Pathways to Ownership No-Cost Webinar Series from Onondaga SBDC

Pathways to Ownership is a no cost, five section webinar series that will give you the practical information you need to understand employee ownership options, so you can start-up or convert an existing business into one of many employee ownership models!

Register for one of the free webinar's today!

Thursday August 2, 10 AM

Business Conversion Process

Joe Marraffino of the Democracy at Work Institute will provide background, practical details, and examples of issues involved in shifting from workers to owners.

Wednesday August 15, 10 AM

Case Study with WorkerOwner

Erin Domagal grew up in Central NY and relocated to the Hudson Valley in 2002 to finish a BFA in Painting at SUNY New Paltz. Her love for nature has always connected to her professional life - landscaping, farming, wilderness education, running an herbal apothecary. Currently, Erin is a co-owner and Creative Director of Earth Designs Cooperative, a landscape design and installation company in Rosendale.

Wednesday August 29, 10 AM

Employee OwnershipEcosystem

Frank Cetera will speak to his hands-on experience working with cooperatives and the various network and resource organizations that exist to support them plus give a summary of legislation recently passed or in process for facilitating employee ownership development in NY State. Frank will provide lessons learned as an advisor to help you better prepare for the conversations and issues involved in advising on this topic.

Wednesday September 12, 10 AM

Case Study With SBDCAdvisor

Andrew Delmonte highlights a case study of a small business that converted to employee ownership with the assistance of the SBDC at SUNY Buffalo State. The founder and owner of Rose Garden Early Childhood Center, a 9-year old childcare business in Buffalo, NY, sold the business to her employees last December. We will look at the steps the business took to complete this conversion, the specialized technical assistance, training, and financing that was needed, and some lessons learned in the process.

Wednesday September 26, 10:00 AM

Adopting an Employee Stock OwnershipPlan (ESOP)

ESOPs Pat Dailey from Fust Charles Chambers LLP will present background, practical details, and examples of issues involved in adopting an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) model.