Think Outside the Boss - Creating a Worker-Owned Business
Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10:45 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)
What is a worker owned business? How do you start one?
Join the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), and Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) as we explore the connections between environmental justice, resiliency and worker-owned business development.
You should come to this workshop if you are interested in creating a worker-owned business in your community or if you are a non-profit organization interested in incubating worker-owned businesses.
10:45am - 11:00am - Registration
11:00am - 3:00pm - Workshop
You'll learn about the following:
- what worker-owned businesses are and the advantage of forming one,
- how to convert a traditional business to a worker-owned business,
- how to run your business democratically,
- how to spread ownership and control across a group of people,
- what is tax and accounting in a cooperative?
- how to raise money from your collective, your community, and even the bank!
- laws about how to treat your workers
- and more!
There will also be an opportunity for networking with groups that will connect you with real worker-owners, financial institutions, and resources for worker cooperatives.
We will be giving a manual on "How to Start a Worker-Owned Business" to the first 60 attendees!
Free follow-up legal consultation!
After the workshop we will hold two follow-up legal clinics for workshop attendees seeking to start or incubate worker-owned businesses. If you are interested, fill out an application at the workshop!
For more information, call 510.548.4040 ext 365, or email firstname.lastname@example.org