Start Up a New Cooperative Business

Co-op Dayton supports startup businesses in the Dayton region that are employee-owned or commit to implement employee ownership.

Our basic services include:

  • The design of a cooperative governance model and formal bylaws

  • The implementation of open book management practices

  • Ongoing employee-owner training on cooperative business finance, operations, and governance, including leadership development

For startup businesses that meet a compelling community need, like the Gem City Market, Co-op Dayton may offer additional services.

Our additional services include:

  • Market research and the development of a business plan

  • The development of a financial model and finance strategy

  • Project management of the business and finance plans

  • Community and stakeholder engagement

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