Early Stages

Great place to start. Here you’ll find simple tools for organizing meetings and funneling ideas.


Ready to make it official? Here you’ll find guides, samples and examples to make the process a bit easier.

Business Planning

Planning is important to understanding sustainability of a business idea. Make sure to take the time to do it right. Start here and when you’re ready, visit the Biz Plan Creator to build your plan.


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. Start here if you’re getting ready to finance your business.

Up and Running

Already up and running? Congrats! Take a look here for resources and tools to support board members, a governance course and a few more operational-type tools.

Additional Resources

Here you’ll find a few trusted links and support services.

Why use the Co-op Creator?

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.

Business resources make life easier

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.

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