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Coop Academy FAQs
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Why are you doing this?
Incubating worker-owned green businesses is what we do. It is our sole purpose for existence at Green Worker Cooperatives. We do this because we want to build a strong local economy …
What is a worker cooperative exactly?
Worker cooperatives are businesses that are owned and controlled by their members, the people who work in them. By allowing workers to have a direct role in decision-making and a share …
Are cooperatives legally recognized as real businesses?
Yes, they are. In New York State a worker cooperative can incorporate using a variety of legal structures, such as a cooperative corporation, C corp, or LLC. Whatever its incorporation status, …
What qualifies as a green business?
At Green Worker Cooperatives we consider a green business to be one that provides ecological benefits while doing no harm to its workers, surrounding community, or environment. Within those guidelines, a …
Do I have to live in the Bronx in order to apply?
While the Coop Academy is open to anyone in New York City, applications from teams with a majority of residents from the Bronx receive higher priority in the selection process.
What is the application process?
Complete and submit only one application [insert link for application page] per team by the application deadline. Teams must contain at least three people. After a review and selection process, successful …
Can three of us go in together as a team with three separate ideas?
No. That is not a team. That is three individuals with three individual businesses. This is a program for cooperatives. We only work with teams united under one business concept.
What is the time commitment?
Each team member is required to attend all classes during the 16-week duration of the course. Weekly classes are three hours and are held in the evenings. Additionally there are four …
What will the Coop Academy cover?
Coop Academy classes combine the core fundamentals of sales, marketing, and finance with training in team management, interpersonal communications, democratic decision-making, and environmental performance. Throughout the entire course teams …
How much does it cost?
The cost of the Coop Academy is $1,500 per team (NOT per person) and includes 16 weeks of classes, materials, a business coach, web site design, legal support, and logo development. …
But I can afford to pay it all right now. Do I really have to fundraise?
This course is designed so that you and your team members work together and produce a functioning worker-owned green business by the completion of the course. By fundraising for the registration …
Will I complete the Academy ready to launch a business?
Provided that your team attends classes and completes its assignments, by the end of the course your cooperative will have the tools, information, and support needed to prepare a business plan, …
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