Discover the power
of employee ownership

Whether you own a Los Angeles County business, advise local business owners or want a
thriving economy, find out how employee ownership can work for you

Engage your employees, sell your business and preserve your legacy

Give your clients peace of mind and a fair market price for their businesses

Retain local businesses and create high quality jobs

Why is employee ownership a great option?

Are you an Los Angeles County business owner looking for tools to retain employees or build a succession plan? Are you beginning to consider retiring or transitioning your business to another owner?

The perfect buyer for your company may be the ones you work with every day, and the perfect employee engagement strategy might be to give them a stake in your business’s future.

Sources: National Center for Employee Ownership, Democracy at Work Institute, 2018 National Longitudinal Survey​, Rutgers University

Employee-owned companies in Los Angeles County

Data courtesy of Certified EO

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“For the last ten years, both collaboration and cooperation have been a driving force behind daily operations at Proof,” said Ma. “When employees help to build a business and keep it going, I think it’s important that they have a chance to reap the benefits.”

Na Young Ma

Founder and selling owner
Proof Bakery, Los Angeles
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Employee ownership as a strategy for business and workforce retention

Small, locally owned businesses are essential to the Los Angeles County economy and regional community vitality. Among the challenges the county faces is keeping businesses and the jobs they provide rooted in the community, as the Silver Tsunami – the retirement of baby boomer business owners – impacts the region.

Learn more about curbing the effects of the Silver Tsunami.

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Our partners in Los Angeles County

As a national organization, Project Equity raises awareness of broad-based employee ownership, and we support businesses in transitioning to this highly beneficial business model. We support this work through amazing local partners.

Los Angeles County and the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO): The DEO works to advance equity and inclusive, sustainable growth through all programs and services by targeting economic benefits to the most vulnerable and marginalized communities, small businesses and residents in LA County.

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