Win-win business model
Teamshares is a national, for-profit company helping American small businesses become employee-owned. We bring the resources of big business to small business, starting with stock ownership.
of small businesses fail to sell
Small businesses are the backbone of America, employing half of all workers and powering 44% of our economy.
However, when small business owners retire, 70% fail to find a buyer, often forcing them to shut their doors forever.
The owner loses their retirement money and legacy, the company’s employees lose their jobs, and the community loses a valuable business.
employee ownership within 20 years
Teamshares buys small businesses from retiring owners, grants 10% ownership of the business’s stock to employees after closing, and progressively increases employee ownership to 80% within 20 years.
We do this because we believe employee ownership is a win-win, with better financial outcomes for the employee owners and the business.
The result is a network of financially durable companies that never have to be sold again. Retiring owners, employee owners, companies, and local economies are all better off.
How it works
Small business owners retire confidently by selling their business to a company with a great close rate and track record of doing right by people. Their business remains local and their legacy becomes employee ownership.
Teamshares recruits a talented, mission-driven president to lead the company forward. They begin with an intensive training program and continue to learn through on-the-ground experience and support from the Teamshares network.
Employee owners earn stock ownership through continued service in the business and now benefit from the upside of the company’s growth. Through aligned incentives, education, and open-book financials, employee owners have a direct impact on their future wealth.
Our growing network
Small businesses power our economy and anchor our local communities. They deserve to continue on. Our goal is to build a network of 10,000 financially durable, employee-owned small businesses across America.
We’re on a multi-decade journey to put $10 billion of stock wealth directly in the hands of American workers through equity ownership in their companies.
new wealth created for employee owners
new employee owners