December 4, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Community Futures, 501 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 1S5, Canada
The Upper Columbia Co-op Council is teaming up with the Basin Business Advisors’ Program this winter to spread the word about why the co-op businesses model is known as the Swiss Army Knife of local economies.
Join us for a free lunch and Co-ops 101 presentation and discussion to explore how co-ops can ignite business ideas for entrepreneurs, artists and artisans, retiring business owners, graduating students, health care professionals, farmers, consultants, car users, childcare workers and others.
Participants in the Co-ops 101 sessions will build an understanding of the basic structure, principles and values of co-operative enterprises, while learning about examples of thriving co-ops in a variety of sectors across the province– from the large scale international operations of Best Western Hotels, to a 4-member bicycle delivery worker co-op in Vancouver.