Cooperative Business Education
Present benefits and challenges of the cooperative business model, and the steps to forming one.
Group Facilitation & Organization
Assist groups to develop functional organizational processes for meetings and the running of the business.
Strategic Project Planning
Work with group to develop clear missions, goals and objectives to develop the business design and plan from.
Facilitate an in-depth look at the projected financial and technical feasibility of the business.
Write a business plan to clarify the cooperative’s operating plans and attract capital.
Assess market for the cooperative’s goods and services, including member surveys.
Loan/Grant Applications and Capitalization Strategies
Examine and pursue member equity, preferred stock, loans and grants to capitalize business plans.
Legal Document Assistance
Assist with preparing incorporation documents.
Find and connect the group to professionals with specific expertise needed by the cooperative.
Board & Member Trainings
Train directors and members in roles and responsibilities for effective cooperative governance.
Facilitate group and individual discussions to resolve difficult issues.