Fast Fact About Cooperatives #3

Posted by Jamie O'Brien on Oct 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Co-op Month Fast Facts

Co-ops Make Great Neighbors

We all want a neighbor that makes the neighborhood better—not the guy who never mows his lawn and keeps a car up on blocks. Cooperatives are great neighbors. Nationwide, cooperatives create 2.1 million jobs and generate more than $650 billion in sales and other revenue annually. 

They provide vital jobs in their communities. Through the real estate, sales and payroll taxes it pays, the co-op is a major contributor to the tax base of local governments, helping to support schools, police and fire protection and other vital community infrastructure. It also donates to a number of local charitable and civic causes every year.

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Fast Fact About Cooperatives #2

Posted by Talisa Wager on Oct 18, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Co-op Month Fast Facts

Co-ops Empower Their Members

There’s strength in numbers—a foundational reason that cooperatives were created. Take the agricultural industry for example. Individual farmers lack power in the marketplace and can be easily manipulated by the ever-more concentrated number of buyers. But united in a co-op, the power of one is multiplied by the many. The co-op enables producers to tap into larger markets than they could on their own, and to bargain for better prices.

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Build a Better Website the Easy Way: Tips from Siouxland Ethanol

Posted by Darcy Maulsby on Oct 13, 2016 10:40:52 AM


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Topics: Digital Marketing, Best Practices

Fast Fact About Cooperatives #1

Posted by Burke Perry on Oct 11, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Co-op Month Fast Facts

Co-ops Strengthen Communities

You’ve no doubt heard that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The same is true for co-ops, in a way. Because cooperatives are owned by the customers they serve, any profits from the business are returned to co-op members as year-end patronage or are reinvested in the business, not sent out of town to distant, outside investors. That money stays in the communities where co-ops do business, helping to fuel the local economy. Very neighborly for sure. 

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How to Better Manage Your Forecast Planning From a CEO's Perspective

Posted by Maria Walz on Oct 6, 2016 12:43:00 AM

Q4. It’s here!

And for a lot of us, that means the final push toward planning for the coming year. My advice: Break the exercise down into manageable segments. This is my approach and the segments I use:

  • Revenue
  • Cost of goods sold
  • Labor
  • Expenses
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Topics: Best Practices

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