In order to create a cooperative, both and idea and a business plan are required.

Starting a cooperative is very similar to starting any business: an idea and a business plan are required. There are, however, some specific requierements, set out in the Catalan Act on Cooperatives. For instance, a minimum of three people is required in the starting up process.

The co-operative movement is great at helping cooperatives start. Contacting the Federation of Worker Cooperatives of Catalonia is a very good starting point. We can help you with: 

  • Advice and support in the start-up process of your cooperative.  
  • Supporting presence, by telephone and online.
  • Awareness to business advisers, financial promotion bodies and other entities.
  • Advice to companies and entities wishing to become cooperatives.

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