Welcome to the worker cooperative development website. The goal of this site is to address strategic barriers limiting the creation and growth of worker cooperatives and show how they can be overcome.
The site is geared primarily towards entrepreneurs, worker cooperative developers, academics, coop accountants, coop lawyers, and those thinking about converting an existing business to a worker cooperative. There will be a heavy emphasis on worker cooperative fundamentals, in particular financial transactions and capital structure. The hope is to clearly lay out what is need to achieve a higher growth rate for worker cooperatives. What is proposed is a substantial rethinking of how we perceive worker ownership and startup financing, and what we hold as our core cooperative values.
The Abolish Human Rentals site has more information on economic fundamentals relevant to worker cooperatives.