Democracy at Work Institute

IEDC – For Retiring Business Owners, Worker-Owners Can Carry the Torch

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From the International Economic Development Council (pdf): For the busy owners of small businesses, short-term pressures often take precedence over long-term planning. That’s why many business owners lack a succession plan to ensure that the enterprise will continue when they’re ready to step down. The stakes are especially high when the firm is a community […]


California Economic Development Journal – Economic Ownership Can Preserve California Businesses and Save Jobs

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From the California Economic Development Journal (pdf): Engineer and solar pioneer Gary Gerber founded Sun Light and Power in the 1970s, one of the first wave of renewable energy enterprises. By 2015 the Berkeley-based solar installer was thriving and Gary was considering his retirement options. Always mission-driven, he couldn’t envision selling the business he and […]