Entries by ESOP Plus Staff

ESOPs Take the Oxymoron Out of Inclusive Capitalism

ESOPs Take the Oxymoron Out of “Inclusive Capitalism”   In a January 20, 2015, op-Ed piece in the New York Times, “Can Capitalists Save Capitalism”, Thomas Edsall reports that key Democrats have reached agreement on a set of policies known as “inclusive capitalism” that would reduce wealth and income inequality.  According to Edsall the inclusive capitalism […]

Is an ESOP Right for Your Business?

We are frequently asked whether an ESOP is right for a particular business. As a business owner reaches retirement age, the question of how to protect his legacy while exiting the business comes to the fore of his or her mind. On the one hand, an owner can sell his or her business outright. But […]

How Do I Set Up an ESOP?

40 years ago, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) were virtually unheard of 4. Today there are approximately 7,000 vibrant companies that have ESOPs in place, benefiting over 13 million employees. While there are many reasons why a private company may set up an ESOP, the decision process to set up an ESOP and actually setting […]

ESOP vs. 401(k): Which Type of Plan Makes the Better Retirement Plan?

Our friends at the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) recently responded to the query: Are ESOPs too risky of an investment to be a good retirement option for employees as compared to a more traditional retirement plan (like a 401(k))? Critics claim that ESOPs present too much risk. Not only are retirement assets concentrated […]