Events, news, and trainings

Worker Cooperative Jumpstart

In collaboration with Impact Silver Spring, Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy will be bringing you a Worker Co-op Jumpstart in Montgomery County!  Not only is this event going to be super informative, but it's free!   Please join us Saturday November 10th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for a day of learning about the best practices for a new or an ...
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Basic Business Elements For Worker Owners

              What makes Cooperative businesses different form other traditional structures? Sharing knowledge and information! The strongest businesses are the ones where every worker has a solid understanding of your basic financial model. Making sound decisions as a business owner is hard if you don't have all of the knowledge you need to inform those ...
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Co-op Happy Hour

Join Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy for our next Co-op Happy Hour hosted by CORE Staffing!  Like all the Happy Hour events, this will be a relaxed, informative, and free event where you can network with others who are just as interested in co-ops as you are.  Members of BRED and CORE Staffing will be on hand to answer any ...
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Co-op Happy Hour – April 18, 2018

We have a new date!  Wednesday April 18th Baltimore Bicycle works is hosting a co-op happy hour and you should be there.  Are you curious about starting a cooperative business?  Interested in finding out what kind of resources and support for co-ops is being built in Baltimore City?  Just want to hang out and geek out about building democratic workplaces? ...
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Co-operative Symposium this Saturday!

The Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy is holding a panel on Social Challenges and Emerging Strategies for Worker-Owned Cooperatives.  This panel is part of NDCC's Cooperative Baltimore Symposium and will run the morning of Saturday November 11th from 10:15-11. BRED will provide an overview of issues and trends in the emerging worker cooperative development field tackling questions such as: What ...
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The story of BRED and our larger peer network in Next City

From a great article by Oscar Perry Abello in Next City: If the financial cooperative works out, worker cooperatives will be able to access all or most of the financing they need through the people that know them best — the other worker-owners in their city or community. Each locality will have one or more local loan funds controlled by, ...
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Coop Advice Night & Happy Hour

Wednesday July 13 6-9PM Red Emma's (30 W. North Avenue) Curious about starting a cooperative business? Interested in finding out what kind of resources and support for co-ops is being built in Baltimore City?  Just want to hang out and geek out about building democratic workplaces? Then swing by this cooperative info night & happy hour, organized by BRED, and ...
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Research Associates Foundation

Thanks to a grant from the Research Associates Foundation in their Spring 2016 grant cycle, BRED will be able to provide 125 hours of free technical assistance to Baltimore-based cooperatives. We anticipate splitting this between direct, hands-on, one-on-one assistance with projects we are funding or working to fund, and free public cooperative business workshops which will be starting this summer ...
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Worker Cooperative Jumpstart

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, more than 110 community members convened in Baltimore for a full day of workshops and trainings related to the establishment of worker-owned cooperatives. The organizers, a new network of technical assistance providers called the Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy (BRED), were very pleased with the turnout and engagement. “There has been a lot of discussion ...
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