When and Who to Hire (or Contract) for Startups

As a new co-op project progresses through the 3 stages of the development process and the workload and complexity of the co-op development process increases, [...]

Membership Growth Strategies for Startups: Common Features of Success

By Ben Sandel 182 January-February 2016 Gaining members quickly and efficiently is a major hurdle for most startup co-ops. A co-op is selling a dream [...]

The Co-op Difference: Starting up in a Crowded Marketplace

Say hello to Maine's newest cooperative grocer, the Portland Food Co-op!  Board Member Chris Stacey takes us through their startup story, and shares valuable insights [...]

Case Study: East Aurora Cooperative Market—Benefits of 4 in 3 Model to Launch Startup

From September-October 2014 East Aurora Cooperative Market East Aurora, NY Year founded and incorporated: 2010 Number of members: 910 Equity investment: $200 Opening goal: Spring [...]

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