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.