Autonomy and Independence
Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Cooperatives operate under laws, regulations, and rules as other businesses, but, cooperatives are different in the aspect that any profits, or margins, are returned to the members, who own the business. This means that all money left over after expenses are paid is returned to the members in the form of capital credits. Member allocations are based on the member’s billed services.
In simple terms, the more you put into the cooperative, the more you get back.