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Is a co-operative right for you?

When: 10am-4pm, Wednesday 14 June 2017
Where: Brighton – location to be confirmed.
Mutual Aid in Sussex (MAIS) are offering this FREE one-day session ‘Is a co-operative right for you?’ run by expert co-operative business advisers.

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

In addition to the one-day workshop, attendees will be encouraged to visit www.thehive.coop – a business support website run Co-operatives UK in partnership with The Co-operative Bank for anyone looking to start or grow a co-operative business – and The Hive online community for new groups, new co-ops and existing co-ops to ask questions, share advice and discuss ideas.

More information about the event here.

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