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.
We'll be presenting Think Outside the Boss over three sessions. This first workshop session will cover:
What is a worker-owned business?
What are advantages of forming a cooperative business?
What are legal entities and what should you consider before forming one?
If you are an African American entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans and you have Black workers, or an existing worker coop with black worker-members looking for a refresher, this training is for you! >>> RSVP BELOW!
Food and drinks provided!
Workshop Session 2 will cover:
How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?
What are some models of participatory management and democratic governance?
How does employment laws effect worker coops?
Workshop Session 3 will cover:
How do you raise money for a cooperative?
What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
Attorneys, artists, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more! At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual for paying attendees! You can also download it for free prior to the event here.
This event is being sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation and Repaired Nations and hosted by the Bay Area Black Worker Center. Thank you!
9006 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94605
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