Current stage:

One

Member count:

184

 

STAGE one: 

1 - 300 members

✔️ Form steering committee and subcommittees

✔️ Establish co-op bylaws

✔️ Become incorporated

✔️ Set up financial and administrative systems

✔️ Launch website and social media accounts

✔️ Begin membership drive

  • Host community feedback sessions

✔️Introduce Solidarity Share

  • Recruit volunteers


Stage Two:

300 – 450 members

  • Make member cards

  • Develop business plan

  • Continue community engagement and host events

  • Raise capital

  • Begin exploring storefront site options


Stage three:

451 – 600 members

  • Analyze storefront location options

  • Secure store location

  • Finalize business plan based on secured location

  • Hire general manager


601 – 800 members

  • Secure external funding

  • Establish relationships with vendors and local producers

  • Finalize plans and budget for storefront design and/or renovation

STAGE FOUR:


801 – 1,000+  members

  • Work with the general manager to hire and train staff

  • Order and install equipment inventory

  • Open the storefront!

STAGE FIVE:


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