Building the Cooperative - updates:

The Four Cornerstones
    and the 3-Stage Development Model

Three Development Stages

Stage 1: Organizing
Stage 2: Feasibility & Planning
Stage 3: Implementation


  • Emerging Co-op: Brings about the open store and satisfaction of owner/member needs

  • Demonstrated capacity in all the cornerstones

  • Includes

    • Pre-construction

    • Construction & Renovation

    • Preparation for Opening

    • Sustaining – First Year and Beyond

  • Brings about the satisfaction of member needs