Business owners interested in learning more about ESOPs and Worker Cooperatives can find additional information through the following resources:

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

  • The ESOP Association
    The largest employee ownership advocacy organization in the world with chapters throughout the U.S. The ESOP Association provides resources, research, and educational programs to promote employee ownership.
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)  
    A nonprofit organization that has been supporting the employee ownership community since 1981. The NCEO helps business owners make smart decisions about employee ownership, with resources from reliable information on technical issues to inspiration helping companies reach the full potential of employee ownership.
  • NCEO Introduction to Employee Ownership Trusts
    Business owners interested in learning more about employee ownership trusts can refer to this resource created by the National Center for Employee Ownership.
  • Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOX) 
    A national nonprofit focused on significantly expanding employee ownership across the United States by establishing and supporting a network of independent nonprofit State Centers for Employee Ownership. 
    > Click here for links to your state center.

Worker Cooperatives

  • Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) 
    An organization created by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives to ensure that worker cooperative development in economically and socially marginalized communities is adequately supported, effective, and strategically directed.

Service Provider Directory

Due diligence should always be exercised in selecting a service provider and this includes asking for company references and any relevant disclosures  and comparing the offers of service providers.

The National Center for Employee Ownership provides a Service Provider Directory available in the article on choosing consultants: Check references and read our article on choosing consultants before hiring someone.

Firm descriptions and offerings are provided by the firms themselves. A listing here does not constitute a NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership, nor Rutgers University endorsement.

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