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The FCI Guide to Starting a Food Co-op – download

Our comprehensive guide for groups starting a retail food co-op, with steps, case studies, templates, and more for every stage from organizing to implementation. NOTE: This FREE DOWNLOAD will automatically load to your default download site when you click on it.

The FCI Guide to Starting a Food Co-op – hard copy

This is our comprehensive guide for communities who want to start their own retail food co-op. We walk you through all the stages from creating a vision to opening the doors.

Capital Campaign Workbook – free download

Click for free download: The guide to raising member capital for retail food co-ops. Updated March 5, 2017.  See the Member Equity Toolbox for planning and starting your ownership recruitment.

Capital Campaign Workbook – hard copy

This guide will help food co-op organizers plan an effective campaign to raise the money they need to open their co-op. We explain how to plan for loans and preferred shares from owners and the legal requirements for securities.
Purchase a copy here.

Legal Primer

Must read – incorporation, articles and by-laws, membership, equity, liability, patronage,  more.