Think Outside the Boss Workshop, this Saturday in Berkeley!

Join GC3 and SELC as we present the third installment of Think Outside the Boss: How to Create a Worker-owned Business, at St. Paul’s AME Church in Berkeley, this Saturday, March 23rd from 10:30 am to 3:30pm.

What is a worker owned business? How do you start one?

If you are interested in creating worker-owned businesses in your community or if you are a non-profit organization hoping to incubate worker-owned businesses, come to Think Outside the Boss Workshop on Saturday, March 23rd, from 10:30 AM -3:30 PM at St. Paul’s African Methodist Episcopal Church (2024 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703).

Register for the workshop here:

Sponsored by the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), and the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union, this workshop will empower you to navigate the laws around starting and maintaining a worker-owned business as well as understanding the relationships between cooperative corporations, credit unions, and worker-owned business development!

Attorneys, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, fundraising, and more! You can get resources and information on:

  • what worker-owned businesses are and the advantage of forming one,

  • how to convert a traditional business to a worker-owned business,

  • how to run your business democratically,

  • how to spread ownership and control across a group of people,

  • the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative,

  • how to raise money from your collective, your community, and even the bank,

  • laws about how to treat your workers,

  • and more!

After the presentations, there will be an opportunity to network with real worker-owners, financial institutions, and other cooperative resource providers.  And, the first 60 attendees will receive a manual on “How to Start a Worker-Owned Business!”

Food: A light breakfast will be provided before the presentation, followed by a delicious lunch!

Want to attend? Please RSVP here:, or call (510) 548-4040, ext. 340.

Need legal assistance? Free follow-up legal consultation! Two follow-up legal clinics will be held after the workshop for attendees seeking to start or incubate worker-owned businesses. If you are interested, please fill out an application at the workshop.

Questions? For more information call 510.548.4040 ext. 340 or email

We hope to see you there!

TOTB3 Flier


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