Join Us in Supporting Employee Ownership in South Africa

The founding director of the Southern Africa Employee Ownership Association (SAEOA), Tendani Nelwamondo, virtually attended the NCEO’s Fall ESOP Forum, where several attendees had a chance to talk with him.

New Research on Employee Ownership and the Pandemic

The pandemic is a critically important time to conduct research exploring how businesses and their employees have fared, and what are successful ways to reduce the negative impacts from this crisis. Employee ownership is a key factor to be explored in this context.

Ownership Culture Insights: Learning from Fellow Employee-Owners

Conversing and networking to learn all that you can from other ESOP companies can make a huge difference in your company's culture and performance. The NCEO will host an online conversation and networking opportunity for our members on what employee-owners really want.

Huawei's Phantom Plan Provides Real Ownership for 90,000 Employees

Most of the value of Huawei Technologies is owned broadly by about 90,000 employees who buy what we would call phantom stock rights. Unlike most phantom plans in the U.S., however, the shares carry a right to interim profit distributions.

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.