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Since they’re investing in the business they work for, employees thus share ownership in the business equal to the proportion of stock in the plan. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The choices open to a business owner as he or she approaches retirement usually are three: sell to an outsider, sell to the management team or sell to employees via an employee stock ownership plan. And that last, according to a Workforce report, is growing in popularity.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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