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…

Denver Post: Left Hand Brewing Launches ESOP

Left Hand Brewing in Longmont launches employee stock ownership plan -- The Denver Post Left Hand follows path of other craft brewers like Fort Collins' New Belgium Brewing Longmont-based Left Hand Brewing Co. is launching an employee stock ownership plan, following a path of other employee-owned craft breweries such as New Belgium Brewing of Fort…

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…