Employee-Owned (ESOP)

Intrust IT is an employee-owned company, through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). But it didn’t begin that way. The ESOP was implemented in 2019 as part of an eight year plan that began in 2012. Our founder, Tim Rettig as well as his father, Jay Rettig, were recently interviewed by the Leading With Courage…

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Employee Ownership Roundtable for CEOs

Small Group Discussion About Employee Ownership The business environment is rapidly changing. From the pandemic to the elections, we can help you navigate this new environment. Join us for this timely roundtable where we will help answer the following questions: What is the impact on ESOP companies and transactions? How is strategic planning and financing being…

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Employees Buy Workplaces Through Business Legacy Fund

The American dream has hit an ownership speed bump… The small business owner who built his company over 30+ years wants to retire, but employees are not able to raise the capital to buy the business. Too often, this ends in businesses closing, workers losing jobs and communities losing both. This process has accelerated during…

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Microsoft 2010 Support Ends For Office

The end of support for Microsoft Office 2010 is looming (October 13, 2020) and the end of life for two more products are closing in. The end of support for SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 in April 2021. But it doesn’t have to be the end of the world (or even a big hassle)…

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Disaster Recovery Time RTO & RPO

If you are like many small business executives, you don’t know what your RTO or RPO are for your business — at least according to a recent article in Small Business Trends. Learn what these mean for your disaster recovery time and business continuity. What are RTO and RPO? RTO stands for recovery time objective…

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Fifty by Fifty, an organization that champions the goal of 50 million employee owners in the U.S. by 2050, recently interviewed Intrust founder Tim Rettig on the Owners at Work podcast. During the interview, Tim discussed his vision of entrepreneurship that involves repeated investing in new companies then moving those companies toward employee stock ownership…

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Third party email apps spying

Remember the old adage, there’s no such thing as a free lunch? You could change that to “there’s no such thing as free third-party email apps.”  Yes, these email productivity products are free to use, but there is a price to pay. Business Insider recently noted that apps like Edison, Cleanfox and Slice scrape and…

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COVID-19 quarantine may be ending, but many are in no rush to get back to the office. Work from home (or even work from anywhere) may very well become the new norm — or at least a must-have option for attracting quality staff. So, how do you make remote work secure and efficient for your…

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