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Business co operative

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A co-operative is where a number of individuals or businesses work together to achieve a common purpose. They are normally formed so that individuals and small businesses can benefit from being part of a larger group, which gives them more power to buy or bargain.

There are three main types of co-operatives:

  • Retail co-operatives
  • Marketing or trader co-operatives
  • Worker co-operatives

The Openfields library provides a number of resources about the creation and operation of business co-operatives, which are of specific relevance to the rural, agri-food and land-based sectors.

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