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Want employees that act like owners? Consider making them owners

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Business owners looking to transition ownership and reward employees may want to consider an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP. These are a form of retirement plan that can fulfill succession planning goals and prove very beneficial to owners, employees and the company overall as they give employees a direct stake in the success of your company.

As I discuss in the video below, ESOPS are a great option for closely held businesses with good profitability, strong growth potential and qualified management—all hallmarks of a company that can retain the value of the stock issued. 


Intrigued? Read our FAQ for more tips on determining if an ESOP could be a good choice for your business. 


Anne Bushman

Senior Manager

Anne advises companies on various executive compensation, employee stock ownership and employee benefits matters affecting closely-held businesses. Reach her at anne.bushman@rsmus.com.

Areas of focus: Washington National TaxCompensation & BenefitsTax Reform