Webinar: Public Policy Spotlight – Worker Co-ops and Small Business Development Centers

Event Details

Date and Time:

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm EST



A USFWC Policy and Advocacy webinar moving forward the Main Street Employee Ownership Act

What is a Small Business Development Center, anyway?

On August 13th, we celebrated the passing of the first ever federal legislation concerning worker co-ops. Now it’s time to get to work. One big portion of the Main Street Employee Ownership Act (https://usworker.coop/blog/usfwc-main-street-employee-ownership-act/) is to “work with Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) across the country to provide training and education on employee ownership options.” This is the time to build relationships with SBDCs so that we can make sure effective education and outreach are available through these centers.

In this public webinar hosted by our Policy and Advocacy Council, we will hear from Andrew Delmonte, worker co-op developer and business advisor for the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Buffalo State. We’ll learn what SBDCs are, how we can work with them to promote conversions and the worker co-op model.

Join us on Thursday, November 15 at 1pm EST/10am PST as we organize together and put the Main Street Employee Ownership Act into action.

This webinar will be offered in English

In the meantime, you can read up on the Main Street Employee Ownership Act and continue to share the news using our social media toolkit: http://bit.ly/mainstreetwebinar

Donations are encouraged!

While this webinar is free, the USFWC depends on support from its members and the public to fund this incredibly important policy work, such as the historic Main Street Employee Ownership Act. Please consider supporting the work of the USFWC in organizing on behalf of worker co-ops.