Think Outside the Boss - November 30th

Why didn't we think of it sooner? Cooperatives!

Think Outside the Boss

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. If you are an entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans, or an existing worker coop looking for a refresher, this training is for you! 

Food and drinks provided!

Think Outside the Boss Manual!

Attorneys, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more -- including resources and information on:

    • What is a worker-owned business?
    • What are advantages of forming a cooperative business?
    • How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?
    • What are the steps and tax benefits for selling your business to your employees?
    • How do you raise money for a cooperative?
    • What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
    • How does employment laws effect worker coops?

Download Think Outside the Boss for free prior to the event here.

The event will include breakout groups where you can dive deeper into cooperative conversions, speak with worker members, speak with cooperative attorneys, and more! 

We would like to thank Village-Connect for sponsoring this workshop! We are excited to partner with Village connect to build the capacity of people to become more self-aware and self-directed, resulting in sustainable, positive transformation. Village connect has been in existence for over 20 years, instilling core values of communication, respect, love, and trust.

REPAIRED NATIONS creates redress for historic trends of colonization and oppression through cooperative training and development for collective ownership. Initially, REPAIRED NATIONS focuses on building wealth in Black communities by giving youth the tools needed to remain rooted: access to land and access to capital. Bookclubs, Workshops, and Trainings will educate and inspire communities to engage in cooperative effort, while giving grounded, practical skills for collective ownership.

Repaired Nations works to awaken the cooperative power of black communities.

Please help us spread the wordCo-presented with the Repaired Nations and Village-Connect!

We are looking for volunteers to support this workshop. If you are interested in attending and would like to volunteer, please email [email protected]!

No one turned away for lack of funds!


November 30, 2019 at 9:00am - 3pm
Gregory · · 510-863-1016
$25.00 USD · Purchase tickets

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