Startup

Looking for the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives's Free Startup Webinar? Find out more and register here.

Here are some startup resources for worker cooperatives.

Staff picks

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

All

Title Format Source
Steps to Starting a Worker Coop PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California; NW Cooperative Foundation
Pro Forma Template Spreadsheet Democracy at Work Institute
Democratic Management: A Practical Guide for Managers and Others PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Sample Worker Cooperative Bylaws Word Processor Document
Coop 101: A Guide to Starting a Cooperative PDF Cooperative Development Institute
28 questions to ask before meeting the lawyer PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Guide to Worker Cooperative Bylaws and Operating Agreements PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Becoming Employee-Owned PDF Democracy At Work Institute
Think Outside the Boss Manual: How to Create a Worker Owned Enterprise PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
A Technology Freelancers' Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative PDF Network of American Tech Worker Cooperatives (NATWC)
Worker Cooperative Finances Presentation Cooperation Works!
In Good Company - The Guide to Employee Ownership PDF Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation
Choice of Legal Entity - Chart PDF
Cooperatives and Public Policy, A Partnership in Progress: Using the Worker Co-op Model to Build Community Wealth PDF
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
Working With Small Business Cooperatives: A Guide for Public Sector, Private Sector, and Nonprofit Allies PDF Business Enterprise Institute at The University of Alaska Anchorage, Democracy at Work Institute
Small Business Ownership Succession: The Cooperative Solution PDF Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation
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
Building Shared Entrepreneurship PDF Democracy At Work Institute
Equal Exchange: Doing Well by Doing Good PDF Foundation for Enterprise Development
Programa para Iniciar Cooperativas Presentation Democracy at Work Institute
Equal Exchange Bylaws PDF Equal Exchange
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
Guideline for Cooperative Bylaws PDF USDA Rural Development
Sample By Laws PDF
Non-Member Equity Instruments for Consumer and Worker Cooperatives PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California
Self-Direction and Employee Ownership: Working Paper Ownership Associates, Inc.
El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
"El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio Cooperativa" PDF
Recursos para desarrollar cooperativas sin fines de lucro (V0.5) PDF
Providing the Right Support: Are the Training Needs of Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives Unique? PDF University of Wisconin Center for Cooperatives
The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives:Exploring the Potential of Co-op Led Development PDF St. Mary's University
Firm Foundations for Democracy? Worker Ownership and Control in Advanced Capitalism PDF Foundation for Enterprise Development
Center for Family Life Cooperative Startup Guides PDF
Worker Cooperative Creation as Progressive Lawyering? Moving Beyond the One-Person, One-Vote Floor PDF