Starting a Cooperative -webinar recording

Recording of the webinar held on 25. october 2023. 

Introduction to the business form and founding a cooperative in Finland
Director of Cooperation Kari Huhtala, Pellervo

  • what is a co-operative?
  • comparison of different forms of business in Finland
  • why choose co-operative as a form of business?
  • key principles of a co-operative as a form of business in Finland?

Case of a recently found cooperative: Uudenmaan ruoka Cooperative
Chairman of the board Rikard Korkman

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