Working With Small Business Cooperatives: A Guide for Public Sector, Private Sector, and Nonprofit Allies

Produced for public sector, private sector, and nonprofit allies of worker cooperatives, Working With Small Business Cooperatives is a guide for the use of worker cooperatives as a proven model for equitable economic development. The resource provides in-depth answers to foundational questions of starting and operating a small business cooperative, making connections to the benefits of cooperative business in regards to economic development. Working With Small Business Cooperatives covers:

  • What are cooperatives and how might they help meet common objectives for economic opportunity, shared prosperity, and business success?
  • What are the key similarities and difference between small business cooperatives and other small businesses
  • How small business cooperatives are uniquely suited to supporting entrepreneurship
  • How cooperatives work for communities
  • The 5 Cs of Credit for Cooperatives
  • Diverse Financing for Cooperatives
  • and more


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