Happy Earth Cleaning – Minneapolis, MN

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Industry: Cleaning Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Number of employees: 19 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity, Nexus Community Partners Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more happyearthcleaning.com Project Equity – Happy Earth Just Got Happier (2020) Minnesota Public Radio – Supporters see worker co-ops as way to spread the wealth (2020) Star Tribune – Nexus Community Partners plans to […]

California Solar – Grass Valley, CA

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Industry: Solar Location: California Number of employees: 30 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity Learn more https://californiasolarco.com/ Yubanet – Cal Solar joins national Solar Co-Op (2020) The Union – Cal Solar becomes first worker cooperative in Nevada County (2019) Yes – Converting Businesses to Cooperatives Just Got Easier (2019) Project Equity – California Solar: Lars’ Story […]

Rockman et al – San Francisco, CA

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Industry: Research and Evaluation Location: California Number of employees: 17 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity From the company https://rockman.com/ Rockman  – Rockman et al Announces Transition to New Employee-Owned Structure (2019) Learn more Project Equity – Rockman did the research, employee ownership won (2020) Video   Employee Owned Small Businesses in California Employee Owned […]

Adams and Chittenden – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Berkeley, California Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more http://www.adamschittenden.com/ Yes – Converting Businesses to Cooperatives Just Got Easier (2019) Project Equity – For the Love of Glass Project Equity – Mo’s Story Fifty by Fifty: Berkeley, CA: Early Investor in Employee Ownership […]

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Project Equity – Project Equity keeps Berkeley businesses rooted in the local economy

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In the first video (above), Jordan Klein, the City of Berkeley’s Economic Development Manager, describes the tremendous potential that employee ownership can offer cities and why Berkeley embraces it. In the second video (above), Jordan describes how Project Equity has helped advance the city’s goal to keep businesses rooted in the local economy. Get the […]

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Fifty by Fifty – SBDC Working Group Pilots Employee Ownership Training

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From Fifty by Fifty: The Main Street Employee Ownership Act, passed in August 2018, relies heavily on the nation’s network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to educate and support business owners in transitioning their companies to employee ownership. But for the most part, SBDC business advisors aren’t familiar with employee ownership. To begin to fill […]