New Services Offering

Meeting Details

Proposal Details

This proposal is to create a suite of services, in addition to the consulting projects we currently do. The current intake process would continue as is and be listed alongside a new set of services that are provided in the following areas of work/categories:
  • Training and Workshops
  • Consultations (short project, less then 10 hours) – could use a better word if you found it
  • Consulting

Within each area/category there are themes in which each service is also tagged. These include (so far):

  • Facilitation
  • Finances
  • Business Development
  • Special Topics
  • ???

These can be added/edited over time as needed.

Ideas for new services organized by the area and tag noted above that I (Dana) received from email sent to all members, they include:
Training and workshops
One-time workshops and trainings for groups.
  • Coop 101 (2 hrs)
  • Training the trainers (workshop development support/feedback)
  • Decision Making processes 
  • Consensus decision-making 
  • Meeting facilitation 
  • Creating powerful mission, vision and values statements 
  • Systems of Accountability and Evaluations
Special Topics
  • Dangers and benefits of co-ops working with non-profit organizations 
  • Challenges and strategies for youth in cooperatives 
  • Greening your cooperative 
  • Options for financing a startup co-op 
  • Covering your assets: Finding the right insurance coverage for your co-op
  • All-day intensive financial literacy workshop, co-facilitated with Alex Fischer of Open Bookkeeping (in-person)
  •  2 and 4-hour workshops, condensed versions of the financial literacy intensive (in-person)
  • 2 hour workshop – Worker Co-op Finance 101 (in-person or webinar)
Short term support from experienced worker-owners on specific aspects of your business. 
  • Facilitation coaching 
Business Development
  • Business plan review/critique
  • Product or Service Development/Feedback
  • Profitability Strategizing
  • Real estate readiness
  • Intake processes
  • Bookkeeping system setup and software consulting 
  • Roadmap to tax-readiness consulting 
Special Topics
  • Union – cooperative collaboration 
  • Research/interviews & presentation of case studies for certain topics
Projects – Consulting 
Intensive longer term engagements on specific aspects of your business.
Business Development
  • Operations and structural analysis 
  • Conversions


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Annie Sullivan-Chin

Looks great so far – thanks!

Please add Co-op Index under Consultations (I think).

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