Business Cooperatives

California Center for Cooperative Development

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes and supports cooperatives of all kinds in California and beyond with start-up, management and other technical assistance.

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. http://www.facebook.com/CoopsYear CoopsYear

Cooperative Business Institute of Texas

A non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of sustainable jobs through the development, support and promotion of worker-owned businesses in Texas. https://www.facebook.com/CooperationTX Co_opTX

Cooperative Business Services

A cooperative of Ohio credit unions specializing in small business lending. http://www.linkedin.com/company/cooperative-business-services?trk=hb_tab_compy_id_1570248

Cooperative Development Institute (CDI)

Shares history, board, staff, services, initiatives, resources, and contact details.

Cooperative Hall of Fame

Honors individuals whose contributions to cooperative business have been genuinely heroic.

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. http://www.facebook.com/CornellCooperativeExtension

European Community of Consumer Cooperatives

A European community of consumer cooperatives whose members are primarily active in food retail. EuroCoopTeam

Grassroots Economic Organizing

Information on the cooperative grassroots movement of economic organizing. Includes recent articles, and archive, and blog. http://www.geo.coop/rss.xml

International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)

Independent, non-governmental association which unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. http://facebook.com/coop.org coopdotorg

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Works toward improving the living and working conditions of women and men globally as well as making essential infrastructure and services available even in areas neglected by the state and investor-driven enterprises. http://www.ilo.org/global/rss-feeds/lang--en/index.htm

National Cooperative Business Association

National membership association representing cooperatives of all types and in all industries. http://www.facebook.com/NCBACLUSA NCBACLUSA https://plus.google.com/111004400817300514453

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

Provides financial and business management services to utility cooperative distribution owners across the US. http://www.facebook.com/cooperativefinancecorporation coopfinancecorp http://www.linkedin.com/in/cooperativefinancecorporation

The Phone Co-op

A UK based communications cooperative offering phone, broadband and mobile services; includes a guide to services, packages, and contacts. phonecoop

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.

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