Information for Start-Ups
With the growing number of start-up worker cooperatives, we have pulled together helpful resources, information, and tools to support your business development. We'll be adding more to resources in the coming weeks.
More details coming soon on how the Institute is able to support start-up worker cooperaratives. In the meantime, please find helpful resources listed below and browse the full Resource Library.
Resources for Start-Ups
Don't start from scratch. Sample worker cooperative bylaws in word doc form for you to edit for your own cooperative.
28 essential questions for any start-up to ask - and try to answer - before meeting with a lawyer.
Prezi given by USFWC / DAWN for the Vermont Employee Ownership Center on the basics of worker cooperative governance and management.
A chart to assist with selecting the most appropriate legal entity for your worker cooperative. Compares: Sole Proprietor, C-Corp, S-Corp, Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Cooperative Corporation.
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