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Cooperatives Learning Lab 101: Thinking Outside The Boss

Join Mountain BizWorks coach Franzi Charen, founder of the Asheville Grown Business Alliance and co-owner of Hip Replacements clothing, as she leads an exploration into the variety of ways businesses can democratize ownership. Whether you’re interested in starting a cooperative business, joining a coop, or transitioning your business into a cooperative workplace, this lab is a great place to start. Gain an understanding of the power that cooperatives have to transform communities and build better businesses.


September 21 – 5:30 to 8:30pm


Mountain BizWorks Training Room
153 South Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 + Google Map



Guest Speakers:

Molly Hemstreet, Opportunity Threads & Carolina Textile District
Calvin Allen, Ujamaa Freedom Market


Limited scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Julia Staines at [email protected] or 828-253-2834 x10.

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