Creating Funding Sources: Strategies for Bridging the Financing Gap

Brenda Pfahnl
Ben Sandel
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon B

Development costs continue to rise to get a cooperative grocery store up and running.  It is increasingly important to think “out of the box” to find additional sources of capital, or to re-invent the tried and true ways to fill these ever-increasing development budgets. In this workshop we will feature the stories of 10 co-ops that successfully secured creative or unusual financing sources in order to finance their start-up or expansion. The goal is to inspire start-ups to think of ways you might be able to bring new funding sources to the table in your own communities.


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