Direct Global, Downtown Guelph BIA and York-Eglinton BIA to Co-Found the Direct Co-operative

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This is the first phase in creating the world’s largest platform co-operative buying group, representing associations, unions and co-ops, helping small businesses compete.   TORONTO, May 7, 2021 — Direct Global is excited to announce the Downtown Guelph BIA (Business Improvement Area) in Guelph, Ontario, the York-Eglinton BIA in Toronto, have, together with Direct Global, co-founded the Direct Co-operative (Direct […]

United Nations Announces its Support of Direct Global and its Sustainable Development Initiatives

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TORONTO, May 4, 2021 — Following the launch of the Caravan of Courage in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, uniting all small business owners and gig workers through the Direct Initiative’s Local Driver Co-op and Direct Co-ops, Direct Global received an official letter of support from the United Nations’ Social Development Program. […]

Direct Global, Direct Co-ops and Local Driver Co-op to hit the streets in major cities across North America establishing the largest co-op buying group, ride-hailing and delivery service to support small businesses and gig workers

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The Caravan of Courage will see hundreds of drivers in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco get behind the wheel to promote co-op memberships   (https://apnews.com/press-release/pr-newswire/north-america-canada-48a2c322c59e01348841140361dfbee7) TORONTO – On Thursday, April 29, 2021 Direct Global/Direct Co-ops will host the Caravan of Courage, an initiative to generate awareness around the Direct Initiative that aims to empower small and […]

NOW Magazine: Can the Co-op Model Help Local Businesses Compete with Uber and Amazon?

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(Source: https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/co-op-model-toronto-small-businesses-compete-amazon-uber)   Toronto’s Direct Co-ops has ambitious plans to launch a co-op marketplace app, a driver-owned ride-hailing service and more   By Richard Trapunski Jan 20, 2021 Samuel Engelking Direct Co-ops started in Kensington Market, and it’s one of the testing grounds for their ambitious plans. How can small, local businesses compete with major corporate […]

Direct Global/Direct Co-ops and Local Driver Co-op to Launch the Only Sustainable Solution for Small Businesses and Gig Workers in NY, California and Ontario in January 2021

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(Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/direct-global-direct-co-ops-161400956.html)   Due to COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of small businesses have been destroyed due to the lockdowns and the gig economy has shifted its focus to delivery services. Small businesses have not received the support or bailouts afforded to large corporations. To combat the economic disruption caused by the pandemic, Direct Global/Direct Co-ops (www.directcoops.com) […]

Global commerce platform for co-ops prepares for pilot project

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US apex body NCBA CLUSA has partnered with Direct Global on the venture to help co-ops achieve scale and leverage   (Source: https://www.thenews.coop/149374/topic/business/global-commerce-platform-for-co-ops-prepares-for-pilot-project/) The platform will begin with a pilot in Peru where NCBA CLUSA has worked with agricultural producers   The apex body for US co-ops has teamed up with a Canada-based co-op buying platform […]

NCBA CLUSA & Direct Global/Direct Co-ops Sign MOU for an Ecommerce Platform

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(Source: https://ncbaclusa.coop/blog/ncba-clusa-and-direct-global-direct-co-ops-sign-mou-for-an-ecommerce-platform/)   (WASHINGTON D.C.) A new Partnership between Direct Global/Direct Co-ops and the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) will enable co-ops and other small businesses worldwide to jointly purchase products, communicate, sell (retail and wholesale) and vote on co-op products and issues using an inter-cooperative platform that includes full ecommerce functionalities.   […]

Direct Global/Direct Co-ops & GCL Smart Energy Launch Direct Global Midwest to Support SMEs & Co-ops

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(Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/direct-global-direct-co-ops-211700493.html)   Through this partnership, GCL will ensure the highest quality products, ranging from PPEs to solar panels, utilizing the company’s vast resources and capabilities.   TORONTO, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This partnership will support Direct Global/Direct Co-ops in helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), associations, cooperatives and unions in managing and empowering their members and […]

Small Businesses Need to Empower One Another in eCommerce: Direct Global / Direct Co-ops CEO (BNN-Bloomberg)

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  Direct Global has plans to launch an app to help mom-and-pop shops compete against Amazon and other online retailers. The company’s CEO, Ahmed Attia, joined BNN Bloomberg to share his thoughts on Direct Global’s future within ecommerce.   Watch now: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/small-businesses-need-to-empower-one-another-in-ecommerce-direct-global-ceo~1862938

Direct Global / Direct Co-ops Signs Partnership Agreement with the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry

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  The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) is the apex trade organization of Bangladesh playing a pivotal role in consultative and advisory capacity, safeguarding the interests of the private sector in the country. FBCCI serves as the hub of all the chambers of commerce in Bangladesh and is the umbrella trade […]