Are you interested in helping to organize cooperatives? Not sure how to get started? Looking for a guide on what to do and in what order? Join Margaret Bau, Cooperative Development Specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, to learn the steps to organizing a co-op. We will examine the steps from the perspective of a start-up co-op business initiated by a community group. Next we will discuss how the organizing process differs for a co-op incubated by a sponsoring organization. Finally we will outline the steps of converting an existing business to cooperative ownership. This free USDA webinar is presented in partnership with Cooperation Works, the national association of co-op development centers and professionals. The intended audience includes newly hired staff of co-op development centers and those engaged in community economic development.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST
Phone: (303) 248-0285
Conference ID: 20240324
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