Community-Wealth.org is an encyclopedia of structures of broad-based ownership and circular economies. No two broad-based ownership structures are the same. This resource can help you understand what types of structures already exist, to inspire you to create something that works for your concept and stand on the shoulders of giants.
Co-op Law is a resource curated by the Sustainable Economies Law Center. This valuable resource has overviews of state by state laws, how governance (aka decision-making) works in cooperative structures, and more resources. We encourage you to roam this site to understand some of the unique requirements and challenges for cooperatives in your field and …
Reason Street’s Business Model Library provides a breakdown of how different types of business models work for your company and for your customers.
Columinate’s Board-Management Relationship resources page includes blog posts covering a range of topics including Financial management during the pandemic for grocery cooperatives, a comprehensive guide on hiring a GM (includes worksheets), a Case Study of Medford Food Co-op, Evaluating Board-GM relationships through 4 pillars of cooperative governance, Delineating the separate roles of the Board and …
Wikipedia’s “Worker Cooperatives” provides an overview of worker cooperatives including definitions, history, structure, finance, and an informative section on worker cooperatives by country.
Wegner CPA’s – Taxation of Corporation Vs. Partnership Vs. S-Corporation chart shows variations of taxation depending on coop’s incorporation status.
Reason Street’s Capital Library glossary will help you get up to speed on all of the business-speak used in financing transactions and give you the confidence to speak the language.