Bill Gessner

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Bill Gessner
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CDS Consulting Co-op

Bill Gessner is a consultant with over 20 years of experience assisting over 150 retail and wholesale cooperatives with a primary focus on planning and expansion/relocation projects.

Author's Articles

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You have successfully navigated the stormy waters of a relocation/expansion project.

099 March - April - 2002 January 7, 2004

Cooperatives need to pursue debt capital from members through the creation of member loan programs and member loan drives.

The purpose of this article is to suggest some of the basic pr

086 January - February - 2000 January 8, 2004

Many co-ops talk about the need to move or expand for years. Often it is all talk, with a few false starts and little formal planning or action.

083 July - August - 1999 January 8, 2004

Our cooperatives are truly empowering organizations, in origin and in practice, in vision and in mission, in theory and in action.

063 March - April - 1996 January 9, 2004

Cooperatives undertaking special projects such as a move or major expansion should distinguish between "operations" and "project." I will make such a distinction, present a view of project manageme

046 May - June - 1993 January 9, 2004

Losing Market Share?

Many of today's retail food cooperatives now have a history of ten to twenty years.

033 March - April - 1991 January 9, 2004

The collective progress in collaboration that the food co-op sector has achieved over the past decade has been significant and inspiring.

111 March - April - 2004 March 16, 2004

Where we gonna get the grubstake?

129 march - april - 2007 March 28, 2007

Food co-ops expanding from one to two stores must navigate a challenging and perilous course.

134 Jan - Feb - 2008 January 19, 2009

Every expansion is unique in some respect, but the universal truth is that building a larger facility includes taking on a bigger role in the community.

121 November - December - 2005 January 21, 2009

More than half of our food co-ops have engaged in planning and implementing an expansion project during the past three years.

120 September - October - 2005 January 21, 2009

The collective progress in collaboration that the food co-op sector has achieved over the past decade has been significant and inspiring.

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

Expansion projects for food co-ops fall somewhere between a labyrinth and a maze.

180 Sept-Oct 2015 November 13, 2015