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Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

Give Employees Ownership

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Rick Valencia's Company, ProfitLine, uses an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  Rick believes that employees want to own a piece of the company.

Learn From A Big Guy

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The Beyster Institute was founded by Dr. J. Robert Beyster to teach business owners how to establish an  ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan).   Prof. Dr. Ray Smilor  explains how Dr. Beyster used an ESOP to grow his company from zero to 41,000 employees.   More...

Anticipate all Future Possibilities

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Succession planning should not be left to the survivors. When founders of business die, the business often dies with them.  Not so at President of Hot Dog On A Stick.   Freddie Thode talks about the founder's decision to set up an Employee Stock Ownership Plan as a succession planning tool.

Use Ownership To Recruit

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans are good for recruiting and retention of great people and they can also change the culture of an organization.   This is Ned Lester formerly of Maxim Systems.

Take Out Some Cash

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This is a special episode about  Employee Stock Ownership Plans.  Host Hattie Bryant says that the ESOP is a way for an owner to take some cash out of the business.

Value Your Business

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Meet Ray Smilor of Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego.  He is an expert on Employee Stock Ownership Plans and the institute is a resource for anyone who wants to learn more.

Teach Ownership Thinking

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Meeko Mullin works for Hot Dog On A Stick and she is an owner.   Her leadership responsibility includes calculating the cost of labor on the shift she is running.   More...

Be A Team Player

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Strong  owners we have studied here know that the buck stops on their desks but at the same time they are able to position themselves are a key player or coach rather than as the boss.