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Want employees that act like owners? Consider making them owners


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