Start.coop is a Boston based program that provides strategic tools, knowledge and investment that empowers people to build cooperatively-owned businesses. Start.coop has partnered with the Fledge accelerator network, the global network of conscious company accelerators, to launch the nation’s first accelerator focused on shared ownership models. Tools, Knowledge & Investment Gain the tools to transform…

Ace Hardware does not consist of conventional hardware stores; it is a cooperative with local member-owned hardware stores! Ace Hardware is a cooperative of member-owners operating over 5,000 locations globally. Ace Hardware is a member-focused network of community-anchored businesses that, give back to the community at every opportunity. The wide-scale of products they offer is similar…

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Rocky Mountains Farmers Union was founded in 1907 and is now part of the 250,000 member National Farmers Union. RMFU is a member-owned farmer co-op representing members in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. This farmers’ co-op is an advocate for family farmers and ranchers, local communities, and consumers. Since it is…

Food Co-ops In Colorado Colorado food co-ops are deeply tied to the communities they operate in. They not only sell food, but cycle money into the local economy on a larger scale than conventional food distributors.  Member-owned food co-op grocery stores are different from conventional supermarkets that are appearing left and right. Here are 5 reasons why you…

When something is labeled as “Fair Trade”, it means the people who make the product and the buyers who bring the product to co-op grocery stores in the U.S. are following the standards outlined by a Fair Trade organization. “Fair Trade” labels can be easily spotted in co-op grocery stores or online shops, but many consumers do…

Local credit unions are not your typical bank, they are co-ops and they put people before profits. Credit unions are contributing and supporting the Colorado community by already being a co-op. Co-ops do not just stop there, they do more. Credit Unions go beyond banking for their community by volunteering, donating, raising awareness, and bettering…

Find Co-ops Near Denver Cooperative businesses have an impact on the Denver economy, people and community. All cooperatives, or co-ops, are built upon The Seven Cooperative Principles – one of which is “Concern for Community” This means that by the very nature of their business structure, co-ops have a commitment to serve the community and…

Find Co-ops Near Colorado Springs Cooperative businesses have an impact on the Colorado Springs economy, people and community. All cooperatives, or co-ops, are built upon The Seven Cooperative Principles – one of which is “Concern for Community” This means that by the very nature of their business structure, co-ops have a commitment to serve the…

Find Co-ops Near Boulder Cooperative businesses have an impact on the Boulder economy, people and community. All cooperatives, or co-ops, are built upon The Seven Cooperative Principles – one of which is “Concern for Community” This means that by the very nature of their business structure, co-ops have a commitment to serve the community and…