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Date(s) - 2012/11/17
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tassafaronga Recreation Center



Think Outside the Boss – Creating a Worker-Owned Business

Green Collar Communities Clinic

Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PST)

Oakland, CA

What is a worker owned business? How do you start one?

Join the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), and Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) as we explore the connections between environmental justice, resiliency and worker-owned business development.

You should come to this workshop if you are interested in creating a worker-owned business in your community or if you are a nonprofit non-profit organizations interested in incubating worker-owned businesses.

10:30am – 11:00am – Registration

11:00am – 2:30pm – Workshop

You’ll learn about the following:

– what worker-owned businesses are and the advantage of forming one,

– how to convert a traditional business to a worker-owned business,

– how to run your business democratically,

– how to spread ownership and control across a group of people,

– what is tax and accounting in a cooperative?

– how to raise money from your collective, your community, and even the bank!

– laws about how to treat your workers

– and more!

Networking opportunity!

There will also be an opportunity for networking with groups that will connect you with real worker-owners, financial institutions, and resources for worker cooperatives.

We will be distributing a manual on How to Start a Worker-Owned Business to the first 50 attendees!

Free follow-up legal consultation!

After the workshop we will hold two follow-up legal clinics for workshop attendees seeking to start or incubate worker-owned businesses. If you are interested, fill out an application at the workshop!

For more information, call 510.548.4040 ext 365, or email kara@berkeley.edu