Last week, I was fortunate to get to launch a major educational campaign with Governor Terry Branstad in the state of Iowa. While the specifics on the campaign are not important to most of you, you will most likely find what led up to it interesting. Read more
Posts tagged ‘ESOP’
Costumes, trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns are all part of modern Halloween celebrations in the United States. Yet, few in the U.S. know the history of this holiday and the significance it played in early society.
Halloween traces its roots to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Two-thousand years ago, the Celtics (now modern day Ireland) celebrated the New Year on November 1. The day represented the end of the harvest and the transition to winter. Read more
Yesterday’s blog post highlighted two companies that were taking action to drive success. These were just two of the hundreds of inspiring stories I have heard over the last two days. In this post, I want to highlight a couple more examples of companies taking action.
Jill and Stephanie know about sacrifice. They are both wives of active duty military members. They wanted to do something for the families of those deployed and took action to develop an on-line community for military families to connect them with businesses owned by active duty or veteran military families. This connects those families with needs to businesses that understand their situation. Their actions not only benefit military families, but have landed them on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies. Read more
The Principal Financial Group is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the 2013 Inc. 500/5000 Conference. This premier event brings together the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. This is my tenth year attending the event and as always, I find it truly inspiring. What these entrepreneurs have done, and will do, is simply amazing.
Although these companies span industries and geography, they have one thing in common. They realize that success is a result of taking action. Read more
October is a busy month. It’s National Book Month, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Employee Ownership Month, to name just a few of the topics that are commemorated. It’s the last of these that is the most interesting to me in my role as an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) consultant.
If you’ve read my past blogs, you’ll have noted that there are many advantages ESOPs bring to the selling business owners, the company and the employees. So, why do we need a month to celebrate (other than the fact that everyone likes cake and ice cream)? Read more