We are starting a grassroots organizing effort to connect progressively minded business people on the Island.
The purpose of the group is to foster the notion of Cooperation as Competitive Advantage in our local businesses and economy.
Our idea is that we all are fundamentally better off when we work together and that this idea can permeate businesses of any scale across our communities.
Topics of the night will include
- Employee-owned businesses - Employee buyouts of existing businesses - Starting Cooperative businesses in any industry - Platform Cooperatives of independent/contract workers
So... if any of this is interesting, please come and share your thoughts. We are happy to talk, offer advice, make introductions, or generally help as we can. As our group grows, we will have a greater ability to help.