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2015 Startup of the Year, Durham NC

Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Illinois Food Co-op Startup Day

July 11, 2015 in Urbana, IL
Click here for more info and to sign up.

Spend a day with startup peers discussing progress, owner loan campaigns, finding free money, and keeping owner's voices heard. Join Jacqueline Hannah and Stuart Reid from FCI, along with Ben Sandel from CDS Consutling, and Keith Howard from Indiana University. While a few discussions relate specifically to Illinois, others are welcome to attend.



July 21st at 1pm CDT

with Jacquleine Hannah (FCI) and Nicole Klimek (CDS Consulting Co-op)

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