The Mayor's Office of Economic Development, in partnership with Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) & Center for Co-operative Development and Solidarity (CCDS), will host an informative workshop regarding the "how-tos" of forming a co-op along with an outline of the benefits co-ops can provide.
As entrepreneurs, we know you are constantly looking for ways to lower your costs, get better prices for your product or service, secure investment for growth, retain great workers and encourage them to feel the sort of responsibility for your reputation that you do as a business owner. This workshop will highlight ways that entrepreneurs like you have used the cooperative model to build better businesses. You will learn from successful co-op members about the different types of cooperative businesses that exist in the US, and about the process for converting your business into a co-op.
4:00pm-6:00pm: One-on-one coaching and networking
6:00pm-7:00pm: Co-op workshop
7:00pm-7:30pm: Q&A and networking