The movement seems to be towards co-op or non-profit models, but I’m wondering if we can still succeed as a traditional business? Interested in implications of each model.

Host:  Carol



Carol: store owner 10 years, store approaching 50 years. 

Margot: lot of pivots in 25 years. Uses staff as a sounding board before making business decisions. 

Jessica: co-ops and unions: how to benefit staff & company, issues of team-building

Neil: transparency around expectations of compensation / advancement in bookstore business model

John: benefits of having a nonprofit as well as a for-profit business for doing social projects

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