Startup Workplaces

Starting a worker cooperative is an exciting and challenging endeavor.  Here are some resources to help you along the way.

‘Steps to Starting a Worker Cooperative’ (free online webinar)
Hosted first Friday of every month, 12 pm pacific, 3pm eastern
Registration Required

The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a participatory conversational format. Attendees are offered 30 minutes of free consulting after the webinar from the Democracy at Work Network.

What is a Worker Cooperative? 

The community

Educate yourself

Startup Guides



Cooperative Capacity

Business Development

Ecosystem of Support



Looking for a start-up resource that is not included on this list? Additional start-up resources are available here.

Startup workplaces are invited to join the USFWC. Learn more.