Can Employee Ownership Hold Back a Tsunami of Small Business Closures?

Can Employee Ownership Hold Back a Tsunami of Small Business Closures? By Steve Dubb | November 27, 2017,  To paraphrase John Oliver, it is hard to find two words in the English language more likely to put you to sleep than “business succession.” Oliver famously made that claim for “net neutrality,” but the phrase “business succession” might be…

5 Steps To Create An Ownership Culture

What is Ownership Culture? During October, we celebrated Employee Ownership Month with a happy hour and learning session with one of our members New Belgium Brewing Company. One business owner raised a challenging question: “What is the downside of employee ownership?” While we know that running a business is always challenging, transitioning to employe-owned will…

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”…