WELCOME TO MICRO ADVOCATES COOP
Whether it’s because of programs and loans we don’t qualify for, the lack of recognition we receive from the traditional business environment or the day we wake up and realize that we are truly blazing our own business trail without assistance, it hits us. While everyone thinks we’re a “small business” we know we’re not. We are on our own in so many ways, landing our own clients, promoting our own social media pages and possibly, managing a small group of employees.
Farmers formed elevator, electric, and marketing coops; city micro businesses formed buying and food coops, and other micros formed housing and long term care coops. A coop is a registered business and it is equally owned by its members. It doesn’t have to make a large profit to survive and it can become a powerful economic force if it grows large enough.
COOP VALUE PROPOSITION
1. Member Equity
3. The Value of Your Membership
Greater than the financial return on your share. Being a member will help make your business more efficient and profitable, and help you lead a healthy life as a microbusiness owner.
WE EMBRACE THE COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLES
1. Voluntary and Open Membership