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Unlock the Doors to Transformation

Welcome to our collection of educational resources on Business Ownership Transition with a special focus on Employee Ownership models. Whether you're a business owner considering the next steps for your company or an individual interested in understanding the dynamics of ownership transitions, you've come to the right place.


Navigating the intricate landscape of transitioning business ownership requires insight, guidance, and a deep understanding of various models. Our curated selection of YouTube links aims to provide you with valuable knowledge and perspectives from experts in the field. We've handpicked a range of videos that delve into Employee Ownership models, including ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans), cooperatives, and more.


Explore the videos below to gain insights into successful transition stories, legal and financial considerations, best practices, and the broader impact of employee ownership on businesses, employees, and communities. Whether you're at the beginning of your transition journey or seeking to enhance your understanding, these resources will empower you with the information needed to make informed decisions.


Embark on your path to a successful ownership transition by leveraging the power of shared knowledge. Browse through the YouTube links and get ready to envision a future of sustainable and collaborative business ownership.



ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans)

Employee Ownership Expansion Network:
What is an ESOP?

Employee Ownership Expansion Network:
Is Selling to an ESOP Complex and Expensive?


Worker Cooperatives

Employee Ownership Expansion Network:
What is a Worker Cooperative?

Employee Ownership Expansion Network:
NCEOC - Electric Violin Company: Worker Coop Seller Story


Employee Ownership Transition

ShopBot Tools:
Becoming an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) from a small manufacture perspective


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