Help and advice
Want advice on setting up a co-op or mutual or growing an existing one?
The BCCM can help you. We have developed free tools to get you started. Check out the online resources in this section including the Co-op Builder to help you write your constitution and prepare the paperwork to register your co-op, and the Capital Builder, a free resource to help you learn about raising finance to start or grow your co-op.
You will also find links to fact sheets, guides and manuals, education and training programs.
Need face-to-face advice? Contact the BCCM to find out how we can support your co-operative journey.
Plan your co-op
Decide your business purpose, which will help you to understand whether a co-operative is right for your idea.
Start your co-op
All corporations must have a constitution - a set of rules and processes for the internal running of the corporation.
Run your co-op
Whether you’re in the process of forming your co-op or are well-established, there are fundamentals to be aware of.