MBW 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 speaker: Molly Hemstreet, Opportunity Threads & Carolina Textile District. Cost to attend is $20; limited scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Julia Staines at email@example.com or 828-253-2834 x10.