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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.
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. PURCHASE A COPY.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened its’ doors to working with startup cooperative businesses. This is exciting news as it makes several of the SBA resources available to co-ops now. There remains an obstacle for cooperatives in meeting the requirement of a loan guarantor. Discussions on that front continue between the SBA and cooperative leaders. Learn more here.
Lawn signs, yard signs—anyway you look at them, these colorful signs honor your owners while showing the whole community that the co-op is coming.
Download to assist in your 4 in 3 planning. A graphical flowchart for each stage, and an over-sized one for your planning wall.
Dane Meisler of Kapatoes Insurance Services discusses the insurance needs of health food stores and retail food co-ops at all stages—from startup to store opening.
This webinar reviews the startup steps of River Valley Co-op in Northampton, MA, which opened in June 2009.
This webinar from the Up & Running track of a past food conference addresses tracking, projecting, managing capital, and raising more after opening.
This webinar explains how to right-size your co-op to ensure you serve your community’s needs, create a sustainable income stream, and have a maximum impact on your mission.
What does your co-op design have to say for itself? This webinar looks at the importance of appearance, décor, color, signage, and not getting ahead of yourself.
This webinar offers tools and resources to help guide your General Manager hiring process, and offer tips for helping your co-op find the GM you are looking for.
Cooperative Grocer Magazine article featuring East Aurora and Bisman food co-ops, by Stuart Reid in Sept-Oct 2016.
Cooperative Grocer Magazine article by Mary Stennes Wilbourn in Nov-Dec 2015..