Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy
How can cooperatives raise capital that aligns with their values and do it legally?
The Small Business Administration’s rules prevent it from helping most employee- and consumer-owned cooperatives, even though Congress specifically asked it to.
Find out your options and learn about the finance institutions that have experience with worker-owned businesses.
David Hincapie of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) discusses the process for cooperatives to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.