Member Services for Employee Owned Businesses

We help our members engage their employee-owners and stand out with clients and job seekers.

Handouts & Communications Tools

Customizable, easy-to-use toolkits for communications, recruitment, and marketing.

Educational Tools

Tools to teach your employee-owners.

ESOP 101
ESOP 101

Two-page, customizable handout explaining how your ESOP works. Also available in a one-page infographic.

Employee Owner Certificates
Employee Owner Certificates

Four-page, customizable document containing three different certificates for employee-owners.

Employee Ownership Roadmap
Employee Ownership Roadmap

One-page, customizable infographic that illustrates the journey of an employee-owner through each stage of ownership, from new employee to getting paid.

Employee Ownership Trivia Game
Employee Ownership Trivia Game

Customizable, interactive game that helps build excitement while educating employee-owners about your company's employee ownership.

Welcome Packet
Welcome Packet

Six-page, customizable welcome packet, perfect for new employee-owners.

Annual Statement Breakdown
Annual Statement Breakdown

Two-page, customizable handout highlighting how to read your annual statement.

Guess the Share Price
Guess the Share Price

Interactive game that builds excitement and understanding around employee ownership.

Employee Ownership FAQs
Employee Ownership FAQs

Two-page, customizable handout that addresses the most frequently asked questions surrounding employee ownership.

Announcing EO Month- Email Template & Press Release
Announcing EO Month- Email Template & Press Release

Customizable communications templates to announce Employee Ownership Month

Onboarding Deck
Onboarding Deck

Customizable PowerPoint deck designed for a 20 - 30 minute onboarding presentation for new employees.

Bingo
Bingo

Customizable, interactive game for employee-owners.

Word Search
Word Search

One-page, customizable employee ownership themed word search game.

Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures

Customizable infographic poster and handout about employee ownership.

Rights & Responsibilities
Rights & Responsibilities

One-page, customizable handout that highlights the rights and responsibilities of an individual employee-owner.

Financial Impact of Employee Ownership
Financial Impact of Employee Ownership

One-page, customizable handout that shows the impact of employee ownership on your employees' long-term wealth building.

ESOP Cash Flow
ESOP Cash Flow

One-page, customizable handout to educate employee-owners on the ins and outs of how cash flows through your ESOP.

How to Affect the Share Price
How to Affect the Share Price

One-page, customizable infographic that illustrates the effect of one employee-owner can have on the company's share price.

Employee-Owner Appreciation
Employee-Owner Appreciation

Exploring Valuation
Exploring Valuation

Three-page customizable handout to educate employee-owners on the valuation process at your company.

Building Long-Term Wealth with Compound Growth
Building Long-Term Wealth with Compound Growth

Two-page customizable document explaining how compound growth works.

The Ownership Advantage
The Ownership Advantage

Two-page, ready-to-use handout explaining the advantages of being an employee-owner.

Diversification
Diversification

Two-page, customizable handout explaining diversification at your company.

Retirement Basics
Retirement Basics

One-page, customizable document covering what to expect after retiring and next steps.

Postcards
Postcards

Customizable postcards to welcome new members to your team, or celebrate existing ones. These are a great way to build an ownership culture by engaging your employee-owners and their families.

Individual Newsletter Articles - 2020
Individual Newsletter Articles - 2020

Series of word documents containing individual newsletter articles

Owner's Handbook
Owner's Handbook

10-page, customizable handbook that covers the basics of employee ownership.

Employee Ownership Email Campaign
Employee Ownership Email Campaign

12 educational emails that cover the basics of employee ownership. This document is in Microsoft Word so you can easily copy & paste the content into your email browser.

Crossword
Crossword

ESOP 101 Infographic
ESOP 101 Infographic

1-page, customizable infographic covering the basics of ESOPs.

