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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 landscape of transitioning business ownership requires insight, guidance, and a deep understanding of various models. Our 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 explain Employee Ownership models, including ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans), cooperatives, and more.

Explore the video links 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 provide you with insights and information to get you started.


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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