CCA Global’s Brodsky Appears on Canada’s CBC News Television Network
Howard Brodsky was interviewed live on Canadian national television at CBC Headquarters in Toronto on Tuesday, June 6. Brodsky appeared on CBC News Network’s “On The Money” program with award-winning journalist Peter Armstrong to promote the cooperative business model. Brodsky shed light on the unique co-op business structure that allows people to share the costs of business as well as the rewards.
“There is so much opportunity,” Brodsky said on the program. “If you really look at any business, it could be a cooperative. And what it does is empower people and distribute income much more equally.”
During his interview, Brodsky focused on the message that cooperatives are successful businesses. He made the point that cooperatives aren’t the opposite of capitalism; they are a kinder form of capitalism or “capitalism with a conscience.”
“Cooperatives are entrepreneurial, but they’re also scalable and profitable,” said Brodsky. “More importantly, the profit goes back to the people that do the work.”
Brodsky also highlighted the ways that cooperatives can help shift the balance of wealth to be more equally distributed. “There’s so much opportunity,” he said. “You still don’t hear about cooperatives in the press or even in business schools.”
Brodsky was in Toronto to give remarks at the LBMX Accelerate Conference, a meeting of the world’s top buying professionals from North America, Europe, and Asia. He was interviewed on the CBC network after his speech.
CCA Global Partners has over 140 retail flooring locations in nine Canadian provinces. The CCA stores in Canada are branded under the Carpet One, Flooring Canada, and International Design Guild divisions.
CBC’s “On The Money” is a daily financial news program that guides viewers through the ways that money affects their lives at home and at work, and it has a nightly viewership of 400,000 throughout Canada.
Watch below for Brodsky's interview.
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CCA Global Partners' cooperative business model has a proven track record of empowering thousands of entrepreneurs to succeed in a marketplace that is impacted by widespread consolidation. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs and independent business owners by providing the scale, resources and innovation that create sustainability, growth and effective competition in today’s evolving marketplace. More than 3,500 locations in North America and abroad benefit from CCA's leadership through its 14 different businesses. CCA members and franchisees are engaged in: flooring, lighting products, biking, nonprofit and more.
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