Ask Co-op Cathy: What’s the Difference Between a Worker Co-op and an ESOP?

Today we ask: what’s the difference between worker cooperatives and ESOPs?[...]

This is an important question we hear often. And it’s a good one. If you’re interested in forming an employee-owned business, it’s important to know your options and what the different structures offer. With that said, worker co-ops and ESOPs are both employee-owned businesses with some similarities as well as distinctive differences. So let’s examine them both.

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