Feasibility and Business Plan Guide

Resources for Cooperative Community Farms

Published by the BC Co-operative Association

This document outlines the steps to determine the economic feasibility of your coop venture and guides you through the development of a business plan. It includes a checklist of all the costs you will need to consider in the budgeting process and offers suggestions on how to finance your co-op.

Whether you are forming a community service co-op to access or purchase land, a worker coop to farm it, a producer co-op to jointly market, distribute, or process your product, or a consumer co-op to sell the food, you will need a business plan to demonstrate your co-op’s economical viability.

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