New Co-ops Start Here

people working to develop co-ops

UCUR 2015 register now!

Up & Coming, Up & Running Conference

Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28, 2015, BLoomington, Indiana

Register Now! 

This two-day gathering offers workshops concerning the three stages of new co-op development, from the very first work of community building, to financing and designing the store, to finally implementing systems and opening the doors.

UCUR also offers training for the staff and board members of new co-ops during their first years of operation, helping those co-ops that are Up and Running tweak their systems and achieve success.


Our 2015 webinar scheudule will be announced here in early January.


Top Toolbox Items

How to Start a Food Co-op

How to Start A Food Co-op  A good overview of the entire retail co-op organizing process. Everyone on your steering committee should look at this.


Development Flow Chart A graphical guide to the organization process


Link Database

 Searchable Links Everything for food co-op development