Cooperative Business Model Workshop Series
Thursday, June 8th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Opening and Welcome, Lay out of the Series
Co-op Intro: Definition, 2 main features, 7 principles, at least 3 people, majority unrelated What are the advantages of a co-op? Why do people start them? (Individual/Community Benefits) Examples of co-ops, What is different/the same about a co-op vs another kind of business?
Monday, June 12th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
How to create business model and financial projection Feasibility/Business Planning/Business Model Canvas Break Even Point, Sources and Uses
Thursday, June 15th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Democratic Management of co-ops and small businesses Working in teams, Communication Building a great team, managing conflict, Accountability w/o White Supremacy Culture
Thursday, June 22th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Legal and Tax Legal Structures for co-ops and small businesses Tax implications of co-ops small businesses
Monday, June 26th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Finding Financing Types of Financing: Grants, Equity, Debt What lenders/investors are looking for
Thursday, June 29th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Co-op Road Map Steps to startup Steps to conversion What can go wrong? (10 mistakes made by startup co-ops) Next steps