Any business can be worker-owned.

Start a worker-owned business or convert your existing business to worker-ownership. 

  • LEARN how to start a co-op in our six-day Worker Owned Academy.
  • RECEIVE no cost cooperative business advising through the North Coast Small Business Development Center.
  • JOIN an existing co-op or join a team of people starting a co-op through our Cooperative Exchange.

Next one: Sep 28, 2021

Starts Oct 26, 2021

No-Cost Cooperative Business Advising

Our Worker Owned Humboldt staff are all SBDC advisors, so you can access one-on-one support to start a co-op or sell your business to your employees.

Cooperative Exchange Listings

JOIN Guardian of Paws to form a new dog-care co-op: For animal lovers, who feeled called by compassion and care about community, with experience in a kennel environment, grooming, and positive-reward based behavioral training, with know-how and language to read dog body language. We're looking for a go-getter who wants to hit the ground running. Someone who is motivated, open to cooperative forms of communication and is interested in creating an environment that supports the mental wellness of all beings. Also someone who likes paperwork, numbers, detail-oriented, organized and meticulous. Email Sequoyah Roberts for more information.

A Worker-Owned Bicycle-Powered Compost Service in Arcata, CA.

We keep your food waste out of the landfill and in our local soil.


Community powered. Community grown.

Uplift is Humboldt's Lost Coast cannabis co-op.


Restif Cleaning Cleaning Cooperative

We are a Humboldt County's largest and only 100% employee owned cleaning company. Our clients are the homeowners, commercial-industrial-retail businesses, governments, schools and property managers in this area.