Reload Yourself Cooperative

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Friday 26 February 2021

This is a truly innovative company takeover cooperative in Belgium, which is about to be launched in Brussels by the Job Yourself business cooperative, around March-April 2021. This project was developed thanks to internal Job Yourself forces and the support of the Brussels-Capital region. It forms part of the recovery and employment plans.

Reload Yourself was created for business owners and entrepreneurs, and in particular, bankrupt entrepreneurs or those undertaking judicial reorganisation proceedings, employees or third parties wishing to resume a business in difficulty and also job seekers wishing to resume a business rather than create a new one.

Reload Yourself is therefore built around the following three pillars:

1) a cooperative that will allow an entrepreneur at risk of bankruptcy to continue their business while Reload Yourself takes over the company with a new status

2) support for the takeover/sale of a “classic” business

3) the self-takeover of a bankrupt business by employees (former employees) of the bankrupt business

The aim is to help the individual to recover in a supportive and secure environment. The support is comprehensive and the team is mainly comprised of coaches from both the Job Yourself and DiES cooperatives, lawyers, accounting experts, experts on new business models, business creation, management and restructuring, and psychologists and coaches.

Priority will be given to activities that are rooted in Brussels, to those that meet the needs of the region, those with high added-value know-how and/or those that take into account current environmental, social and societal challenges.

Full details will be made available soon and can be found at www.jobyourself.be.

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