Linda Phillips’s “Tax Advantages of Selling to a Worker Cooperative“ blog post introduces you to one of the benefits of selling your business to a worker cooperative. A section of the Internal Revenue Code will allow you to defer capital gains taxes if you follow the rules outlined.
Jason Wiener’s “Cooperatives and Founder Incentives” blog post discusses the ways in which contemporary cooperatives incentivize founders to take entrepreneurial risk and reward their visionary zeal within the cooperative structure.
In Jason Wiener’s “New Models for #PlatformCoop Design Series” parts 1-5 you will learn new concepts, trends, and techniques to marry a platform business model with a cooperative. Platform cooperatives leverage network effects, platform technology, and member engagement to break the mold of “rent seeking” and extraction, made infamous by Silicon Valley-backed start-ups. Platform cooperatives …
RAINEdigital’s “Bringing Ideas to Life: Ideate, Validate, Plan and Execute” blog post breaks down the process of ideating, validating, planning, then executing ideas and projects.
The U.S. Small Business Association’s “Write Your Business Plan” blog post provides guidance to create a business plan quickly and efficiently. Please work through this resource and upload your business plan below.
Linda Phillips’s “Cooperative Equity Capital, Income and Patronage: How They Work Together” blog post about equity, income and patronage discusses three important parts of a cooperative’s financial model.
Wegner CPA’s The New Tax Law and Co-ops Taxed as Partnerships or S-Corporations explains that cooperatives that are taxed as partnerships or S-corporations fall under the general tax rules applicable to all partnerships and S-corporations. The Subchapter T rules that apply to incorporated cooperatives do not apply to partnerships and S-corporations.
”Use of the Word Cooperative”, a blog written by Linda Phillips of JWPC, explains who can or cannot use the term “cooperative” in the formation of a new company with references to several state laws.
Harvard Business Review’s blog “A New Approach to Funding Social Enterprises” provides an overview of new forms of financing: (1) Social Impact Bonds, (2) Quasi Equity Debt (3) Pooling, (4) Loan Guarantees, and (5) Donations.
Jason Wiener’s blog post, “Limited Cooperative Associations and Early Stage Financing” offers an introduction to different equity offering options.