The Steps to Launching and Relaunching Your ESOP

You’ve sold your company to an ESOP. Now what? The way in which you launch your company’s ESOP can have lasting effects on the success of the ESOP and the buy-in and dedication of the employees. It is even beneficial to complete relaunches annually. The launch and subsequent relaunches should occur in a similar sequence every time.

How to Successfully Launch Your ESOP

Over the next several weeks, we will be completing a series of blog articles on how to correctly launch and relaunch your company’s employee stock ownership plan.  This will require some strategic planning, which should not be confused with a business plan.  The major fundamental difference between the two is a business plan is about short to mid-term goals and strategic goals are about long-term goals for the company’s success. 

An ESOP is a Business Transition Tool

An ESOP is a Business Transition Tool

ESOP stands for Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  An ESOP is qualified retirement plan that can be used as a business transition tool and as an employee ownership instrument. 

An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a business transition tool that establishes an ESOP trust to be an ongoing perpetual owner of the company.

What is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)? Rev 2 May 2019

What is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)?

ESOP stands for Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan that can be used as a business transition tool and as an employee ownership vehicle:

An ESOP is a Business Transition Tool

An ESOP is a Business Transition Tool

ESOP stands for Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan that can be used as a business transition tool and as an employee ownership vehicle.

An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a business transition tool that establishes an ESOP trust to be an ongoing perpetual owner of the company.

Four Expectations and Guidelines for Remote Employees

When unforeseen changes in our country occur, like a widespread pandemic,  many employee-owned companies now have employee owners working from home. I am sure everyone has a lot of questions about how to manage a remote workforce and maintain productivity during uncertain times. 

Why Financial Advisors Need to Know About ESOPs

As a financial advisor, your sole responsibility is the financial health of your clients. For clients who own a business, that includes the eventual transition of their company to new ownership. Are you prepared to guide them through this transition and to handle the significant shifts in their portfolio that will inevitably come about?

How Your ESOP Administration Provider Can Benefit Your Business

It’s important for your ESOP administration provider to do more than just administer your organization’s ESOP plan. They should work with you to make sure your plan meets federal rules and regulations, and that’s exactly the approach ESOP Partners takes. We look at your plan from every angle to ensure it will support your long-term objectives. This holistic, problem-solving approach helps you make the right decisions for your employees and the organization as a whole. Learn more about this 360-view by watching this video!  

Employee Ownership and the Spirit of Giving



We’re in the heart of the holiday season and this time of year often inspires us to be more giving. We give to our favorite causes, through our time, talent and treasure. We make a greater effort to spread wealth to others. This could be in the form of a warm jacket, a hot meal, a financial donation or sharing with a friend how we have been positively impacted by employee ownership (ESOP). Generosity comes in many forms.

Implementing an ESOP is an Act of Generosity

I have spent a lot of time talking about the top benefits of implementing an ESOP for a company, the business owner(s), management and key employees, all employees, and the local community.  These benefits include the tax and cash flow benefits and the many competitive benefits of building an ESOP ownership culture.

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