Early stages is a great place to start. Here you’ll find simple tools for organizing meetings and funneling ideas.Click Here
Ready to make it official? Here you’ll find guides, samples and examples to make the process a bit easier.Click Here
Planning is important to understanding sustainability of a business idea. Make sure to take the time to do it right.Click Here
Getting financing for any venture is a challenge. But understanding the financing you need and where to find it is a great place to start.Click Here
Already up and running? Congrats! Take a look here for resources and tools to support board members, a governance course...Click Here
Here you’ll find a few trusted links and support services.Click Here
The grid above indicates a recommended business development pathway. Start at the Early Stages and move your way forward. Each category has a set of resources related to that stage of development. Take what you need. Leave what you don’t.
We recognize every business path is different. So, you can also choose where to start. Simply click on your preferred starting point or use the search tool to find specific resources.
If you need help, contact us. We are more than happy to walk you through the site and development process.
A co-operative is a business and requires the same level of energy, skill and commitment as any other business. Starting and building a business can be complicated, confusing and frustrating. The Co-op Creator is designed to assist with that process. Whether you’re just starting out or have the business up and running, the Co-op Creator has tools and resources to support your work.
Plus, it’s FREE. So, use it as little or as much as you need. If you feel it’s helped, tell others. If it didn’t, please tell us.
Need a business plan? Start here. The Biz Plan Creator is an easy-to-use and helpful tool. Designed to guide you through the process, the Biz Plan Creator offers a user-friendly platform and clear advice at every stage. Plus, it includes a secure account and customized branding of your plan. So, you can leave and come back to your plan as needed. And when you’re done, a branded PDF business plan ready for investors and financiers is your reward.