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Employee Ownership Programs – Part A

Thu 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

Thursday, September 1, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Many companies have enjoyed immense benefits from creating opportunities for employees to own equity in the business.

These include:
1.  Ability to recruit and retain the best employees
2.  Creates common goals and high motivation across the company
3.  More innovativeness, better customer service, enhanced employee engagement and accountability
4.  In all, greatly improved competitiveness.
5.  Greater wealth creation
6.  Smoother transition to a founder's retirement

The first segment is a three-hour class which will provide an introduction to several ways employee ownership programs can be established, depending on the founder's or current owner's goals. It will prepare company founders and current owners to decide if employee ownership is right for your company. It will give you an overview of how to go about making this happen successfully.

The second segment of the workshop is a four-hour class intended for founders and current owners of companies who have attended Part A - Introduction and Overview and are ready to introduce some form of employee ownership. We will walk through a step-by-step approach to making critical choices, preparing the necessary documentation, and then implementing and operating a successful employee ownership program at your company.

This will allow participants to begin this process right away with a clear understanding of their options and the path to move forward.

In Part A you will learn:

- The benefits that companies have derived from employee ownership and whether these might apply in your
- How founders and current owners can maintain a significant amount of control that over how employee
   ownership programs will work.
- How typical employee ownership programs have been set up and how they really operate in practice.
- How elements of these programs differ somewhat based on whether your company is an LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp or
  another form.
- Common concerns owners may have with regard to employee ownership and ways to minimize risks and
  maximize benefits.
- Some special types of employee-owned companies which have been established by law and which you might
  want to consider.

Our Presenters:

Samantha Peaslee
Polaris Law Group

Andy Meade
Larimer SBDC Consultant


Please pay online with a credit card. Registration is not guaranteed until payment is made. Note: Registrations made less than 24 hours before a class may be charged an additional $10.

Refund Policy: No cash refunds, credit will be rolled over to another class.

Parking:Blanca Peak is centered behind Longs Peak student Center and Mount Antero. For best access park in front of one of these buildings. Please allow time for parking when students are in session.

Fee: $ 35.00

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