The Cooperative Business Model

In this 2-hour introductory class, the participant will learn the fundamentals of a cooperative business. What is a co-op, what are the various types of co-ops, history of co-ops in the U.S., the international cooperative principles, how to use the cooperative model for any business, and learn why some say that cooperatives are a better way to business. Come to the class because you are curious, thinking of starting a cooperative business, or wondering how you can support economic democracy in our communities. The cost for this two hour class is $25.

This class is being taught by Dorian Gregory, CPA and Loan Officer for the Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE), and a member-owner and board president of River Valley Coop. Since 1975, CFNE has been financing the cooperative economy in New England.

Time: Monday, January 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
Cost: $25 (preregistration required)

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