Community-Owned Business

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Typology

"Community-owned businesses fall into four broad categories:

Cooperative: A communally owned and managed business, operated for the benefit of its members;

Community-Owned Corporation: A traditional, for-profit corporation that integrates social enterprise principles;

Small Ownership Group: A small, ad hoc investor group that capitalizes and/or operates a business as a partnership or closely held corporation; and

Investment Fund: A community-based fund that invests debt or equity in local business ventures." (http://cuttingedgecap.ning.com/forum/topics/article-on-communityowned?xg_source=activity)


More Information

  1. http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/main-street-now/2010/marchapril-/community-owned-businesses.html