Whether you own a Los Angeles County business, advise local business owners or want a thriving economy, find out how employee ownership can work for you.   

The Department of Economic Opportunity, in partnership with Project Equity, is helping business owners explore their option to sell their company to their employees while preserving jobs and sustaining wealth opportunities. Employee Ownership (EO) is a proven strategy where business owners, looking to secure the sale of their business, can be assisted with no cost and free consultation services that can help you: 

  • By helping you identify the fair market value and worth of your business seeking to be sold. 
  • Be supported in preserving your businesses legacy by keeping your company locally rooted and sustain quality jobs. 
  • Be assisted in engaging and retaining employees who are interested in buying and preserving your business. 
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Discover the Power of Employee Ownership Services

“Whether you own a Los Angeles County business, advise local business owners or want a thriving economy, find out how employee ownership can work for you.” 

Are you a Los Angeles County business owner looking for tools to retain employees or build a succession plan? Are you beginning to consider retiring or transitioning your business to another owner?  

The perfect buyer for your company may be the ones you work with every day, and the perfect employee engagement strategy might be to give them a stake in your business’ future. 

Employee Benefits  
33% Higher Median Income  
92% Higher Household Network  
53% Longer Job Tenure
Business Benefits  
Report Higher Productivity  
46% Longer Employee Retention  
8.5% Higher Profit Margins  
Free Consultation
The process begins with a free consultation, in which you can learn about employee ownership models and explore the fit with your goals and needs.

Consultations are conversations with you to understand your unique circumstances and goals, determine your projected timing, and explore how employee ownership could fit into your plans. Schedule a free consultation with Project Equity here.

Employee Ownership Events

You can also learn more by registering for one of our upcoming educational events.

Free Office Hours

Visit our Office of Small Business team every first Wednesday of the month at the East LA Entrepreneur Center located at 4716 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Building B for monthly office hours.

EO Launch Event – Giroux Glass

The EO launch event on was held on November 29 at Giroux Glass, a glass, glazing, and architectural metals contracting company located in the Second Supervisorial District that provides services in the commercial, retail, and luxury sectors. Giroux Glass is a 100% employee-owned, also known as Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  

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