Olympia Co-op Academy 2022

The Olympia Co-op Conversion Academy

Keeping the Legacy of Olympia Small Businesses Thriving Through Cooperative Ownership

Coming in January 2022

Information Sessions

Join one of the upcoming information sessions in November. At these sessions, our staff will discuss the conversion process, co-ops in general, and answer questions about the academy. We have two sessions: one in-person and one on-line.

On-Line Information Session

Saturday, November 6th

10:00 am to 11:30 am

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Space for 40 participants

In-Person Information Session

Tuesday, November 9th

6:00 pm-7:30 pm

The Olympia Center

222 Columbia Street Northwest Room 100

Olympia, WA 98501

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Academy Details

Is the business healthy? What will it cost to replace the current owner? Asset vs Stock Sale?

Due Diligence

Is the business healthy? What will it cost to replace the current owner? Asset vs Stock Sale?
Understanding Financial Statements, Profit vs Surplus, Bonus (dividend) vs Patronage Refund

Show Us The Money

Understanding Financial Statements, Profit vs Surplus, Bonus (dividend) vs Patronage Refund
What is a co-op? How do co-ops differ? What type of co-op should we form?

Co-op Basics

What is a co-op? How do co-ops differ? What type of co-op should we form?
Creating a healthy co-op culture, managing conflict, embracing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Personal Management

Creating a healthy co-op culture, managing conflict, embracing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
Business planning, Loan preparation, Value Canvas

Getting Organied

Business planning, Loan preparation, Value Canvas
Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Decision-Making, and Core Polices

Governance

Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Decision-Making, and Core Polices
Attracting members and preparing for the new co-op messaging.

Marketing Our Co-op Advantage

Attracting members and preparing for the new co-op messaging.
Getting Loan Ready, Purchase and Sale Agreement, Post Conversion planning.

Closing the Sale

Getting Loan Ready, Purchase and Sale Agreement, Post Conversion planning.

Apply for the Academy Today

There is limited space for this opportunity. Register your interest now.

Instructors

Executive Director

Diane Gasaway

Executive Director
Co-Director Co-op Academy

Deborah Craig

Co-Director Co-op Academy
Co-Director Co-op Academy

John McNamara

Co-Director Co-op Academy

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