Mountain BizWorks coach Franzi Charen, of Asheville Grown Business Alliance and Hip Replacements clothing, leads an exploration into the variety of ways businesses can democratize ownership. Whether you’re interested in starting a cooperative business, joining a coop, or transitioning your business into a cooperative workplace, this lab is a great place to start. Gain an understanding of the power that cooperatives have to transform communities and build better businesses. Guest speakers: Molly Hemstreet, Opportunity Threads & Carolina Textile District; and Calvin Allen, Ujamaa Freedom Market. Cost to attend is $20; limited scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Moriah Heaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-253-2834 x10.