Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building.
Attorneys, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, and more -- including resources and information on:
- What is a worker-owned business?
- What's the advantage of forming a cooperative business?
- How do you run a business democratically?
- How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?
- What's the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
- How do you raise money from your members, your community, and even the bank?
- What are the employment and labor laws about how to treat your workers?
At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual! You can also download it prior to the event here.
This workshop is hosted by the the Alameda County Small Business Development Center and Berkeley Public Library. To reserve your space, click below!
2090 Kittredge St
3rd Floor, Community Room
Berkeley, CA 94704
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