A Hybrid Co-op Business (also shortened to just Co-op Business within The Transition Inter-Community Network) is traditionally a business owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services. Profits and earnings generated by the cooperative are distributed among the members, also known as user-owners. The Transition takes this concept further by advocating and encouraging Hybrid Co-op Businesses within The Transition Inter-Community Network to do 4 things.
- Provide their goods and services FREE to the Contributors who founded and are a part of the business
- Provide their goods and services FREE to any Contributors who are part of The Transition Inter-Community Network
- Only sell for monetary exchange of their goods and services when it comes to doing business with the outside public
- Distribute all profits and earnings to the BUD or Transitional Community that operates the business and assumes responsibility for its function
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