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California Solar, a Worker-Owned Cooperative

In working with Project Equity, we were able to get that expert advice and be able to utilize a lot of their connections to be able to get us so much further along in the direction towards where we want it to be at a fraction of the cost. They helped us all the way through the transition process. And then after we transitioned there their thrive program allowed us to thrive as a, as a business by supporting both our board, and our management to work better together. In our first year of becoming a co op. If you're a business owner, and you have that culture that that family style business where everyone cares about one another and you care as much about your employees as you care about your business, then the idea of employee ownership is absolutely a no brainer. It gives you more flexibility for being able to stay in your business and know that that business that you put your heart and soul into is going to is going to continue on and benefit those people who have built that business.

As an owner, by selling your company to your employees, you:
- Capture market value with tax advantages
- Enjoy flexibility and craft an exit strategy on your own timeline
- Anchor businesses in communities and retain good jobs

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