Cooperatives

Competitive Vs Cooperative - A Comparison of Two Common Business Models

One of the things I love most about the way we do business in this industry is the fact that we use a cooperative business model rather than a competitive one like they use in Corporate America. Network Marketing is actually one of the most ethical ways of doing business, and it's largely due to this business model.
Jan 6, 2015 |

Bank Operations Risk - Missing the Point

Basel II has been introduced to encourage banks to improve their management of Credit, Market and Operational Risks. Under the new accord comes a risk based capital requirement specifically for Operational Risk.
Nov 11, 2014 |

The Legal Structure of Cooperatives

Legally speaking, what is a cooperative? It is deemed an organization that may be legally owned and mutually controlled by people that make up the cooperative. Members are normally producers, consumers, or employees associated with the enterprise.
Nov 11, 2014 |

SBA.gov: Cooperative

Explains what a cooperative is, how to form a cooperative, and the advantages and disadvantages of a cooperative as a business structure.
May 25, 2016 |

Cooperative Business Services

A cooperative of Ohio credit unions specializing in small business lending.
May 25, 2016 |

Cooper's Trading Post

Displays a variety of products, with location, business hours and contact information.
May 25, 2016 |

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO was founded in 1919, in the wake of a destructive war, to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice. The ILO became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.
Mar 2, 2016 |

Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives

Partnership between representatives of the cooperative movement together with farmers' organizations, and the United Nations and its agencies.
Feb 24, 2016 |

National Cooperative Business Association

NCBA creates connections for cooperative sectors through legislation, education and member networking events. The nation's only cross-sector member association, NCBA unites the entire co-op community.
Feb 22, 2016 |

European Community of Consumer Cooperatives

European Community of Consumer Co-operatives, Euro Coop.
Feb 18, 2016 |

Cooperative Hall of Fame

Induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame is the highest honor that the U.S. cooperative community bestows on the extraordinary men and women who have made GENUINELY HEROIC contributions in support of the cooperative form of enterprise.  
Feb 15, 2016 |

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world
Feb 10, 2016 |

California Center for Cooperative Development

The California Center for Cooperative Development (CCCD) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes cooperatives as a vibrant model to address the economic and social needs of California’s communities. CCCD supports the myriad of cooperatives in California (agricultural, arts and crafts, child care, energy, housing and worker-owned)...
Jan 22, 2016 |

Readers write: Inspiring story, open communication, chain of knitting

Regarding the April 24 & May 1 People Making a Difference story about Esther Zeiher: Thank you so much, Isabelle de Pommereau. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Regarding the... Read More

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A day for Africans to rise

Across Africa on May 25, thousands of people celebrated Africa Day, an event first marked in 1963 to honor the continent’s liberation from colonial powers. The day was dubbed “Africans Rising,”... Read More