Join the canopy (co-op)

Getting started

pip install canopy

Those don’t actually work, but they illustrate a key aspiration of starting a consulting practice should be as easy as installing a Python or R package.

Cooperative benefits

Thanks for being here. Our mission at is to make it extremely easy for experts to start consulting. That looks like going from ground zero to having a legal business in 3 days. That includes:

  • πŸ“ insurance : commercial, professional, and general liability
  • πŸ™‹ mentorship : help marketing and scoping professional work
  • πŸ’΅ finances : bank account, invoicing templates, taxes
  • βœ‰οΈ communication and data : email and drive storage
  • πŸ•ΈοΈ network: colleagues to collaborate with
  • πŸ–₯️ branding : website and marketing
  • βš–οΈ legal : counsel and legal forms

The cooperative model

Rochdale Principles and how coops work

Membership dues and how those compare to classical consulting models.

Want to learn more?

PDF of next steps that gives people enough information to get stoked and reach out for phase 1 (screening). Then we provide a phase 2 packet for actual onboarding.