Yesterday, I was invited to talk to David Barnett, author of How to Sell my Own Business: A guide to selling your own business privately and not pay a broker's commission. We talked a little about what cooperatives are and how you convert an existing business to worker ownership.
Posted on January 11, 2019 at 1:43pm
It makes sense that employee owned companies would perform better, but there was no real proof - until now. The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) created the Employee Ownership Index on the Motif.com trading platform. The Index beats the S&P500 decisively. Take a look: Employee Ownership Index
Posted on December 31, 2018 at 10:27am
This artists' cooperative has been around since 1988. It makes perfect sense for a group of artists to share the task of marketing their art cooperatively.
Even better, the concept can be implemented by many other solopreneurs. Independence is the number one motivation for becoming self-employed. By marketing your products or services cooperatively, you can share the cost and still maintain your independence.…Continue
Posted on November 27, 2018 at 12:07pm
This week, I attended a resource meeting at the Stonebridge Country Club. Not once, but twice, I found myself listening to people explaining to other people what worker cooperatives are so I didn't have to. You can't buy this stuff for money. This is what happens when you show up consistently, making connections and making friends.
My job is to explain something that is unfamiliar to most people. When people begin to do my job for me, I think I have reached a milestone. It didn't…Continue
Posted on September 7, 2018 at 2:30pm