Growing your co-operative

As a co-operative develops and grows, so must the way it is run and governed. This section takes you through a number of areas to help you grow and develop your co-operatively run business or organisation.

Growth for a co-operative can mean any number of things: increasing the membership base; launching new products or activities; opening new outlets or diversifying into a new market; or taking the current activities up to the next level. 

In addition to an increase in profits and size, growth could also mean finding the resources to do new things, or changing the way a co-operative works.