Selling your business masterclasses

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Selling your business masterclasses

Join us at a free workshop to explore the benefits of employee ownership as an exit route for business owners.

Co-operative Development Scotland run a programme of online masterclasses throughout the year focusing on succession planning and employee ownership. Join one of our free online sessions to explore your exit options and learn more about the advantages of selling to your staff.

Who are the workshops intended for?

The ‘Selling your business’ seminars are targeted at business owners who are considering the best way to exit their business – even if you’re not quite ready to take that step back yet.

Deciding on an exit strategy can seem like a daunting task, but it’s never too early to start looking at possibilities. Employee ownership is gaining popularity as a tax-efficient solution that secures your company’s legacy while offering benefits for you, your staff and the local area.

Read more about employee ownership.

What you’ll get out of it 

At each session you can learn about the exit options available to you and get expert advice from specialist advisers. Find out if selling to your employees is the right choice for you and your business, and get tips on how to make sure the process goes smoothly.

At each session you’ll also hear directly from a business owner who has successfully made the transition to employee ownership. Learn more about the factors that influenced their decision, as well as the buyout process and how they’re getting on now.

There will also be opportunities to ask questions of other business owners in the same position.

What’s the cost? 

The online masterclasses are free to attend but registration is required – see details of upcoming sessions below:

Upcoming workshops

Selling your business? Why Chemco and Heatherlea became employee owned

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 10am–11:45am

Selling your business? Why Swansons and Woollard & Henry became employee owned

Tuesday 16 November 2021, 10am–11:45am

Selling your business? Why ITWORX and Jerba Campervans became employee owned

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 10am–11:45am

Selling your business? Why Collective Architecture and TEFL Org became employee owned

Tuesday 8 March 2022, 10am–11:45am