Non-Profit Opens Dollar Store Franchise

Franchise blogger and broker Joel Libava has an uplifting post about a local non-profit organization opening a dollar store franchise in order to provide training and jobs to the developmentally disabled.

According to Libava, the Grand Opening of the Just-A-Buck store was about more than making bucks, and it was the culmination of a group effort.  It seems that staff members of Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities {MR/DD} were exploring the franchise ownership model to help employ their workers. Anne Hach, the director of Key Entrepreneur Center at Cleveland Corporate College, directed them to the quarterly class franchise vet Libava teaches at the college.

Their attendance at the class led to a consulting relationship with Libava, who introduced them to the Just-A-Buck dollar store franchise offering based in New Windsor, New York. The Just-A-Buck franchise operation was ideal, since, according to Joel, “it requires several employees whose duties would include handling new product shipments, keeping the store’s shelves stocked, general cleaning, customer assistance, and even money handling.”

Steve Bakst, Just-A-Buck’s founder and president, was enthusiastic about awarding a franchise to a non-profit entity that will hopefully do well by doing good for years to come..

Read the full story here: Ground-Breaking Franchise Partnership Launched In Northeast Ohio

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