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Is a co-operative right for you?

October 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Hive is offering FREE ‘Is a co-operative right for you?’ half-day sessions for groups looking to start a co-op or anyone wanting to learn more.

The sessions are for anyone interested in learning more about co-operatives, particularly enterprises and start-ups, as well as business advisers, researchers, community organisers and others who want to explore the co-operative option.

This session will be held in Leeds – venue to be confirmed

What will the day be about?

An interactive exploration of the history and application of the co-operative enterprise model; the many different types there are and their distinctive features and advantages relative to other models. It will:

  • Outline the opportunities that a co-operative business model offers community groups and businesses
  • Help groups already looking to start a business or organisation to determine whether the co-operative option is right for them
  • Help groups identify what further work is needed to do before you are able to register as a co-operative

What attendees will learn?

  • The wide range of different types of co-operative and the sectors they operate in
  • The advantages and distinctive features of the co-operative model
  • The factors that determine the most appropriate co-operative model for a given enterprise
  • The support available to co-operative start-ups and conversions

Attendees should also utilise www.thehive.coop – a website run by Co-operatives UK in partnership with The Co-operative Bank for anyone looking to start or grow a co-operative business.

The Hive online community is another useful resource for new groups, new co-ops and existing co-ops to ask questions, share advice and discuss ideas.

Book your free place here

The event is free to attend – however a £10 fee will be charged to those who do not show up without informing them by 5pm, Tuesday 25 September 2018.


October 2, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registered Charity Number 1107013
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