Certified Employee-Owned: A New Way to Market Your Business

Certified Employee-Owned: A New Way to Market Your Business USDA Organic, Equal Exchange Fair Trade, Non-GMO—it’s easy to picture these brands and even easier to recognize them in stores. What if “Employee-Owned” joined their ranks? Imagine a label that identifies businesses who actively promote broad-based ownership and employee equity. If Thomas Dudley’s endeavor is successful, “Employee-Owned”…

Employee-Owned Futures: Leevers Supermarkets Combats Food Deserts

Employee-Owned Futures: Leevers Supermarkets Combats Food Deserts Kyle Huelsman Throughout the Denver-Metro area, neighborhoods are divided among those with and without access to healthy food retailers. These “food deserts” are residential areas with limited access to nutritious, healthy, unprocessed foods that are commonly available in major supermarket outlets. Foundations, local governments, and community leaders have…

The Case for Worker Ownership

The Case for Worker Ownership by John O’Neil, Tax Policy Analyst for American Sustainable Business Council Rebuilding the post-recession economy will require more than just finding people jobs or ensuring they earn a living wage. We must support business models that will enable workers to own a piece of the company that employs them. For…

An Agent Ownership Success Story!

An Agent Ownership Success Story! by Dick Peterson   In 1975 I was the proud owner of three Re/max offices under the name Re/max East, Inc., with offices in Aurora, SE Denver and Cherry Creek.  During that time I became uneasy with the  “owner” vs “employee” business model, although in real estate the employee is…