Cooperatives and Employee Ownership 101 @ Mountain Bizworks
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Mountain BizWorks has partnered with national leaders in the field of worker ownership, The Industrial Commons. Whether you’re interested in transitioning your business into a cooperative workplace or planning for your succession by selling to the employees, this interactive workshop is a great place to start. Participants will explore how a sale to employees can improve sustainability, retention, and a business’s financial performance. Learn how to conduct a feasibility study and gain insight into employee-owned companies’ power to transform communities and build better businesses.

Supporting Employee Financial Literacy
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

As a mission-driven business, you care about your employees’ well being and want them to enjoy stability and prosperity. Millions of American live paycheck to paycheck and are unable to cover even a small unexpected expense. This leads to increased stress reducing productivity and rising absenteeism, employees engaging in side hustles to cover their expenses, increased turnover as staff chase higher pay over culture or mission, and lower morale. Financial education can go a long way to help your team members make informed decisions about their finances and support a path to shared prosperity for all.

Join two trusted community organizations to learn about area resources you can leverage to increase the financial knowledge of your team. OnTrack Financial and Self-Help Credit Union will share best practices and resources to support your employees’ financial health and understanding. Self-Help Credit Union is a community development financial institution with a mission of ownership and economic opportunity for all. Self-Help’s products and services support savings, credit building, and homeownership. OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling is a private non-profit, community-supported agency. Since 1973, OnTrack WNC has helped people achieve their money and housing goals through financial education, counseling, and support so that they can overcome crises, afford basic needs, improve money management skills, and make sound financial choices rooted in their values.