Hear from three speakers – all either existing freelancers or previously freelancers – who have used the co-op model to benefit their work and security.
It makes good business sense for self-employed people to join forces, form co-ops and enjoy benefits such as shared costs, resources, knowledge and expertise. Co-ops enable their members to have access to fairer, more decent work, as well as a share of the profits. And by coming together, freelancers can bid for larger scale tenders, gain access to new markets and innovate through sharing creative ideas.
Watch this webinar with:
- Aysha Haq, Chapel Street Studio – a co-operative of creative freelancers in Bradford
- Steven Flower, Open Data Services – a worker co-op that was formed when freelance analysts and IT professionals joined forces to create open data standards and tools
- John Gibson, Felt Nowt Productions – a co-op of stand-up comedians in the North East of England
- Our Step by Step tool is a great free resource to help work your way through the steps of planning and starting a new co-op: https://www.uk.coop/start-new-co-op/start
- Access up to 10 days of tailored business support by applying to The Hive – delivered by Co-operatives UK, in partnership with The Co-operative Bank: https://www.uk.coop/start-new-co-op/start/support
- Discover the power of co-ops with our series of FREE webinars: https://www.uk.coop/thehive