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Converting Businesses to Worker Co-ops Video Series

The Northwest Cooperative Development Center in partnership with Jasonwienerplc presented a workshop on converting business to employee ownership in 11 Pacific Northwest Communities between April 29th and June 26th. During that time with engaged with several Small Business Development Centers in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls (Idaho), Ontario and La Grande (Oregon) and the Washington SBDC.

Our Legacy Tour wrapped up in Wenatchee on June 26th, but we aren’t done yet. At the Olympia session, we filmed the workshop and will be presenting it is 7 installments beginning July 8th after the long-holiday (International Co-op Day) weekend!

The first installment will premiere on our Youtube channel at 9:30 am PDT/12:30 pm EDT. People who tune in during the premiere can participate in a live chat which will be archived with the video. . If you visit the video page today (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDB1UVBsNhQ&feature=youtu.be) you can click the bell and receive a reminder to join the premiere.

The series schedule is as follows:

Legacy Tour Video Series on YouTube

 

Episode

Date

Time

Title

Length

1

8-Jul

9:30 AM

Introduction and Benefits

19.30

2

15-Jul

10:00 AM

Readiness, Planning, and Exploration

19.36

3

22-Jul

10:00 AM

Entity Choices

31.19

4

29-Jul

10:00 AM

Tax Considerations

23.27

5

5-Aug

10:00 AM

Financial Planning

34.05

6

12-Aug

10:00 AM

Succession Case Studies

17.49

7

19-Aug

10:00 AM

New Structure and Maintenance

12.31

Funding for these videos provided by the Washington State Microenterprise Association thanks to a grant made by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

Funding for the workshops provided by the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development through the Rural Business Development Grant.

 

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