200 Member Cooperative, Plan Outline

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Descriptive Information
    The Business Model
        Short Description
        Overview: The Power of 200 Organized People
        Evolution of the Idea
        The Case For A Cooperative Enterprise
    Objectives
        Create Opportunity
        Make Money
        Save Money
        Get More Value For The Money We Are Already Spending
        Relocalize
            Economy
            Food production
            Jobs
    Methods
        Use the money we are already spending
        Use ourselves as the staff
Business Structures    
    Land Company
    Group Enterprise Company, The Co-Op
    Sharecroppers
Money
    Fundraising
    Initial Investment
    Ongoing Contributions/Sharecropper Fee
    Distribution of Income
    Segregation of Funds
    Reinvestment
    How Much Can We Make?

Primary Components
    Farm
        Crops
            Vegetables
            Orchards
            Ornamentals
            Herbs
            Vineyard
            Resource/Application/Utility/Function
        Livestock
            Chickens/Ducks/Turkey/Poultry
            Worms
            Fish
            Pigs
            Goats
            Sheep
            Dairy Cows
            Cattle
        Production Standards
            No Chem/GMO/Synthetics
            Organic/All Natural/Permaculture/Eco
    Kitchen
        Pizza
        Bakery
        Subs/Sandwiches
        Deli
        Supper House
        Restaurant
        Commercial Products
    Store
        Produce
        Canned Goods
        Dry Goods
        Meats
        Dairy
        Baked Goods

Projects
    Buyers Group
    Compost Production
    Tool/Equipment/Media Library
        Tools
        Equipment
        Books
        Movies
        Vehicles
            Truck
            Trailer
        Subscriptions
    Repurpose Shop
        Scavenge and Salvage
        Arts and Crafts Workshops
    Workshops
        Auto
        Wood
        Sewing
        Ceramics
        Leather
        Arts and Crafts
        Metal
    Cottage Industry
    Cans For College
    Work and Service Crews
        Licenses
        Crew Staffing
    Events
        Classes
        Lectures
        Fair
        Flea Market    
        Craft Show
    Housing
        Rental
        Emergency
        Flipping
    Services
        Auto help
        Transportation
        Daycare
        Packages
        Storage
        Emergency Housing
    Clubs

Operations
    Logistics
       Procurement
       Storage and Warehousing
       Distribution and Dispersal
       Staffing
       Resources
       Finances
   Organization
      Board of Directors
      Key Personel
          Project Manager
          Kitchen Manager
          Farm Manager
          Professional Staffing
               Bookkeeper
               Legal
     Judicial Board
     Committees
     Chain of Command
           Board of Directors
               Project Manager
                   Department Heads
                       Crew Leaders
                           Sharecroppers
    Sales, Marketing, Promotion
    Entrance and Exit Strategies
        
Phases
    Recruiting Members
        Flyers and Information Packs
        Strategies and Tactics
        Collaboration
        Small Meetings
            Talk to Friends
        Large Meetings    
            Invite Everyone You Know
    Post Recruitment Efforts
        Gather Stuff
            Cans
            Compostables
            Recyclables
            Repurpose Items
        Hold Organizational Meetings
        Hunt for Property
        Fundraising
    Establishment    
        Sign the Papers
        Write the Checks
        Submit Documentation
        Open Accounts
    Property Acquisition
        Offer
        Acceptance
        Closing
        Assume Possession
        Move In Day
    Initial Setup
        Cleanup and Maintenance
            Mow
            Rake
            Paint
            Systems and Structure Inspection
            Hazard Abatement
        Offices
        Site Planning
            Mark Parking
            Stake Beds
    Initiate Projects
        Project Criteria
            Feasibility
            Cost: Benefit
            Approval
            Licensing
        No Cost projects
            Scavenging and Gathering
            Compost
            Recyclables
        Low Cost Projects
            Break Room
            Snack shop    
            Kitchen
                Seek Licenses
                Start Making Stuff
            Buyers Group
                Go Find Stuff
                Get the Orders In
            Garden
                Plot Rental
                Crops
            Worms
            Chickens
            Picnic Tables
            Nursery
                Seek License
                Build Greenhouse
            Website
        Long Term Projects
            Structures
            Systems
            Store
            Work Crews
        Individual Projects
            Classes
            Cottage Industry
            Housing
            
Talking Points and Considerations
    Demographics
        Families
        Young People
        Seniors

    Productivity
    Controversy
        Charity
        Politics 
        Religion
    Ethics and Values
        Organic, All Natural, Standards
            Levels of Tolerance
        Meat, livestock
            Kill/No Kill/No Meat
        Alcohol
        Criminal History
    Competition
    Incomplete list of potential products from the kitchen
    This is Not a Job