Co-operative and Mutual Solutions Ltd. (CMS) is a co-op consultancy that works in the United Kingdom but also has an international reach and has had clients in the United States, Bahrain and the Czech Republic. In a recent round-up published in the Guardian Social Enterprise Network on co-operatives and mutuals hubs, the director of CMS gave a little bit of advice to anyone looking to get a little more information or perhaps want to start a co-op of their own.
"If the job is to make a community asset pay its way, then you need people who are entrepreneurial, innovative, able and willing to make a business work," Dave Hollings said on who to have on the team. "This will probably not be traditional community centre managers who are used to a funding and grant culture."
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