"If you want to help people, help them – and start by asking them what they need." Guest writer Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation, reports on her visit to the US Federation of Worker Co-ops Conference in Chicago.
This presentation focuses on worker co-ops in the food system, multi-stakeholder models, which include producers and consumers, and shares guidance for people exploring a co-operative business start-up or conversion.
The CoopZone Developers' Network is a network of people and organizations dedicated to providing professional assistance to co-op entrepreneurs who are considering starting a new co-op or expanding an existing co-op. For listings of Co-op Developers outside of Ontario, please
A business owner is retiring from a small or medium sized business. He or she has explored the options for succession and has decided to sell the business to his/her employees and managers. They have made a commitment to own and manage
A comprehensive guide to starting a co-operative in Canada, this manual offers province-specific information, as well as generalized information on everything from co-op sectors to governance models to seven concise steps involved in forming a co-op.
This article was published in April 2009 by The Progressive, a monthly leftwing magazine of investigative reporting, political commentary, cultural coverage, activism, interviews, poetry, and humor. Photo from the My Co-op Rocks photo contest.
The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) in partnership with the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF) and with the provincial co-operative associations in BC, Ontario and Nova Scotia, is working to develop co-operative solutions to the impending business succession crisis in rural
Tip Sheet: Valuing a Business For successions to co-operative structure, this resource from Relais COOP includes helpful information including: A. Initial qualitative assessment B. Second in-depth assessment C. Information That Should Be Provided by the Seller D. Assessing Whether the Business