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Why create a business plan? (video)

If you’re starting a new business, it’s important to clearly define and articulate your plans: what will we do and how will we do it? Every business, even co-operatives, should create a business plan that can be used to engage new members, raise capital, attract investors, and provide guidance to those involved.


Are you about to create a business plan for your co-op? From determining roles and responsibilities to getting to know the documents you will need, we’re here to help.

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