EO Month 2021 Postcards
EO Month 2021 Postcards

Customizable postcards to celebrate EO Month this October

The Ownership Advantage - Presentation
The Ownership Advantage - Presentation

Customizable PowerPoint deck that walks employee-owners through the benefits and responsibilities of being an owner.

What Goes Into Finding Our Share Price?
What Goes Into Finding Our Share Price?

One-page, customizable handout explaining the factors that go into determining the new share price.

Annual Meeting Deck
Annual Meeting Deck

Customizable PowerPoint deck designed for a 30 - 40 minute onboarding presentation for new employees.

COVID & EO
COVID & EO

An infographic that displays the effects of the pandemic on employee-owned businesses vs. non-employee-owned businesses.

EO Month 2021 Posters
EO Month 2021 Posters

4 customizable posters for employee ownership month 2021

Earnings, EBITDA and Ownership
Earnings, EBITDA and Ownership

1-page customizable handout discussing EBITDA, how it is calculated, and what employee-owners can do to increase the EBITDA at your company.

3 Ways You Can Help Increase Our Share Price
3 Ways You Can Help Increase Our Share Price

A one-page, customizable handout that discusses three ways an individual at an employee-owned business can help improve the company's share price.

Understanding Financial Statements
Understanding Financial Statements

8-page, customizable handout covering the basics of Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Statements. Great for companies that implement open-book management.

EO Month 2021 Instagram Templates
EO Month 2021 Instagram Templates

PowerPoint containing a series of self-editable Instagram posts

Individual Newsletter Articles - 2021
Individual Newsletter Articles - 2021

Series of word documents containing individual newsletter articles

Distributions
Distributions

One-page, customizable handout explaining what distributions are and when and how employee-owners can expect to be paid.

Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt

Customizable Scavenger Hunt Game.

What to do for EO Month 2021
What to do for EO Month 2021

Inspiration kit that includes sample plans and ideas for gifts, games, and social media posts.

Annual Allocations
Annual Allocations

1-page, customizable handout on annual contributions and allocations.

Webinars

Video library of webinars on building ownership culture.

Attracting Great Employee-Owners
Attracting Great Employee-Owners

Reduce Turnover and Accelerate Buy-In with Onboarding
Reduce Turnover and Accelerate Buy-In with Onboarding

Starting From Scratch: The Essentials of EO Communications
Starting From Scratch: The Essentials of EO Communications

Putting the Social in Social Media: Using Tech to Advance EO Culture
Putting the Social in Social Media: Using Tech to Advance EO Culture

Common Misconceptions and How to Address Them
Common Misconceptions and How to Address Them

Creating Engaging Messages About Employee Ownership
Creating Engaging Messages About Employee Ownership

Save Time & Increase Engagement with a 12-Month Communications Plan
Save Time & Increase Engagement with a 12-Month Communications Plan

Building Ownership Culture Across Multiple Locations
Building Ownership Culture Across Multiple Locations

What to do for Employee Ownership Month
What to do for Employee Ownership Month

Leveraging EO as a Differentiator
Leveraging EO as a Differentiator

Creating an Environment for Employees to Think and Act Like Owners
Creating an Environment for Employees to Think and Act Like Owners

Building and Sustaining Your Employee Ownership Committee
Building and Sustaining Your Employee Ownership Committee

Communicating the Financial Impact of Employee Ownership
Communicating the Financial Impact of Employee Ownership

Being an employee-owner is a great financial opportunity that can help your people build wealth, but it's not going to make them rich over night. How do you help people see what 10 or 20 years of wealth building means to them in the present day? This webinar will explain how to make the long-term financial impact clear to your employee-owners today.

Rights & Responsibilities: Helping Employee-Owners See How They Can Have an Impact
Rights & Responsibilities: Helping Employee-Owners See How They Can Have an Impact

Tailoring the Message to Employee-Owners
Tailoring the Message to Employee-Owners

Do you know how to communicate the value of employee ownership to every single person at your company? Are all your employee-owners engaged, or are there certain groups that just don't get it? Even companies that have been employee-owned for decades can have trouble messaging EO to younger employees, new employees, and the front line. This webinar will help you tailor your messaging so that you can reach every last employee-owner at your company. Specifically, we will discuss how to frame employee ownership with new vs. tenured employee-owners, younger vs. older people, and leadership vs. the line.

