how would one go about starting a syndicate? (aka the much cooler name for a worker cooperative)
You're welcome. If you go through even 50% of that material, you should have a pretty good idea how to start.
Of course, step 1 is always "find the group of people who want to go into business doing X"...you'd be surprised how many people want to skip that part, or at least delay it until waaaay too late in the game.
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.