The tax-saving tool you’re not using — Fortune

The tax-saving tool you're not using -- Fortune By Tanya Benedicto, Entrepreneur In his latest book, Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins reminds business owners to maximize the tax-deferral advantages of common tools like 401Ks and Roth IRAs. But the business and life strategist also recommends a less talked-about tax-benefit tool: ESOPs. Employers establish ESOPs…

Improbable Schweitzer Engineering ESOP Story — Forbes

Improbable Schweitzer Engineering ESOP Story: Growth Company That Stayed Put -- Forbes Peoria, Ill., without Caterpillar (CAT)? Benton Harbor, Mich., without Whirlpool (WHR)? Columbus, Ind., without Cummins Engine (CMI)? One of America’s under-appreciated relationships is the one between smaller cities and bigger companies, an often-happy exchange of quality-of-life for the combination of well-paying and skilled…

How to Build an Employee-Owned Business — Entrepreneur Magazine

How to Build an Employee-Owned Business -- Entrepreneur Magazine Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch wanted to run a more democratic business. Rather than shoulder all the tough decisions themselves, the founders of New Belgium Brewing Company sought their employees’ input early on. This meant cultivating what Jordan calls a “high-involvement culture” of engaged, enthusiastic workers and transparency…

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers — Yes! Magazine

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers -- Yes! Magazine The intersection of Central and Lowry Avenues in northeast Minneapolis is bustling. On the northwest corner is a trifecta of local businesses: A bike shop, a cooperative brewery, and a bakery, in buildings with eye-catching exteriors of…

A-P-T Research employees give $680,000 to charity through Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County — AL.com

A-P-T Research employees give $680,000 to charity through Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County -- AL.com Officers at A-P-T Research (APT) gathered Monday with members of the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County to celebrate the launch of the engineering services company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) transaction. The event at APT's headquarters in Huntsville also recognized the…