Blue Ridge ESOP Associates Industry News

Should Twitter’s Employees and Customers Buy the Company?

Posted by Blue Ridge ESOP Associates

Jul 11, 2017 12:11:36 PM

Should Twitter be bought out by its employees and customers? Joseph Blasi and Doug Kruse show why employee ownership could be a smart move for this tech company in this article.
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Topics: Employee-Ownership

Exit Planning Institute Meeting - Speaker: Tom Roback

Posted by Blue Ridge ESOP Associates

Apr 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Tom Roback will be co-presenting at the Exit Planning Institute's monthly meeting in Tyson's Corner on April 19. This meeting will review the different options available in transitioning the ownership of a company. For more information and to register for this meeting click here.
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Topics: Employee-Ownership

Down Home Capital

Posted by Patrick McHugh, Economic Analyst

Feb 2, 2017 4:40:10 PM

North Carolina has the potential to turn a grave challenge into a transformative economic opportunity. Thousands of businesses could disappear over the coming years as baby boomer entrepreneurs enter retirement, threatening to deal a heavy blow to communities across the state. However, by helping many of these firms convert into employee-owned companies, we can keep their doors open, give workers an ownership stake into their economic future, and buttress local economies.

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Topics: Employee-Ownership

Resolve to be SMART and Make More of Employee Ownership

Posted by Blue Ridge ESOP Associates

Jan 21, 2016 12:23:20 PM

January brings another batch of resolutions. Most, alas, will be long forgotten by the end of first quarter. Because you want to make more of your investment in ESOP ownership and engage your employees as owners, why not resolve to use the SMART process to achieve your ownership-development goals in 2016?

SMART, as you may know, stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. Here’s how you can be SMARTer and make more of employee ownership this year.

S= Specific. What do you want to accomplish with your ESOP? What level of understanding and engagement do you want from employees? What attitudes, behaviors and actions would you like employee-owners to display in their daily jobs? Write down specifics that you want to see happen.

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Topics: ESOP Administration, Employee-Ownership, Ownership Culture