Building Cooperatives: How to Become a Paid Cooperative Developer
Learn about BEDC’s cooperative business education process to become a sponsored (paid) coop developer to develop locally focused coop businesses. If selected, after completion of BEDC’s coop developer educational series of workshops within a flexible 8 week period, you (and/or your team) will be approved to start drafting a coop business plan to have local economic impact, by either creating inclusive opportunities within existing businesses, identifying cooperative ways of meeting emerging needs, and/or taking advantage of new market opportunities.
Interested persons should be familiar, or at least comfortable, with learning about a typical business planning process, financial feasibility analysis and working with team dynamics. Critical thinking, good communication (oral & written) and results oriented skillsets are a prerequisite. This info session is for persons that are desirous of developing cooperative businesses and are interested in securing a stipend for their time invested to develop a business plan that will include capacity for others to be included in either a collaborative and/or cooperative way.
Refreshments provided. Please register to attend. Space is limited.