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001757803 | Government Grant Application

Sushis Thrift LLC | Application Preview

  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: 001757803

    Location: Westfield, MA, United States

    Length of Operation: 1-5

    Number of Employees: 1-10 Employees

    Annual Gross Income: Less than $100k

    Annual Gross Expense: Less than $100k

    Open to Loans: NO

  • Funding Usage

    My biggest expense items will be gondola shelving (as even used are expensive), a pos system and a soft play area for children, if funding is leftover, will update from a vinyl banner to a store sign!

  • Business Plan

    Storage units, estate sale buy outs and more never end! Stuff is thrown out and not repurposed. I want to make affording quality items easier and to repurpose items that will have a new life in a new home. With the cost of living growing, the urge to save does too! Thrifting has been becoming the new trend with younger generations and growing in popularity with the older generations. It’s loved by all, young and old. As I get my name out there as the quality taken care of items, a pleasant- stress free environment, but be affordable to our growing communities. I want to grow and be the store that has something for everyone and to expand to carry a larger inventory over the years. As this store will out grow itself, I want to expand and grow to more cities as the family friendly thrift store with something for everyone! I believe that there’s a customer for everything. Be it craft items, a designer, a vintage lover, someone that just bought a house and needs furniture, a fresh- married couple looking to fill their home, an elder looking for a special nik-nak to fill that empty shelf, or someone looking for a last minute gift…. I will make their experience, in my store a lasting one. While saving and shopping on a budget, I can make my community thrive and make wonderful connections with the people around. Helping the earth by decreasing waste, helping my community by making my inventory be clean, yet affordable at thrift store prices, and be the go-to store for all needs. My store will offer a child soft play area where it’ll be in center and within reach for mothers and fathers alike, and have an accessible nursing room. As a mom of 5, trying to manage children while shopping can be a hassle and cuts most trips short. As a nursing mom, many trips end up being in the car nursing and not returning back. About 90% of shopping is done by me (just like most stay at home moms and working moms alike I’ve come across) and if those necessities would be offered in stores, shopping would be a lot less of a hassle and rush, but more of a visit to a favorite staple store.

  • Self Identified Competition

    Salvation Army- they accept donations and sell off only donated goods. I have inventory that I choose to bring, I see the inventory I am buying and can base it off my customer wants and needs. Most of the store sells clothing, but my store will have a smaller portion for clothing and a bigger portion for all other necessities in the house and outdoors alike! Goodwill- as a non profit organization, many have been speaking on the outrageous prices. I want to make my store affordable and enjoyable and not break a pocket but price the items to sell but yet make a profit. Savers- savers has been also known for being on the higher end of prices for used items that get donated as well. As my business model is slightly different than the above mentioned stores, I can set the expectations and tone for the store as being THE go to thrift store. Where experience, price and connections make THAT difference. Each and every customer will be treated with respect and kindness, plus a bargain Is accepted. Think money saving and pleasant experience! My store will be bringing customers back and back again! I yearn to leave a lasting impression on the customer. Where the store feels like luxury by being clean and organized, YET affordable and priced right! I will accept a reasonable offer if certain item will put a strain on a budget but keep my prices at rates where I will be profitable. As I shop, mostly seeing moms struggling with a, don’t touch this, or don’t touch that”, I understand how frustrating it is to have a simple errand feel like a whole job. As customers walk in, I want a sign of relief to be felt. The breakable will be higher from reach, an area for kids accessible to parents. A cartoon facing the main store area. I mean let’s face it, kids are a big factor of peoples lives and if not yours, then the screaming child that disrupts your shopping peace, can now be tamed. As competitor stores have been slowly overpricing and having customers turn away from shopping there. I want my store to bring back the word -affordable and recycle unused items back to life!

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