Starting a Country Store

Starting a country store looks like complicated but it actually not. A country store is probably one must have of a certain country and there is definitely a wide market in this kind of business.

A country store seems to be a business that many would think of not doing. Some would rather try their luck with what is the in thing at this day and time like selling computer or maybe franchising with the more established businesses.

But believe me when I say that there is a market in this kind of business venture.

A country store is a kind of store that sells and deals with home grown products such as foods, accessories, home and decors, etc. There are many country-themed stores that have already established a name in the industry.
Starting a country store looks like a tough job and a hard act but it is actually not as long you are focused with your idea.

Read, read, and read more. Knowledge of the business is always first on the list. In any or should I say almost all king of business venture, knowledge of the business is a foremost because this will be the basic foundation of your business. It is also highly advisable that you have the passion for anything country.

Get certified before taking the plunge. Enroll in short courses that deal with the business that you are getting into. There might be seminars regarding country-themed store, grab the opportunity to meet and greet with the people who has already made a name for themselves in business.

Scout for the most feasible location to put up your store. You can purchase a property, rent or lease a store. Either way, make sure that you read and understand the contract before signing any documents; this applies most especially for those who are going to rent or lease.

The construction, if this applies or the renovation and the interior design of your country store is one factor to consider. You have to live up to the theme and name of your store. The color of the paint, the shelving’s of the products that you would like to be part of your store, to the fixtures, etc.

Choose an appropriate name for your country store. Brainstorm with family and friends or your business partners in coming with a name for your store than cannot be outgrown and that it should transcend time. Foresee your business to be up and running even if you are no longer able to run it yourself.

Create an impact when it comes to advertising and marketing of your country store. Create a website for your country store. This is the most effective means of advertising nowadays, with just a click of the mouse your site can be accessed worldwide. You can consider tying-up with your local or state website to be able to promote your country store well.


  • J.A. Gates said on December 13, 2010
    I am interested in possibly starting a small country store around Millington, Tennessee. Does anyone know what the chances of this type of business thriving in this location are?
  • timothy seeley said on February 14, 2013
    looking for country store to lease or rent to own in southern states preferable but do not have huge amount of cash to get stated
  • Z. Morris said on March 11, 2015
    I am interested in starting a country store in Cordova, TN outside of Memphis, TN.
  • Angie Mullis said on January 19, 2020
    Hey, I am interested in starting a small country store in NC, was need an estimate of what cost would be needed to start a business, license, stock


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