Start a cooperative business with MCDC!


If you have an idea for a business you’d like to start, or you want to turn an existing business into a cooperative, you’re in good company! MCDC has already started four worker co-ops, with many more in the works.

When you’re ready to put your idea into action, we’re here to help! The first step is to attend one of our monthly “Co-ops 101” presentations. The next one is coming right up:

When: Monday, Nov. 18th, 6-8 pm

Where: Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 South Park Street

Also: a light dinner will be provided!

Presented by a partnership of the UW Center for Cooperatives, Madison Cooperative Development Coalition and the Madison Public Library, with funding from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

If you have questions or comments, please write us at

PS: We’ve already held our first Co-ops 101 in Spanish! In 2020, we plan to give presentations in Spanish and Hmong on a regular basis. Help us spread the word! Co-ops are for everyone!