Feb 21, 2019 | 12:30 PM | Thursday

Thu Feb 21, 12:30 PM - Thu Feb 21, 2:30 PM

Manchaca Road Branch Public Library

5500 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX

Community: South Austin

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In this Exploring Entrepreneurship session, you will hear from a four-member panel about the benefits of a cooperative business structure.  We'll also dig deeper into the details of how they financed their co-op, how they manage their co-op, and how to convert your busi

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In this Exploring Entrepreneurship session, you will hear from a four-member panel about the benefits of a cooperative business structure.  We'll also dig deeper into the details of how they financed their co-op, how they manage their co-op, and how to convert your business into a cooperative.
MODERATOR:
Annelies Lottman, Texas Rural Cooperative Center
PANELISTS:
Andi Shively, Key Figures
Dan Gillote, Chief Executive Grocer, Wheatsville Co-Op
Andrea Beleno Harrington, Texas C-BAR
A cooperative, or co-op, buys and sells products or services just like any other business.  The difference is a co-op is owned and governed by its members.  There are nearly 30,000 cooperatives in the United States with more than 100 million members.  Sometimes co-ops are formed when an owner is ready to retire and wants the business to continue with the same employees.
Parking is free.
11:30  a.m. - 12 p.m.: Networking, light refreshments
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.:Panel discussion and Q&A

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