How the Right Mix of Employee Incentives Fosters Innovation

Many people assume that when a family business honors its past, it can’t focus on the future. But our research has found that having the right incentives in place encourages employees at family Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Elisa Villani , Christian Linder , Alfredo De Massis and Kimberly Eddleston

Attract and Retain the Best People As You Grow

All businesses confront their own talent management challenges at some point. Small businesses and startups, typically consisting of the founder/owner and perhaps one or two key employees, struggle Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Doug Farren

Six Ways that Small Firms Can Embrace Equity and Fairness

Part 2 of 2 As we noted in our previous article , a workplace based on equity – where every employee feels valued -- can help small businesses attract and retain talent in an era when employees Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Aquesha Daniels, J.D. , Mariah Yates, Ph.D., MBA and Shane Spiller

Non-Competes Are a Double-Edged Sword

Non-compete agreements, or non-competes, are clauses in employment contracts designed to restrict employees from working for or starting a competing business for a certain period after exiting their Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Cassandra Torgnes

ADHD Can Affect Entrepreneurs’ Earnings and Business Success

The mental health crisis has affected public safety, schools, politics and business and provoked a worldwide discussion on how we can better help individuals who are suffering from mental illness. Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Vassiliki Bamiatzi and Nick Williams

How Family Firms Help Non-Family Employees Feel Like Family

Family businesses often behave in unique ways: They forego business opportunities to retain the family’s control over the business, stick to family traditions that are outdated, and prefer family Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Peter Jaskiewicz , Josh Hsueh , Elizabeth Tetzlaff and Giovanna Campopiano

Celebrating International Women's Day 2023

Around the globe, more and more women are taking their careers in their own hands by launching a business. Women represent one of the fastest growing segments of the entrepreneurship population Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Kimberly Eddleston and Catherine Buday

Startups With Onsite Employees Grow 3 1/2 Times Faster

Data shows that pre-seed and seed startups with employees showing up in a physical office have 3 ½ times higher revenue growth than those that are solely remote. Let the discussion begin. During the Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Steve Blank

Four Reasons Why Your Next Hire Should Have a Side Hustle

Like so much else today, the hiring process has radically changed. While it remains important for prospective hires, especially those fresh out of school, to demonstrate concrete evidence of job Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Steve Blank and Nancy Forster-Holt

Don't Send Your Kids to Work Outside the Family Business Just Yet!

Should family members work outside the family business before joining? Experts have long recommended that this is the best (and only!) way for the next generation to learn the skills and knowledge Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Joseph Astrachan , Isabel C Botero , Carol Wittmeyer and Claudia Binz Astrachan