The Mobile Co-op Lab is a collaboration between Dr. Pop, the L.A. Co-op Lab, and the Arroyo Sustainable Economies Community Organization — as well as worker co-ops in formation, freelancers looking for a team, and numerous organizations that want to make work more available, dignified, and democratic.
We’re taking the idea and possibility of worker co-ops into the streets of Los Angeles in Fall 2016 as evangelists for a more democratic economy, offering workshops, resources, and connections to a network of resources.
Our goal is to make sure that at least 5,000 people in L.A. know what a co-op is, have access to tools and resources, and that some of them might even get started on the road to becoming worker-entreprenuers with their own cooperative businesses.
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Here are some examples of Mobile Co-op Lab’s traveling workshops:
Get some basic information about worker coops and then have a no-risk experience what that could be like by playing a giant version of Co-opoly, brought to you by our friends at Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA).
Think like a business — together!
The business model canvas is a quick and dirty (and collective) tool for testing out your business ideas to make sure that you are offering something that people want and need so that your team will do well for the community and earn a decent living.
One of the best ways to learn about worker coops is to benefit from the real-life stories of successful worker-owners.