Employee Ownership: Engage Employees and Build an Exit Strategy
September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| $30
How can you increase your employee engagement, retain valuable team members, and structure an exit plan for yourself that cements the legacy of your business?
Join Project Equity to learn more about integrating broad-based employee ownership into your business – whether now as an employee engagement strategy, or in the future, as an exit or to get partial liquidity for you or your investors.
You will be able to learn about:
- Different approaches (partial, phased or complete employee ownership) and how they can be leveraged for the success of your business and your investment
- Different models (Employee Stock Ownership Plans, worker-owned cooperatives, Employee Ownership Trusts)
- Tax benefits
Project Equity is a national leader in the movement to harness employee ownership to maintain thriving local business communities, retain selling owners’ legacies, and address income and wealth inequality. A nonprofit organization based in the Bay Area, Project Equity raises awareness about employee ownership as an exit strategy for business owners, and as an important approach for increasing employee engagement. The organization provides hands on consulting and support to companies that want to integrate or fully transition to employee ownership, as well as to the new employee-owners to ensure the company thrives after its transition.
Speaker: Donna Sky
Donna is a long time social entrepreneur and San Francisco business owner. She is the founder of Love & Hummus Co., a mission-driven food start up she operated starting in 2009 and grew from inception into a national brand. Love & Hummus is nationally recognized for its innovation, social and environmental impact and was named twice by B Corp as a “Best for the World Company.” Donna began her career in higher education and later founded the non-profit World Trotters, an early online multicultural education program. Donna’s work with Project Equity is led by her expertise as a business owner, her passion for using business as a force for good, developing a more inclusive economy and the creation of more employee-owned businesses.