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Is starting a co-op right for you? Webinar series

Join our series of FREE webinars for people interested in starting a co‑op business. 

The Hive’s short webinar sessions are an introduction to the co-op business model – and will provide a launchpad for starting a co‑op business. This series from The Hive – a support programme for co-ops delivered by Co‑operatives UK in partnership with The Co‑operative Bank.

Co-ops do business differently. They’re suitable for people looking to challenge the status quo and find fairer, more equitable ways of working. Co‑ops are owned and controlled by their members, giving people a share in the success of the business.

Taking place from November 2021 to February 2022, the series of webinars will explain the resilience of the co‑op model and discuss the benefits, as well as helping start‑ups discover if their business would suit a co‑operative structure. 

If you want to know more, choose from our range of free webinars below and book your place now!

Our FREE webinars 

See below the webinars – with more to be added!

Join Co‑operatives UK’s Petra Morris and Dane Pollard for an informative, inspiring session on the benefits of co‑ops and how to start your co‑op business – with examples of successful co‑ops that put control in the hands of their workers, customers and suppliers. Find out more and book your place: 

Hear from our a panel of young people who have been involved in or founded a range of co‑ops. Discover how co‑ops can empower young people and provide opportunities to help them build successful, fulfilling lives. Find out more and book your place: 

This webinar took place on 16 November. Watch the recording.

Watch this space for more webinars on this topic in the new year!

The rise of digital platforms like Uber and Deliveroo has increased precarious working and enabled digital giants to dominate markets. Discover how platform co‑ops offer a fairer alternative, putting power and control in the hands of people on the frontline of services. Find out more and book your place: 

Why co-ops?

Sharing ownership not only boosts morale and productivity, it harnesses innovation – and research suggests that co‑ops are far more resilient and more likely to survive than other businesses. 

The Co-op Economy Report also found co‑ops have been more resilient to the pandemic compared to other businesses.

Support for starting a co-op

After the webinar, if you’ve got a business idea, The Hive can help turn your plans into action:

  • Access our online step-by-step tool that smoothly guides you through the start‑up process – and you can even register your new co‑op.
  • Apply for up to 10 days tailored business advice, training and mentoring.
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