Date Added: Aug 2010
Most small businesses hire employees, pay them, and offer them benefits. But at the end of the day, those employees aren't closely tied to the company. Whether or not things go well, they'll receive their paychecks. However, that isn't the only option available to small business owners. You can choose to make your employees more involved with your business' future by offering them stock in the company. It's not a decision to be made lightly, of course. By offering stock, you're offering part ownership of your company, as well as a share in the proceeds. But the benefits can be worth it.