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Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid is the Executive Director of Food Co-op Initiative, a non-profit foundation providing technical assistance, information and resources to groups organizing new retail food co-ops across the United States. Previously, he served as the Food Co-op Development Specialist for Food Co-op 500, the pilot project that grew into FCI. Stuart has an extensive background working with retail food cooperatives, co-op wholesalers, and support organizations.

Sessions led by this presenter:
This workshop will explain the mysteries of a formal business plan. Learn what it is, why you need it, and where to get the information you need to create it...
In the last 11 years over 70 % of the new food co-ops that opened are still in business. That is a remarkable success rate, but it still means 3...
Low-income urban communities and, in particular, communities of color have often faced discrimination and bias when seeking financing for business ventures. This panel of co-op lenders will discuss how they...

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