DMOZ - Business: Cooperatives

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Business Cooperatives 44 Cooperatives (also called co-ops) are a form of business ownership that is practiced all over the world. The most common types of cooperatives are worker-owned and consumer-owned. Most cooperatives adhere to seven principles:

Voluntary and Open Membership

Democratic Member Control

Member Economic Participation

Autonomy and Independence

Education, Training and Information

Co-operation among Co-operatives

Concern for Community

Co-ops include:

Agricultural: farms, feed suppliers, and seed banks.

Computer and Internet: ISPs, web hosting, and computer design collectives

Energy: utility companies and power providers

Financial: banks, credit unions, investors, insurers, and mortgage brokers

Food Cooperatives: health-food stores and bulk food sharing programs

Housing: housing cooperatives and intentional communities.

Visual Arts: groups of artists, both living and working together.

Subcategories 20

Agriculture and Forestry 11 Arts and Entertainm­ent 0 Car Sharing 5 Computer and Internet 8 Constructi­on and Maintenanc­e 3 Consumer Goods and Services 2 Energy and Environmen­t 4 Financial Services 4 Food and Related Products 103 Housing 11 Industrial Goods and Services 1 Retail Trade 3 Telecommun­ications 1
Developmen­t Agencies 6
Associatio­ns 7 Business Services 1 Education and Training 3 News and Media 1 Regional 1 Resources 3

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