What is a Coop?Dictionary.comco-op [n., adv. koh-op; v. koh-op, koh-op] Show IPA noun, verb, co-oped, co-op·ing, adverbnoun1. a cooperative store, dwelling,program, etc.
What is a Coop? Cont.WikipediaCooperative -This article is about the type of organization known as a "cooperative". Forother uses, see Coop (disambiguation).A cooperative (also co-operative or co-op) is an autonomous association ofpersons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, andcultural benefit. Cooperatives include non-profit community organizationsand businesses that are owned and managed by the people who use itsservices (a consumer cooperative) and/or by the people who work there (aworker cooperative).e.g. Various aspects regarding cooperative enterprise are the focus of study inthe field of cooperative economics.
Why a Coop?• Cooperatives exist to meet their members’ needs. Their focus is on service to members, not on bringing a return to investors.• Cooperative members are not penalized for working together in a cooperative business under US Tax Code; therefore many cooperatives enjoy tax advantages.• Cooperatives are owned and controlled by their members. They help keep resources in the members’ community and are guided by members’ values.• Decisions made democratically by the membership provide a strong direction that is supported across the organization.• Profits are returned to members so members benefit from the business they do with the cooperative.• Cooperatives contribute to the economic stability of their communities.
Example of a Co opNational Cooperative Business Association Mission: To develop, advance and protect cooperative business.
EFC MissionMission: Our mission is to teach each memberhow to start and run their own business. Toencourage and develop our membersconfidence in a challenging world. We are notalone. We stand as one, together!Quote: The saying goes, “Give a man a fish andhe will eat for a day,” or “Teach a man to fishand he will eat for a life time.”
Our VisionEFC demonstrates that cooperativesare a better business model forproviding domestic and global socialand economic progress for all thosewho stand together.
Our PrinciplesEFC believes in the internationally recognizedcooperative principles:• Voluntary and Open Membership• Democratic Member Control• Member Economic Participation• Autonomy and Independence• Education, Training and Information• Cooperation among Cooperatives• Concern for Community
Our ValuesOur ValuesEFC shares the same values system as mostcooperatives.• Cooperatives base their existence on the values of self-help, self- responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
Why Join EFC?Everyone has ideas on how to make things betterfor themselves, family and theircommunity, although many people do not have theresources intellectual/economic and the wherewith all to make these ideas a reality. EFC’s purposeis to offer their members cooperativetraining, teaching and investment of time &money, aiding each member towards their goals.Each member pledges to offer their skills, resourceand training to encourage the dreams of eachmember.
Entrepreneur Founders Coop For more information & questions please call Founder: Ron Romero Phone: 702.308.0296 email@example.com http://www.facebook.com/LawyerSolutionsGrouphttp://www.linkedin.com/in/ronromerolawyersolutionsgroup @RonRomero_LSG “Work your brain and it will work for you” Ron Romero