Budding entrepreneurs in Buffalo are being invited to a new program that will help them explore the philosophy and practice of a worker-owned cooperative.
The twelve-week Cooperative Academy will take place each Tuesday from Oct. 1 to Dec. 17 with instruction from experts in business development, finance, government, democratic decision-making and participatory management.
A worker cooperative is a business owned and controlled by workers, each of whom is given a decision-making role.
“There are successful worker cooperatives in every sector of the economy,” Cooperation Buffalo and PUSH Buffalo said in a statement announcing the program. “Cooperatives have a long history as a way for working people to create good, dignified jobs that they control, particularly for people who lack access to business ownership or stable work options.”
Read the full article here: Want to start a co-op project? This Buffalo-based program will teach you how.