Wikipedia’s “Worker Cooperatives” provides an overview of worker cooperatives including definitions, history, structure, finance, and an informative section on worker cooperatives by country.
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.
The Democracy at Work Institute’s “Choosing a Business entity: A Guide for Worker Cooperatives” explains the different types of business organizations and, critically, the important issues to consider.
Nolo.com’s “Learn About Business Ownership Structures” blog post provides an overview of the different types of organizational structures one can use ( corporation, LLC, partnership, sole proprietorship, cooperatives).
SOCAP Digital’s article written by Jonathan Storper, “What’s the difference between a B Corp and Benefit Corporation?” discusses the difference between the entities. Note: Benefit Corporation is an actual legal entity recognized by state statute.