We had a guest speaker last week named Melissa. She is a training facilitator and works with the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. She spoke to us about how other and bigger cooperatives work and the ins and outs of expanding our business. She explained how some bigger cooperatives finance themselves and decide how things work.
She asked us questions such as, ” How much does Sweet Dreams produce?”, and ”How is your business advertised?”. Melissa also gave us feedback on organization, goals, principles, fundraisers and market research.
She also told us about a youth run cooperative who is doing environmental work in their community. Overall, this was a very exciting exchange of information, and we hope to see her in the near future!