New GM

GM Retirement Planning Best Practices, or How to Retire Gracefully

GM Retirement Planning Best Practices, or How to Retire Gracefully When a general manager (GM) is planning to retire, (as opposed to leaving the co-op for another job), the specific date of departure is flexible and known well in advance. The outgoing GM's legacy will be affected by how s/he [...]

The Rewards and Challenges of A Startup General Manager

By Stuart Reid, Melanie Reid 178 May-June 2015 The current wave of co-op openings is likely to bring as many as 60 new co-ops in the next five years. That means many new positions for general manager (GM) will be available. As with our existing co-op storefronts, these startups will [...]

Hiring and guiding a project manager/GM

When should you think about hiring? What should you look for? How to set up an accountable and empowering relationship? How to decide when hiring a project manager is worth the investment? (potential savings in time and money and more effective organizing)