Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership

A nonprofit organization

$3,100 raised by 4 donors

12% complete

$25,000 Goal

In a world heavy with issues, we believe employee ownership is a powerful solution.

2020 saw the end of too many small Minnesota businesses. If we are to face these problems and build a better future, we need to invest in solutions today.

Now is the time to build economic resilience. That is why the Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership (MNCEO) is fighting to put business into the hands of employees. Minnesotans of all colors and creeds deserve to take more ownership of their work.

Business owners are stressed. Their finances, families, reputations, and legacies are burdened.

But what if we had more owners?

More employee owners to lighten the liability load. More minds applied to every problem. More diversity in leadership roles. More opportunity for all employees to indulge their entrepreneurial dreams.

Trust us, employee ownership isn’t complicated. It’s just misunderstood.

And it’s the succession plan all good businesses deserve.

MNCEO is here to demystify employee ownership. We offer free consultations with employee ownership specialists. Our wide network of business, financial, and legal professionals have deep experience in the nuances of employee ownership. And we support local businesses in every step of transitioning ownership to their employees, from concept to cooperative. Because employee ownership is the change we need to create economic equity for all Minnesotans.

Your donation fuels our efforts to teach and coach businesses on the finer points of employee ownership. Any amount you can donate will help us reshape Minnesota’s business landscape to reflect all the colors of our workforce.

Better yet, encourage your favorite Minnesota businesses to contact MNCEO and consider employee ownership for their future. Help them be remembered for leaving a lasting legacy that works for everyone.

Together, we can change the way we do business, for good.  

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Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership

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Education Community Economic Development


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