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Here are some startup resources for worker cooperatives.

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Title Format Source
28 questions to ask before meeting the lawyer PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Pro Forma Template Spreadsheet Democracy at Work Institute
Guide to Worker Cooperative Bylaws and Operating Agreements PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Steps to Starting a Worker Coop PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California; NW Cooperative Foundation
Local Government Support for Cooperatives PDF Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
Becoming Employee-Owned PDF Democracy At Work Institute
In Good Company - The Guide to Employee Ownership PDF Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation
Think Outside the Boss Manual: How to Create a Worker Owned Enterprise PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Immigrant Worker Owned Cooperatives: A User’s Manual PDF
A Technology Freelancers' Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative PDF Network of American Tech Worker Cooperatives (NATWC)
How to Start and Manage a Worker-Owned Home Care Cooperative Direct Care Alliance
Programa para Iniciar Cooperativas Presentation Democracy at Work Institute
El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center

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Title Format Source
Sample Worker Cooperative Bylaws Word Processor Document
28 questions to ask before meeting the lawyer PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Pro Forma Template Spreadsheet Democracy at Work Institute
Coop 101: A Guide to Starting a Cooperative PDF Cooperative Development Institute
Guide to Worker Cooperative Bylaws and Operating Agreements PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Cooperatives and Public Policy, A Partnership in Progress: Using the Worker Co-op Model to Build Community Wealth PDF
Worker Cooperative Finances Presentation Cooperation Works!
Steps to Starting a Worker Coop PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California; NW Cooperative Foundation
Local Government Support for Cooperatives PDF Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
Becoming Employee-Owned PDF Democracy At Work Institute
In Good Company - The Guide to Employee Ownership PDF Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation
Building Shared Entrepreneurship PDF Democracy At Work Institute
Choice of Legal Entity - Chart PDF
Equal Exchange: Doing Well by Doing Good PDF Foundation for Enterprise Development
28 preguntas: ¿Estas pensando en empezar una cooperativa de trabajadores? Unas preguntas para revisar antes de reunirse con un abogado PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Think Outside the Boss Manual: How to Create a Worker Owned Enterprise PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Immigrant Worker Owned Cooperatives: A User’s Manual PDF
Low-income & Immigrant Worker Cooperative Formation PDF Urban Justice Center Community Development Project
A Layperson’s Guide to the Teamworks Cooperative Network’s Financial and Legal Structures PDF TeamWorks Cooperative Network
Small Business Ownership Succession: The Cooperative Solution PDF Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation
A Technology Freelancers' Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative PDF Network of American Tech Worker Cooperatives (NATWC)
Equal Exchange Bylaws PDF Equal Exchange
Guideline for Cooperative Bylaws PDF USDA Rural Development
"El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio Cooperativa" PDF
Building a Platform for Economic Democracy: A Cooperative Development Strategy for the Bronx PDF MIT/CoLab
How to Start and Manage a Worker-Owned Home Care Cooperative Direct Care Alliance
Recursos para desarrollar cooperativas sin fines de lucro (V0.5) PDF
Sample By Laws PDF
Non-Member Equity Instruments for Consumer and Worker Cooperatives PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California
Providing the Right Support: Are the Training Needs of Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives Unique? PDF University of Wisconin Center for Cooperatives
Firm Foundations for Democracy? Worker Ownership and Control in Advanced Capitalism PDF Foundation for Enterprise Development
Self-Direction and Employee Ownership: Working Paper Ownership Associates, Inc.
The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives:Exploring the Potential of Co-op Led Development PDF St. Mary's University
Worker Cooperative Creation as Progressive Lawyering? Moving Beyond the One-Person, One-Vote Floor PDF
Programa para Iniciar Cooperativas Presentation Democracy at Work Institute
El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center