At the first general meeting of the Child Care Cooperative group, after a month-long effort by the elected steering committee to perform a market analysis, feasibility study,Â and an examination of the business model, the 15 present potential members voted unanimously to move forward with the formation of the cooperative. There are risks and challenges inherent in the starting of any new business, of course, but this enterprise offers perhaps more promise for success and more potential benefit for both the members and the community than most.
The next meeting begins the important and meticulous process of actually turning the concept into a reality – not to mentionÂ a finanial commitment by all those who wish to be a founding member. Not a huge sum, but perhaps a turning point in the mentality of those involved. They are dedicated to making this happen.