i am just thinking about this but can a person that starts a company give ownership shares to the employees but the owner still get to keep a say 30 or 40 percent share of the coop for a certain amount of time say 15 years before giving up that big share and have a legal agreement that they can not get rid of the majority owner? i like employee ownership a lot but if i do something like this i can get money to fulfil a cause such as forest conservation along with sustainable timber sales and recreational leases. its my dream to start an aquaponics greenhouse growing operation down the road. these greenhouses would be in a city.
I am in the process of setting up a commercial Aquaponics Greenhouse that I hope I will be able to operate as an employee owned facility. It will depend on the other investors and what they are prepared to give up in returns.
If I can find some people interested in investing and being employees like me then that will make it easier.