Turn your employees into owners

Hundreds of small and medium enterprises use Share Council to create participation plans, share employee ownership, and manage their shareholders online.

Trusted by 100's companies
4500 shareholders
€362M assets on platform

Nothing great is made alone

Create strong communities and do the right thing
with the first Employee Ownership Platform

Built for
modern teams

If you want to go fast, far and  long - go together.

We make ownership, responsibility and belonging a breeze. Teams with ownership organise and optimise themselves. We call it Community-Led Growth.

Recruit top talent, increase retention and boost employee engagement; Share Council lets you put your shares to work.

Grow your business
together

Digitise owner and shareholder administration
Customise voting rights

Set vesting schedules and rules
Manage employee ownership plans
Trade shares when someone leaves
Online shareholder and contract management
Raise a community round
Create 1 Billion+ shares and use them freely

Turn your teams into movements with the #1 platform for Employee Ownership


Accelerate participation
Enable full potential of ownership
Turn individuals into impactful teams
Whether you have a domestic team or a growing worldwide workforce Share Council is custom-built for every employee shareholder, in any country Share your business fully compliant, and manage everyone in one place

  Secure & Compliant

All equity transactions are encrypted and blockchain based.

 Verified & Approved

Legal templates for setting up plans like STAK & SAR are developed with recognised law firms.

 Market leader

Experienced and award-winning specialist team for excellence in onboarding.

Nothing great
is made alone

Share Council removes lengthy paperwork, legal complexity, and various recurring legal and tax fees.

Our fiscal experts create the optimal legal framework for your company to make you robustly compliant from day one, and are here to help you with any questions you may have in the future.

On top of a rock-solid legal foundation, we add 11 shareholder management tools in one simple platform.

What legal models can we choose?

Your custom legal plan

Want to start small and fast? Within 2 days we set up your EOR, Options or SAR. You can upgrade these to a STAK whenever you're ready

Want to do it right from the start? We'll set up your Ownership Foundation (STAK), the most flexible and scalable shared ownership package.

 
Trust Office Foundation

1. STAK

With a trust office foundation (Dutch: STAK), easily create more than 1 billion certificates of shares. No notary needed once running. Most flexible and scalable package.

Recommended for:
Businesses who want to do it right the first time.

Set up: 4 weeks

*Recommended

 
Economic Ownership Rights

2. EOR

Get started in minutes with setting up the EOR plan, and upgrade to more flexible packages whenever you’re ready for the next stage of growth.

Recommended for:
Smaller businesses who want to grow into a STAK.

Set up: 2 days

 
Employee Share
Option Plan

3. ESOP

Give away options on company shares based on a set of rules and timeline, and allow your shareholders to flexibly transact their shares after their cliff.

Recommended for:
Smaller businesses who want to grow into a STAK later.

Set up: 2 weeks

 
Stock Appreciation Rights

4. SAR

Profit from the increase in value of a set amount of shares over a set period of time. Paid in cash, no notary or specialist needed. Fast set-up times.

Recommended for:
Employees who need a savings account to buy stock into a STAK later.

Set up: 2 days

Administration or Trust Office Foundation

With a trust office foundation (Dutch: STAK), easily create more than 1 billion certificates of shares. No notary needed once running. Most flexible and scalable package.

Recommended for:

Businesses who want to do it right the first time.

Set up: 4 weeks

Get started
Customize
Go live

Economic Ownership Rights

Get started in minutes with setting up the EOR plan, and upgrade to more flexible packages whenever you’re ready for the next stage of growth.

Recommended for:

Smaller businesses who want to grow into a STAK.

Set up: 2 days

Get started
Customize
Go live

Employee Share
Option Plan

Give away options on company shares based on a set of rules and timeline, and allow your shareholders to flexibly transact their shares after their cliff.

Recommended for:

Smaller businesses who want to grow into a STAK later.

Set up: 2 weeks

Get started
Customize
Go live

Stock Appreciation Rights

Profit from the increase in value of a set amount of shares over a set period of time. Paid in cash, no notary or specialist needed. Fast set-up times.

Recommended for:

Employees who need a savings account to buy stock into a STAK later.

Set up: 2 days

Get started
Customize
Go live

 

Trust Office Foundation

STAK

Create a true co-ownership with a trust office foundation (Dutch: STAK). Create 1 billion+ certificates of shares. No notary needed once running. Most flexible and scalable package.

Recommended for:
Businesses who want to do it right from the start.

*Recommended

 

Economic Ownership Rights

EOR

Share the rights of economic value on profit or increase of company valuation. Not a true co-ownership, but EOR is fast to get started. 

Recommended for:
Smaller businesses who want to get started fast, and upgrade into a STAK later.

 

Employee Stock Option Plan 

Options

Give employees options on company shares based on a set of rules and timeline, and allow your shareholders to flexibly transact their shares after their cliff.

Recommended for:
Smaller businesses who want to get started fast, and upgrade into a STAK later.

 

Stock Appreciation Rights

SAR

Profit from the increase in value of a set amount of shares over a set period of time. Paid in cash, no notary or specialist needed. Fast set-up times.

