Ten Ways to Make Your ESOP Great

On average, ESOPs are wins for everyone—sellers, employees, and the company itself—but the average is pulled up by a handful of stellar ESOP companies.

The Rights of ESOP Participants

To get the tax benefits employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) provide, companies must abide by the rules designed to make sure taxpayers are getting their money's worth.

Valuation Discounts in ESOPs

A commonly distressing experience for owners in a company with an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is that the price of the business as a whole is not the price the ESOP will actually pay.

Where Did Employee Ownership Month Come From?

Back in 1982, the National Center for Employee Ownership was in its second year. Our staff consisted of three people: Karen Young, myself, and an intern, Mike Yoffee. We thought it would be a good idea to have an employee ownership week.

Working at an ESOP

Considering a job at an ESOP company? Here are some things you should know.

Uptick in Number of Employee-Owners

According to the latest data available from the Department of Labor, there were 6,669 ESOPs covering 14.4 million participants and holding close to $1.3 trillion in plan assets as of the end of 2015.
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