[TheThinkTank] Shops operating as for profit Co-ops?

Jean-François Caron jfcaron3 at gmail.com
Wed May 4 20:29:58 PDT 2022


The only one I know of is Hub Bike Co-op in Minneapolis.  It's a worker's collective kind of co-op, and afaik it operates for profit while trying to financial accessibility.

https://www.thehubbikecoop.org/articles/our-mission-pg296.htm <https://www.thehubbikecoop.org/articles/our-mission-pg296.htm>

Jean-François

> On May 4, 2022, at 20:03, Carlyn Arteaga <carlyn.arteaga at bicas.org> wrote:
> 
> Spanish below // español abajo
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I am involved with a local mobility justice group here in Tucson called FUGA <https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/bicycle/documents/TTT_Safe_Streets_FUGA_FD.pdf> (Familias Unidas Ganando Accesibilidad), which is interested in supporting a bicycle co-op on Tucson's southside, which is our historically under-resourced area. BICAS, where I work, is a nonprofit, so I haven't had a lot of experience on the for profit side. Would any shops out there in ThinkTanklandia which operate as for profit co-ops be open to chatting with the FUGistas about your experiences, operations, challenges, etc? Perhaps even be willing to be part of a group call during which we could do some q & a with you and other co-op folks? If so, please let me know. Thanks for considering.
> 
> Ride on,
> ~Carlyn
> 
> //
> 
> Buenos días a todxs,
> 
> Estoy involucrado con un grupo local que se trata de las movilidades justas aquí en Tucson llamado FUGA (Familias Unidas Ganando Accesibilidad), que está interesado en apoyar una cooperativa de bicicletas en el Southside Tucson, que es nuestra área históricamente con recursos insuficientes. BICAS, donde trabajo ahora, es una organización sin fines de lucro, por lo que no he tenido mucha experiencia en el lado con fines lucrativos. ¿Alguna tienda en ThinkTanklandia que opere como cooperativa con fines de lucro estaría dispuesta a conversar con las FUGistas sobre sus experiencias, operaciones, desafíos, etc.? ¿Quizás incluso estar dispuesto a ser parte de una llamada grupal durante la cual podríamos hacer algunas preguntas y respuestas con usted y otras cooperativas? Si es así, por favor hágamelo saber. Gracias por considerar.
> 
> Que sigan rodando,
> ~Carlyn
> 
> -- 
> Carlyn Arteaga
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> pronouns: they/them/theirs
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> Youth Program Coordinator
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> BICAS
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