Recommended for:
Employees who need a savings account to buy stock into a STAK later.

What co-ownership model fits my business?

Get up to speed in 20 minutes with our recorded webinar.

What's the process?

Get going in about 10 minutes

With Share Council, your custom made Participation Plan can be set up within days. We help with all the paperwork, and put your shares to work!

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Step 1

Submit your information and plan a review call.

 

 

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Step 2

Sign your company co-ownership
formation documents.

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Step 3

Your company is made a co-ownership in the Netherlands.

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Step 4

Start inviting your people!

NEW

We're a B-Corp!

A 'Benefit Corporation' certification is a prestigious recognition for companies that meet the highest standards in social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

We have successfully completed B-Lab's rigorous audits, and are proud to announce we're officially B-Corp Certified!
Share Council became B Corp

Our mission 

65% of wealth in Europe is owned by 10% of the people. We believe that employee ownership is the tool to close the capital wealth gap, create more engaged employees and transform the way we do business.

We're here to help 25 million business owners share their company with their employees, to accelerate a new social standard, and create a more stable and healthy society.

Welcome to a new era of business models

With Sharecouncil, you can turn your business into a movement where truly all stakeholders in your ecosystem have a self-interest in making this work.

Example: make nature a shareholder, and automatically gift a portion of your revenue through dividends to effective preservation programs.

All businesses who are early enough to discover the unlocked energy they can ignite by making their employees and community co-owners, will be lightyears ahead of competition.

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What do our customers say?

Meet our community of heroes

With Share Council, you get 10% of your onboarding fee gifted from us to you in shares. Thereby you'll join, meet, and vote with a community of 300+ other entrepreneurial shareholders on the future of Share Council.

 

"Your employees and customers co-own the company. A logical idea as far as we're concerned. That's why we're happy to have Share Council as our partner to make this easily possible."
Hernri de Jong Sharing Group
Henri de Jong
Founder & CEO The Sharing Group
"Promoting and building shared ownership - fits well in the image of the Vital Organization. It creates more mutual connection, continuity and a sense of ownership and pride".
Pepijn Van der Meulen Founder Lifeguard
Pepijn van der Meulen
Founder Lifeguard
“We have set up our STAK in such a way that everyone is not only co-owner, but also co-responsible”
Peter DeSmet CEO
Peter DeSmet
Founder & CEO Solar Clarity
"Good Sharing is the philosophy that forms the basis of The Sharing Group. Making your customers and employees co-owners of the company together with Share Council fits perfectly with this philosophy"
Joost van Rooij CMO The Sharing Group
Joost van Rooij
CMO The Sharing Group
"What I value the most about Share Council is their knowledge and experience. They really guide you through the dark forest of regulations on employee participation."
Jules Sohier
Jules Sohier
Owner Anglers
It's a sustainable solution for modern companies"
Emile_Ziegerink
Emile Ziegerink
Owner Unboss

Powerful and easy-to-use APIs

Entirely new and not-yet-explored business models suddenly become possible with our easy to use APIs.

Fully integrate company ownership into your product experience, and create self-managing networks with automatic resource allocation for the whole community, and every stakeholder involved.

Economic Instruments 101

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Benefits of Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs)

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Why the STAK offers a practical employee ownership model

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May 9, 2023 11:24:04 PM 6 min read

NIEUW

Wat zijn STAK, EER, Opties en SAR?

Welk model past het beste bij mijn bedrijf? En hoe zit dat met belasting?

In deze 20-min webinar leggen we in gemakkelijke, heldere taal uit:

- Waarom investeren in mede-eigenaarschap?
- Hoe werkt mede-eigenaarschap voor een klein of medium bedrijf?
- Hoe maak je aandeel transacties juridisch water dicht?
- Welk juridisch model past het beste bij mijn bedrijf en doelen?
- Hoe zit dat met belastingen?
- Hoe maak ik mijn spelregels?
- Product tour van het Share Council platform
- Prijzen: hoeveel zou dit voor mij kosten?

Pricing - Option One

Set up your EOR or SAR co-ownership for €500

Form a co-ownership with Sharecouncil

We’ll guide you through what’s needed to set up your co-ownership.

Includes

Earn 10% of your onboarding fee back in Sharecouncil shares
Formation of an EOR or SAR in the Netherlands
Dutch notary filing fees
Signed documents to establish company by-laws and protect IP
Personal legal and onboarding support
First year of legal consultancy fees
TAX filing advice
Premium Shareholder Community Membership
Templates for post-formation legal needs

€500

Setup fee

setting 2

Run your business

There are ongoing costs of running a co-ownership that we help you manage in one platform.


Sharecouncil helps you do the paperwork and onboards you to the platform. On the platform, you can independently issue, share and manage stock with your people for a predictable rate.

€80

Per month, billed annually

Pricing - Option Two

Set up your STAK + Options co-ownership for €3900

Form a co-ownership with Sharecouncil

We’ll guide you through what’s needed to set up your co-ownership.

Includes