Cooperantics and Rice Up Wholefoods are collaborating to provide a co-operative networking breakfast in Southampton. Rice Up is providing venue space and taking care of catering. Cooperantics is providing facilitation and promoting the event. Both co-ops are contributing worker time for the mutual benefit of local co-operatives. All we are asking is that participants pay £5 to cover the cost of the breakfast.
- Tues 14 July 2015, 8 am
- at Rice Up Wholefoods, 20 Hanover Buildings, Southampton SO14 1JH
- Get that elusive contact that will help your co-op increase sales
- Promote your co-op to a wider audience through other co-ops
- It’s a great opportunity to brush up on your pitching skills in a safe environment
- Meet members of other local co-ops – the first step to creating a mutually supportive network
About the session
We are using the “Principle 6” approach to co-operative networking, developed by Sion Whellens of Calverts/Principle Six. It provides a simple but effective framework for co-ops to pitch their needs to each other and access each other’s networks, strengthening our individual co-ops through co-operation. If you were at the recent Co-operatives South East networking session or at the Worker Co-operative Weekend you will have seen how easy it is, and how effective it can be.
For those interested in reading more, the Principle 6 methodology is available for download here but the great thing about this approach is that anyone can participate. Principle 6 slides link
8.15 Introduction to Principle 6 networking
8.30 Pitching session
9.00 10 min extended pitch: Rice Up will give an extended pitch about their co-op
9.10 Referral session
We will finish sometime between 9.30 and 10.00 depending on numbers but you can carry on networking once the session is over.
Breakfast will be suitable for vegetarians/vegans. If you have any other dietary requirements please let us know.
How to book
If you want to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking is important!
And don’t forget to share with other co-ops who may be interested. Thanks!