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This booklet helps business owners evaluate employee ownership. Thousands of business owners have decided that employee ownership is the best way to preserve the job security of their workforces and protect the character of their companies while providing them and their families fair value. In “Who Should Own Your Business After You?,” several of them tell you why in their own words. This booklet also answers frequent questions, describes the sale process, and features key research findings on the impact of employee ownership with a focus on both ESOPs and worker cooperatives. A Spanish language edition is available.