Think Outside the Boss - How to Create a Worker-Owned Business
Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)
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 the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union to learn about the relationships of cooperative corporations, credit unions, and worker-owned business development.
If you are interested in creating worker-owned businesses in your community or if you are a non-profit organization hoping to incubate worker-owned businesses, this workshop is for you!
10:30 am - 11:00am - Registration and breakfast
11:00am - 1:00 pm - Legal Workshop
1:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Business planning workshop
2:00 pm - Cooperative Resource Fair
Resource Fair: Presentations will be followed by a resource fair, where participants can get information about cooperative business planning, financing, meet other cooperative entrepreneurs and get follow-up legal information.
Food: A light breakfast will be provided before the presentation, followed by lunch!
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,
- the tax and accounting issues 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!
And, the first 60 attendees will receive a manual on "How to Start a Worker-Owned Business!"
Free follow-up legal consultation!
Two follow-up legal clinics will be held after the workshop for attendees seeking to start or incubate worker-owned businesses. If you are interested, please fill out an application at the workshop.
This event only happens twice a year, so you don't want to miss this!
For more information call 510.548.4040 ext. 340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org