Tagged: How-to

Business Plan Handbook

A series of business plans are provided with informational notes attached. Website: http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/business-plans/

Co-operative Housing Development Toolbox

A guide to co-operative housing development as a tool for successful community development. As community leaders seek solutions to the affordable housing crisis, people continue to make difficult choices about where to live. Cooperative...

Co-operative Housing Toolbox

A practical guide for co-operative success in co-operative housing development.  This guide is designed for use by housing cooperative boards of directors, resident members and co-op partners. It defines what a co-op is, highlights...

Co-op Business Plan

A co-op business plan template, by Russ Christianson. Excerpt: Introduction A business plan is a vital document for any successful co-op.  Ideas are simply that until they can be effectively communicated and implemented in...

Developing a Co-op

Developing a co-op, by Russ Christianson. Excerpt: Introduction Co-operatives are a well-proven model for doing business and providing for people’s needs.  They have a very successful track record in Canada, with nearly fifteen million...

Effective Practices Book and DVD Published

Effective Practices in Starting Cooperatives: The Voice of Canadian Co-op Developers BOOK & DVD By the BC Institute for Co-op Studies Below is a url which takes you to the full book. Website: http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cccbe/assets/docs/publications/RochdalePress/EffectivePractices.pdf

Guides: Union-Led Buy-Outs

Guides drafted regarding union-led conversions to worker co-ops from other business forms, by the Western Labour-Worker Coop Council, in conjunction with the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation. 1of4 – Union-Led Buy-Outs – coop basics 2of4...