Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives

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OEOC – Solidarity as a Business Model (2011) NCEO – Hybrid Cooperatives Challenges and Advantages (2008) UWCC – A Case Study of the Fifth Season Cooperative (2010) Shareable – Michel Bauwens on the Rise of Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives (2014) Guico – Multi-stakeholder Membership Structures And Strategic Development The Case Of Food-sector Cooperatives In Quebec (2014) Girard […]

What Should an Employee Transition Team Focus on?

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An employee transition group should meet regularly to learn more about the potential transition, evaluate the offer, and make and needed decisions about the structure of the business. Here are some topics areas that the group should focus on: Why become employee owned? What were other firms’ motivations  What are employees’ needs and desires  What […]

How are Small Business Employee Ownership Transitions Financed?

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These guides give an overview of the key issues and technical decisions that need to be made when financing a small business transition to employee ownership. CFNE – Are Cooperatives Really So Difficult to Finance? (2018) CFNE, Project Equity, DAWI – The Lending Opportunity Of A Generation (2016) Co-opLaw.org – Financing Cooperative Conversions DAWI – Investing […]

Worker Cooperative LLCs

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ICA Group – The Framework For Democratic Control: An Introduction to Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws for Democratic Firms (2019) Co-opLaw.org – Choice of Entity Co-opLaw-org – Co-op Bylaws and Other Governance Documents SELC – Cartoon Operating Agreement for a Worker Coop LLC (2016) CDI – How A Worker Co-op Structured as a LLC Can […]