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with employee ownership

Retain equity
Receive market value for what you have built, and potentially gain significant tax savings.
Preserve your legacy
Selling your business to your employees can help you leave a lasting legacy.
Save jobs
Provide opportunity for the people who have worked alongside you to build your business.

Why is employee ownership a great option?

Are you one of nearly 50% of California small business owners who are over the age of 55? Many long-term business owners are already starting to retire, and the perfect buyer for your company may be the ones you work with every day.

Business owners may face a challenge as they approach retirement

As you explore your succession options, it’s important to examine all of your choices. While selling your business on the market might seem like the best choice, did you know that the vast majority of businesses put on the market don’t sell?

Rather than run the risk of closing down, consider selling your business to the people who know it best—your employees.

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Meet Lars

“A good business involves a lot more than one brain. You’re relying on a brain trust of strong thinkers to be as adaptable as possible. The beauty of employee ownership is it involves everybody. It allows everyone to feel vested in the success of the business.”

Lars Ortegren

Employee-owner, California Solar Electric Company

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