Here are some conversion resources for worker cooperatives.

Staff picks


Title Format Source
Democratic Management: A Practical Guide for Managers and Others PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Workers to Owners 2019 Data Brief PDF Workers to Owners
A Brief Guide to Understanding Employee Ownership Structures PDF The Democracy at Work Institute
2017 Workers to Owners Annual Impact Report PDF
Successful Cooperative Ownership Transitions: Case Studies on the Conversion of Privately Held Businesses to Worker Cooperatives PDF University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives and Democracy at Work Institute
Becoming Employee-Owned PDF Democracy At Work Institute
Innovative Financial Models to Spur Worker to Owner Conversions Concerned Capital
Industry Research Series: Craft Beer PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Decisions in the Process of Business Transition (Who Decides What?) PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Small Business Ownership Succession: The Cooperative Solution PDF Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation
Projecting the Long-Term Consequences of ESOP vs. Co-op Conversion of a Firm on Employee Benefits and Company Cash PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California; Democratic Business Association of Northern California
Conversions Timeline PDF
The Lending Opportunity of a Generation: FAQs and Case Studies for Investing in Businesses Converting to Worker Ownership PDF Cooperative Fund of New England, Project Equity, Democracy at Work Institute
Becoming Employee Owned: A Small Business Toolkit for Transitioning to Employee Ownership PDF
Conversion Brochure (OEOC) PDF
An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning PDF Ohio Employee Ownership Center
Introduction to Worker Cooperative Business Transition Planning Democracy at Work Institute
Case Studies: Business Conversions to Worker Cooperatives PDF Project Equity
The 1042 roll-over cooperative in practice PDF Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent University
Employee Ownership: A Triple Win Solution PDF
Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversions PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Legacy Business: Our opportunity to build wealth, economy, and culture PDF
Selling Your Business to Your Employees - Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) & Worker-Owned Cooperatives PDF Ohio Employee Ownership Center
Ensuring Your Legacy: Succession Planning & Democratic Employee Ownership. PDF ICA Group
First Response: Save the Jobs (presentation) PDF US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
The Rural Succession Dilemma and the Cooperative Solution PDF Democracy At Work Institute
What is Your Business Really Worth? PDF Prairie Capital Advisors
The Transition Process PDF Democracy at Work Institute