The Co-op Start Up Manual

This manual has been designed for people seeking information on the practical ins and outs of forming a cooperative. The manual has three parts. Part 1 contains questions and answers about cooperatives and things to consider before starting and during start-up itself. Part 2 has a number of case studies, including:

  • Peagrowers Coop Ltd.
  • The Watchem Community Coop Ltd.
  • Nullawill Farmers Coop Ltd.

Part 3 covers the issues of business planning and cooperative principles and ideals, plus tips from the experts and a glossary of terms.

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