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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Steps to Starting a Cooperative

An In-Depth Guide for Co-op Start-Ups and Conversions

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July 14, 2017
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New cooperative businesses can be started by eventual member-owners or be incubated by a development group. Existing businesses can be converted to member-ownership (either of employees or the community). Regardless of who organizes a co-op, this webinar identifies the key steps in the development process.

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