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Attain your employee retention and exit goals

with employee ownership

Receive 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.
Retain employees
Provide opportunity for the people who have worked alongside you to build your business.

Why is employee ownership a great option?

Are you a Tucson 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.

Employee-owned businesses have:

  • Lower turnover: Workers at employee-owned businesses have 46% longer job tenure than their peers in firms that are not employee-owned*
  • Higher productivity: Employee-owned enterprises reported productivity levels that were 9–19% higher than levels in traditionally structured similar businesses*

  • Higher profits: Employee-owned firms have an average profit margin almost 8.5% higher than the average private firm*

  • Greater resilience: In 2020, during COVID business shut downs, employee-owned companies were less than half as likely to lay off employees and 6x more likely to say they expected to make a full recovery*

*Read more about the research behind these findings in The Case for Employee Ownership.

Meet Ramon at Tucson Asphalt, an employee-owned company

“Employee-ownership is a unique model that continues the legacy of a business and maintains a strong business community while providing a new and additional retirement to employees.”

Ramon Gaanderse

Chief Information Officer, Tucson Asphalt

Explore your options

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?

Project Equity provides one-on-one advising and support to companies that want to explore and execute integrating partial or full employee ownership, and also offers working capital and transaction financing. Schedule a free consultation.

Meet Craig

“I encourage you to consider employee ownership to grow your business.”

Craig Danley

President, CEO, and Selling owner, Delta Pipeline, Inc.

He sold his business to his employees… watch to learn why.

The myths and the reality

Like many Tucson business owners, you may doubt that your employees can run your company, that they will want to buy it, or that they have the money to buy it. These are some of the myths that we can help you overcome.

The truth is that many business owners are already enjoying the benefits of employee ownership as a succession plan that allows them to keep their legacy intact while retiring comfortably.

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The Perfect Buyer

The perfect buyer for your company may be the ones you work with every day—your employees.

Employee-owned companies in Tucson, AZ

Barrio Brewing Co.

KE & G Construction

Pima Medical Institute

Technicians for Sustainability

Tucson Asphalt

AGM Container Controls

J.B. Steel

Environmental Engineering Consultants (EEC)

Safi Home Works

Discover more employee-owned businesses at Certified EO

How it works

Understand the steps to transition your business

Learn from others

See how others transitioned and how the financing worked

How Project Equity can help

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