Starting a worker cooperative is an exciting and challenging endeavor! 

Here's a few to-do's to get you started:

  1. Learn the definition of a worker co-op.
  2. Join the USFWC as a member organization. You'll be connected to a national and international network of cooperators, developers, and allies that will help to support you through the process.
  3. Attend our FREE monthly Worker Co-op Startup webinar - see our events page for the next session
  4. Check out's Introduction to Lean Co-op, an online course for entrepreneurs building cooperatively-owned businesses
  5. Choose a book from our Co-op Bookshelf to read with your team
  6. Watch a video together during lunch
  7. Work through the Co-op Movement study guide from TESA Collective

Additional start-up resources are available here.

Worker Cooperative Startup Webinar

Hosted on the first Friday of every month. Register now on our events page.

Can't make a first Friday? Email us at for more information.