SBDCNet Webinar: How to Finance Employee Ownership Businesses

SBDCNet 2021 Employee Ownership Webinar Series
Session 2 – Financing Cooperatively-Owned Business Entities

One challenge to cooperative enterprise financing has been the conflict between traditional underwriting’s inclusion of personal collateral and the cooperative entity structure of sometimes many worker-owners who do not have majority ownership. Learn how financiers are overcoming this barrier through non-extractive financing, special loan pools, and ongoing technical assistance requirements.

Panelists include: Brendan Martin, The Working World; Joe Marrafino, Cooperative Fund of New England; Alison Lingane, Project Equity.

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