Guest Blog: New Beyster UCSD Course for ESOP Professionals

The ESOP community has asked for a graduate-level course that will provide emerging consultants with the broad level of knowledge required of them, and the Beyster Institute is excited to announce a new academic course in partnership with the University of California, San Diego.

NCEO Board of Directors Nominations Are Open

Annual elections for our board of directors will take place in January, and members in good standing are invited to nominate themselves or other members during the nomination window, from now until December 18.

2021 Webinars: Make Your Voice Heard

If there is anything that 2020 has taught our community, it’s reinvention. We at the NCEO have made incredible changes to our programming over the past 10 months. Along the way, we learned valuable lessons about how we fit into your lives.

Celebrate the ESOP Community at Our Annual Conference

We are recruiting ESOP experts and employee-owners to participate in our upcoming conference. Now is your chance to share lessons, best practices, and company stories to uplift and encourage those in and around our community.

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.