Course: Rural Grocery Transition Specialist
The Rural Grocery Transition Specialist program trains resource providers to better support rural grocers through business transition. This course is designed for extension professionals, economic developers, and other resource providers who support rural communities. Participants will gain strategies for building relationships with grocery store owners and managers, understanding of transition planning and business valuation concepts, and tools to support grocery store transitions. In addition, participants will join a national network of professionals dedicated to supporting rural communities. The course is taught by a teaching team comprised of 18 subject matter experts from across the country with a wide range of expertise related to business transition planning and rural grocery. The course is comprised of seven self-paced, online modules and includes homework assessments, interactive discussion boards, and two Zoom meetings.