About + Mission

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From one cooperative to another…

The Business Services Cooperative began in 2017, then incorporated as ‘Olybooks’, as a creative way for a former New Moon Cooperative Cafe member-owner to offer the co-op bookkeeping support. At about the same time, many of western Washington’s Resident Owned Communities, being offered technical assistance by the Northwest Cooperative Development Center, were in need of someone to offer more than just traditional bookkeeping, and someone who understood cooperatives.

In 2018, after bringing on two new employees, ‘Olybooks, LLC’ converted to an employee-owned cooperative with help from the Northwest Cooperative Development Center.

Today we serve many resident owned communities, worker-owned cooperatives, traditional small-businesses, and non-profits working for the benefit of our community.

mission

Our mission is to strengthen a cooperative economy by providing comprehensive business & consulting services primarily to cooperatives & small businesses by skilled & helpful professionals.