Starting your own business gives you the opportunity to realise an idea, solve a problem or create new jobs. We think starting a business is fun. Working together and doing something worthwhile. Coompanion offers information, advice and training in how to start your own business free of charge.
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Cooperative companies can be run under a variety of different corporate structures. A cooperative economic association is often ideal, because the relevant legislation is designed to handle a democratic approach to ownership. All joint owners/members of the association have a vote and they decide jointly on how to allocate a surplus. A cooperative economic association (in common with a limited company) is a legal entity. It must comprise at least three people or companies and the members must decide jointly on the size of the start-up capital.