Starting your own business gives you the opportunity to realise an idea, solve a problem or create new jobs. We think starting a business is fun. Working together and doing something worthwhile. Coompanion offers information, advice and training in how to start your own business free of charge.
Interested? You can always contact us online for advice and information on Facebook Twitter or Instagram, but the best thing to do is to get in touch with our advicers. Coompanion’s corporate advisers are experts in cooperative entrepreneurship. Our aim is to provide people who want to realise ideas together with information, advice and training, based on their individual requirements – from idea to successful company.
Cooperative companies can be run under a variety of different corporate structures. A cooperative economic association is often ideal, because the relevant legislation is designed to handle a democratic approach to ownership. All joint owners/members of the association have a vote and they decide jointly on how to allocate a surplus. A cooperative economic association (in common with a limited company) is a legal entity. It must comprise at least three people or companies and the members must decide jointly on the size of the start-up capital.
We are currently running a project called – 1000-jobb. Our vision: 2020, there should be at least 1,000 employees in social enterprises in the Gothenburg region.
We will contribute to the fact that 1,000 people have employment certificates in social enterprises through these companies being economically viable and there is a functioning system where social companies and government agencies have a credible partnership so that the way into social companies is available. With support from the European Social Fund, 2015-2017, we will take the first steps towards the vision, together with a major partnership.