S Corporation ESOP Bill Introduced in the House

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) have introduced the Savings for All Vocations Enhancement (SAVE) Act, a bill that would encourage more S corporation ESOPs by allowing sellers to get the same tax deferral available to owners of C corporations who sell to an ESOP.

Colorado Creates Employee Ownership Center

Colorado has become the most recent state to create a state employee ownership center. Governor Jared Polis has created the Employee Ownership Office as a standalone center in the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The office will have its own dedicated staff. It has $1.75 million in funding over the next two years.

Member Focus: Litehouse, Inc.

At this year's Fall ESOP Forum, we wanted to highlight the member companies that are going above and beyond the call of duty in making their ESOP, their employee-owners, and their communities thrive.

Ownership Culture Insights: Committees Contribute to Culture

A communications committee is a valuable tool for any ESOP company working to improve its ownership culture. This fall, our Communications Committee Crash Course will train participants on what makes a committee work best.

Employee Ownership at the SBDC Conference

Today is the start of the America's Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) annual conference, where employee ownership will be discussed not once, not twice, but thrice over the course of the event.

Certified EO Launches Shop EO

Our friends at Certified EO have launched a new tool to help consumers support employee-owned businesses.

Employee Ownership Index Now Available at Infinite Equity

In June 2017, the NCEO created the Employee Ownership Index, an index of publicly traded companies that both had won major awards for high engagement management styles and had some form of broad-based employee ownership.

Communications Committee Crash Course

This fall, the NCEO will be offering its first-ever communications committee training and networking program, the Communications Committee Crash Course.