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Guest speakers include:

  • Alison Lingane, Project Equity
  • Sandie Taylor, Modern Times
  • Seth Stein, Eastridge Workforce Solutions
  • Barbara Wight, Taylor Guitars

Resilience through employee ownership (San Diego)

Hosted by San Diego Regional EDC

Tuesday, April 20 at 9:30 to 10:30 am 

This webinar will focus on business resilience through employee ownership and will be co-hosted by the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Employee ownership is a great way for a business to retain a dedicated workforce, take advantage of a significant tax benefit, and ensure wealth building in the surrounding communities that will lead to more thriving households in the region.

Worker Owned 101: A Smart Option for Your Business Legacy

Presented by City of Santa Clara

Thursday, April 22 at 12 PM

Worker Owned 101 allows Santa Clara businesses and business service providers to explore the benefits of the worker-owned business model (eg. worker-owned cooperatives) and why small business owners should consider a transition to worker ownership as a succession option.

Transitioning to worker ownership via an employee buy-out allows you to:

  • Secure the financial benefits of your investment and hard work
  • Retain quality jobs for employees
  • Preserve the legacy of the company to continue and operate locally

Join us to learn:

  • How employee ownership works
  • If employee ownership is a viable option for your business
  • How employee ownership increases employee engagement   
  • How employee ownership preserves your legacy in the community
  • Financing opportunities available and how to receive a fair sales price  

Keep San Diego Businesses Thriving: An Employee Ownership Workshop

Hosted by San Diego Workforce Partnership

June 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

San Diego Workforce Partnership, in partnership with Project Equity, will discuss how locally owned businesses can thrive with employee ownership.

Local businesses are the backbone of our communities. They are facing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. Add to this the challenge that baby boomers own more than half of privately held businesses with employees in California. 

For businesses owners interested in succession planning employee ownership can be a powerful tool.

Past events and webinars


Employee ownership: A strategy for business resiliency and succession | March 25 | Watch recording

Worker Owned 101: A Smart Option for Your Business Legacy|February 25, 2021 | Watch recording

Employee Ownership Strategy: Unlocking the benefits for you and your employees|February 18, 2021 | Watch recording


District Connect 2020: Cooperative Equity and Resilience |December 17, 2020

Employee ownership: an economic development solution to keep our local businesses thriving | December 10, 2020 | Watch recording

ASBC & SVC 2020: Remaking & Revitalizing the Economy | December 2, 2020

Employee ownership keeps our local businesses thriving | December 3, 2020 | Watch recording

Bay Area B Local Virtual Meetup: Demystifying Employee Ownership For B Corps | November 12, 2020

Employee ownership keeps LA businesses thriving | November 20, 2020 | Watch recording

Employee ownership keeps San Francisco’s small businesses thriving | November 18, 2020 | Watch recording

Neighborhood Economics: Healing our communities | November 18, 2020

Wisconsin Manufacturing Webinar | October 6, 2020 | Watch recording

Worker Cooperatives Panel | September 16, 2020 | Watch recording

Webinar: Rebuilding with resiliency and equity through Employee Ownership | August 20, 2020 | Watch recording

Employee Ownership 101 | August 18, 2020 | Watch recording

Reenvisioning Retail: The Future of Retail Webinar | July 24, 2020 | Watch recording

Santa Cruz Small Business Cash Flow & Succession Presentation Hosted by Santa Cruz Community Ventures | July 21, 2020

Employee ownership: A business succession strategy in challenging times | June 9, 2020 | Watch recording

Webinar: Increasing Equity in a Post-Pandemic Economy: The Potential for Growing Worker Ownership | May 19, 2020 | Watch recording

San Francisco Business Transition & Employee Ownership Forum | San Francisco, CA | January 15, 2020


Berkeley Business Retention Information Session | Berkeley, CA | September 30, 2019

Sell your business to your employees: A deeper dive | Eureka, CA | September 23, 2019

Accelerate Employee Ownership Launch Event | Long Beach, CA | September 5, 2019

America’s SBDC Annual Conference | Long Beach, CA | September 3-6, 2019

SFMade: Employee Ownership | San Francisco, CA | September 4, 2019

SBA Summer Small Business Supporter Meeting San Francisco SBA | San Francisco, CA | August 20, 2019

Webinar: Attract and Retain the Best Talent with Employee Ownership | June 26, 2019 | Watch recording

Sell Your Business with Employee Ownership | June 18, 2019 |Watch recording

Berkeley Business Success Forum | Berkeley, CA | June 13, 2019

San Francisco Small Business Week: Keeping the Business Going – Transition Your Business to the Next Generation Through Employee Ownership | San Francisco, CA | May 9, 2019

Just released!

New studies in regions across the U.S., including Washington StateBerkeley and Long Beach, CA show millions of businesses at risk and point to employee ownership as a solution.

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