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Fifty by Fifty – SBDC Working Group Pilots Employee Ownership Training

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From Fifty by Fifty: The Main Street Employee Ownership Act, passed in August 2018, relies heavily on the nation’s network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to educate and support business owners in transitioning their companies to employee ownership. But for the most part, SBDC business advisors aren’t familiar with employee ownership. To begin to fill […]

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Fifty by Fifty – New Employee Ownership Mandate for Small Business Development Centers

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From Fifty by Fifty: Fifty by Fifty recently spoke to Andrew Delmonte, a business advisor and the social enterprise coordinator for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Buffalo State College, part of the State University of New York. Delmonte has had a longstanding interest in employee ownership and cooperatives, which he brought with him […]

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Upstart NY – The co-op way: stronger together

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From Upstart NY: Cooperation Buffalo is a worker cooperative business development founded one and a half years ago by three entrepreneurs who desired to “help people achieve economic security.” In a nutshell, Cooperation Buffalo employs strategies to start cooperative businesses. Currently, they are helping to transition a child care center in Buffalo that is structured in […]

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Buffalo Rising – Rose Garden Early Childhood Center transitions into Worker Cooperative

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From Buffalo Rising: After nine years in operation, Rose Garden Early Childhood Center is being transitioned into a worker-cooperative. Five employees from  the center have opted to purchase the business, which is centered around the philosophies of instilling the LifeWays model – programs are based on Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy of childhood development, with a focus on […]

The Rose Garden – Buffalo, NY

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The Rose Garden Early Childhood Center is a 20-employee worker cooperative in Buffalo, New York centered around encouraging positive childhood development. The founder and former owner created the business to help families create strong relational bonds with their children in order to have a greater impact on society. A starting group of 5 employees are the new owners of the […]

Breadhive – Buffalo, NY

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Location: Buffalo, New York Industry: Bakery, Food and Beverage Number of employees: 17 Became employee owned: 2014 Assistance from: Cooperation Buffalo From the company  http://www.breadhive.com/ Breadhive – Worker-owner stories (2017) Breadhive – Worker-owner stories (2016) Learn more Gusto – BreadHive buzzes with patrons, quality experience (2019) Buffalo Magazine – Buffalo Made: BreadHive’s West Side Sourdough […]