thank you for letting me know.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:38 PM
 
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And lets not forget a IRS tax number.




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Nope, can't forget that..
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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Would it be possible to be a for-profit with a partnership with a non-profit/charity?
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:15 PM
 
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That would be a regular corporation that donates its profits. Nobody will ever try to stop that.
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