Click here to fill out an application. A member of our Development Team will contact you within 24 hours.
Our team will review your application and upon qualifying you, an evaluation, personal interview, and overview of the program will be scheduled. We will discuss your background, business experience, and suitability for the unique challenges of owning and operating a Sears Hometown Store.
Once you have selected and have been awarded a market, our Development Team will guide you each step of the way. From site selection to lease negotiation (if applicable) and construction, our Team will support you.
After you are familiar with the investment required for business, you will prepare your business plan and organize your financing including the cost of required fixtures, improvements to the facility and fees for permits, legal and business advice. We want you to be successful and will ensure that you consider and understand all the aspects of owning a Sears Hometown Store.
Before your store opens, you will successfully complete a comprehensive training program that will familiarize you with our operational and managerial procedures. Our training program includes online, classroom, and in-store experiences. Our Field Project Managers will assist you in planning the construction, fixturing, and merchandising of your store.
Upon successful completion of your required training, your District Sales Manager and Field Trainers will assist you with the final operational