Worker cooperatives are easy to set up and run, allow for a great deal of flexibility, and are applicable in almost any business sector. Home health-care workers, teachers, computer programmers, machinists, bakers, ship builders, car-repair technicians, engineers, carpenters, cooks, taxi-cab drivers, and retail salespeople have all organized their businesses as employee-owned cooperatives. An existing business can be converted to an employee cooperative structure, or an interested group of individuals can start an entirely new business as a co-op. The options are limited only by the creativity and needs of community leaders, residents, and entrepreneurs.
This guide was created by Northcountry Cooperative Foundation to assist potential co-op members and their partners in choosing, planning, organizing, and supporting new and existing employee-owned cooperatives.
- 73 pages
- Northcountry Cooperative Foundation (9/8/08)
- 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches