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October Is Employee Ownership Month

Posted 12:45 PM by
In today’s business environment, companies across the country have had to identify new paths towards success and adapt to meet unexpected challenges and work situations. These entrepreneurial steps are not new to employee-owned companies, where high-levels of engagement, transparency, and idea sharing are common.
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Partial ESOP Ownership as an Exit Strategy

Posted 1:15 PM by
According to the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), the United States has over 6,600 Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) with nearly $1.4 trillion in total assets. While ESOP companies are not required to report ownership percentages, the NCEO estimates that only 30% to 40% of those ESOPs are 100% employee-owned.
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A Beginner’s Guide to ESOPs: Why Your Employees Might Be Your Best Succession Plan

Posted 12:00 PM by
Chances are, you have been giving this question some thought lately. You and your fellow shareholders (if you have them) might be discussing options such as selling to a competitor or to another third party. Maybe you have even discussed selling the business to a group of key managers.
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