Join WEDC and Co-op Hudson Valley for an interactive online session exploring Worker Owned Businesses (Worker Cooperatives). In this introductory level workshop participants will learn about what a co-op is, how the model is similar to and different from traditional businesses, how worker owned cooperatives are structured, and how profits are shared.
Together we will also work through a Steps to Startup tool to help participants understand what starting a co-op looks like, and explore resources to support them on their journey.
Bring your questions, as there will be plenty of time for Q&A!
- What is a co-op?
- Types of co-ops
- Local & regional examples of successful cooperative businesses
- 7 co-op principles
- Co-op structure and governance
- Co-ops vs non-profits
- Steps to startup activity
- Explore regional resources that support cooperative development & finance cooperative businesses
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Women’s Enterprise Development Center Inc. at 914.948.6098.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.