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Salaried or Hourly?
by Carolee Colter

Rather than "salaried or hourly," the question actually should be, "Exempt or non-exempt? The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that employees subject to it (i.e., non-exempt...

09 Jan 2004 #070 May - June - 1997
More on Mission and Capital
by Dave Gutknecht

Readers have responded positively to recent editorials on social capital. In this column I will review our co-op mission, the treatment of capital, and other co-op practices.

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09 Jan 2004 #070 May - June - 1997
Winning Customer Service
by Steve Rosen

Webster's Dictionary defines the word extinct as follows:

Having died down; extinguished.No longer in existence.

We all know about things that are extinct:...

09 Jan 2004 #069 March - April - 1997
Mission or Missin' Statement
by Dave Gutknecht

My previous column discussed our need to recognize a cooperative as something larger and more enduring than our individual stake in it, greater also than the sum of present members...

09 Jan 2004 #069 March - April - 1997
Translating Operations into Financial Statements
by Scott Beers

Good systems show themselves by not showing themselves at all. In a well run store, product, people, and purchases flow in and out in a seemingly effortless ebb and flow. Only from...

09 Jan 2004 #069 March - April - 1997
Translating Operations into Financial Statements
by Margaret Lund

Good systems show themselves by not showing themselves at all. In a well run store, product, people, and purchases flow in and out in a seemingly effortless ebb and flow. Only from...

09 Jan 2004 #069 March - April - 1997
Meeting Preparation:
by Karen Zimbelman

Do your board meetings have any of these features?

09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Social Capital and Membership
by Dave Gutknecht

Social capital, as distinct from private capital, is a philosophical foundation of cooperatives and a kind of ultimate realization of our efforts. Social capital is what is owned...

20 Mar 2005 #068 January - February - 1997
Dealing With Risk
by Scott BeersLike the 2,000 pound gorilla at a small party, whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, risk is always present, just standing there at the pretzel bowl waiting for you to turn around....
09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Dealing With Risk
by Margaret LundLike the 2,000 pound gorilla at a small party, whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, risk is always present, just standing there at the pretzel bowl waiting for you to turn around....
09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Linking Buying Clubs and Retails for Co-op Development
by Deb Maynard

 

09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Linking Buying Clubs and Retails for Co-op Development
by John Hatton

 

09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Linking Buying Clubs and Retails for Co-op Development
by George Southworth

 

09 Jan 2004 #068 January - February - 1997
Abuse -- and Answers
by Dave Gutknecht

Themes from this edition on co-op managers, their boards of directors, and co-op members:

Retail management is a complex, demanding job: juggling product,...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Using the Spreadsheet Template
by Scott BeersCreating a good template for financial planning is an investment on the co-op's part -- a darned good one.

Computer spreadsheets make the task of financial planning infinitely...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Using the Spreadsheet Template
by Margaret LundCreating a good template for financial planning is an investment on the co-op's part -- a darned good one.

Computer spreadsheets make the task of financial planning infinitely...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Surveying Members on Membership
by John Corbett

Increasing numbers of co-ops conduct an annual survey of members or of shoppers in the store. Often these surveys are directed at evaluating the core business operation: How far do...

09 Jan 2004 #067 November - December - 1996
Old and New
by Dave Gutknecht Times like the present help me appreciate anew the place of cooperaives. But then, this nation has always been dominated by private capital. Solidarity in public and private life and concern...
09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Handling a Sexual Harassment Claim
by Carolee ColterWhat you are trying to find out through an investigation is: did the alleged behavior occur and was it unwelcome.

Yes, dear readers, it happens even in co-ops.

09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Assessing the Big Picture
by George Southworth

This article will explore the issues and historical precedents that are driving the massive changes in the manufacture, distribution and sales of food in the United States and...

09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Merchandising Body Care and Supplements
by Janda Grove

Supplements and body care items offer unique challenges and opportunities to your store. Many co-op stores have small departments for these categories because they began as food...

09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Financial Planning: A Context in Which to Measure Performance
by Scott BeersPlanning is about thinking of what you would like to have happen and then making an educated guess about what is likely to happen in the marketplace and what you would reasonably need to do to...
09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Financial Planning: A Context in Which to Measure Performance
by Margaret LundPlanning is about thinking of what you would like to have happen and then making an educated guess about what is likely to happen in the marketplace and what you would reasonably need to do to...
09 Jan 2004 #066 September - October - 1996
Co-op Conference: Getting Out of Hand?
by Dave Gutknecht

Milwaukee in May: over three hundred managers, directors, and others often seen in co-ops were seen here for over three thousand minutes. They enjoyed bowling, schmoozing, dancing...

09 Jan 2004 #065 July - August - 1996
Niche Glitch
by Dave Gutknecht

Themes linking this edition's feature co-op and the results from our annual survey:

Continuity with previous generations of cooperatives is precious...

09 Jan 2004 #065 July - August - 1996