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Mary Josephs Contributor

Verit Advisors’ First Survey Of ESOP CEOs Shows Their Deep Satisfaction With Employee Ownership

In my 30 years-plus advising family business owners and others on employee stock ownership plans, I’ve often...

ESOPs Offer Relief in Today’s Constrained Financing Environment

In my 30 years as an investment banker to private and family-owned businesses, I have never seen...

Just Two Cheers For Patagonia’s Chouinard: Why Ignore An ESOP?

As a business advisor and outdoors enthusiast, I’ve long admired Yvon Chouinard. Protecting nature is one of...

Six Fearsome Economic Challenges Family Business Owners Can Face Down

Family business owners always manage through uncertainty, but the current environment is proving bafflingly hard to navigate....

Congrats, Clif Bar! Its Sale To Mondelez Boosts Our View That This Is ‘The ESOP Decade’

My heartiest and heartfelt congratulations to Clif Bar & Company and its employees on their landmark agreement...