OFFICE HOURS: Messaging COVID-19 at your Annual Meeting
OFFICE HOURS: Messaging COVID-19 at your Annual Meeting

Members have been reaching out asking how to discuss valuation at their annual meeting in light of COVID-19. We’re hosting special office hours where we’ll initially present our thoughts and then will have a discussion where you can participate, ask questions, and share ideas.

Being a Great Committee Member
Being a Great Committee Member

The #1 best practice for building a culture of ownership is having a great EO Communications Committee. There is no substitute for a dedicated group of champions driving engagement with employee ownership. This webinar will cover everything you need to know about how you can be a part of a successful committee by being a great advocate for EO within your company.

Employee Ownership at your Annual Meeting
Employee Ownership at your Annual Meeting

Your company's annual meeting is a once-a-year opportunity to highlight how employee ownership makes you stand out, recognize the long-term financial benefit of ownership, and connect your company to the larger EO movement. This webinar will provide a sample agenda, presentation deck and best practices in order to make your upcoming annual meeting a success.

EO as a Differentiator with Business Clients and Partners
EO as a Differentiator with Business Clients and Partners

Employee ownership is an innovative approach to business that has advantages for business clients and partners. But it's also a new idea that many people aren't familiar with. Being employee-owned can set you apart, but how can you message employee ownership to external audiences in ways that will resonate? This webinar will feature the team at Butler/Till discussing how they leverage EO as a differentiator and create a strategic advantage for their company.

Making Employee Ownership Fun
Making Employee Ownership Fun

While employee ownership represents a better approach to business and an incredible opportunity for your employee-owners, one of the most common issues mentioned by EO companies is a difficulty getting a diverse and/or distributed workforce excited about employee ownership.

 The Certified EO Wealth Calculator: From Customization to Utilization
The Certified EO Wealth Calculator: From Customization to Utilization

For the month of March we will be featuring two 30-minute webinars discussing two key EO financial tools: the Certified EO Wealth Calculator and the Annual Statement. In the second webinar, we will be discussing how to customize your wealth calculator and best practices for discussing it with your employee-owners.

Explaining Your Annual Statement
Explaining Your Annual Statement

For the month of March we will be featuring two 30-minute webinars discussing two key EO financial tools: the Certified EO Wealth Calculator and the Annual Statement. In the first of this series we will be discussing how to read your Annual Statement and best practices for discussing it with your employee-owners.

Rapid Engagement Strategies
Rapid Engagement Strategies

This interactive webinar explores how three conditions for rapid engagement - motivation, opportunity, and skill - work together to encourage the kind of meaningful participation that can give employee-owned companies a competitive advantage. It will be led by our partner Praxis Consulting Group, an organizational development firm that works with employee-owned companies and non-profit organizations to align leadership, culture, and strategy.

How to Communicate a Drop in Share Price
How to Communicate a Drop in Share Price

2020 was a year unlike any other. Due to the uncertainty and economic hardship of some industries, many employee-owned businesses may be faced with communicating a drop in share price at this year's annual meeting. This 30 -minute webinar will discuss strategies to clearly communicate a lower share price with your employee-owners, while providing ideas for positive messaging surrounding next steps and actionable items.

Managing Employee-Owners
Managing Employee-Owners

What is different about being a manager at an employee-owned business? While making employees owners can change lives, at the day-to-day level many of the normal rules of business still apply. This webinar will help managers at employee-owned companies understand what’s different, what’s still the same, and how they can help employee-owners move past common misconceptions to maximize engagement.

Wealth Calculator

Interactive tool that helps employee-owners see the big picture of long-term wealth building.

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