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How Small Firms Can Protect Their Interests in R&D Alliances
Small companies with a promising technology or service often look to partner with bigger firms to get access to money, distribution channels and manufacturing facilities they need to help their Read More...
Get Ready for the Next Supply Chain Disruption
Second in a two-part series. Read Part 1 here .    To understand why building a robust supply chain management capability is important, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners need Read More...
'Let’s Not Go There...' Taboos in Family Business
Family businesses and the families that own them are known for their secrecy and discretion.  Keeping a “low profile” can provide useful benefits -- for example, shelter from business Read More...
Building a Stronger Supply Chain: Lessons From the Crisis
Part one of a two-part series. Read part 2 here Two questions currently dominate the emerging post Covid-19 economy.  Most immediately: When will I get what I ordered? More long term: How Read More...
What Makes Founders Leave Their Companies?
Correctly timing a chief executive officer’s (CEO) succession is very important for firms, because CEO transition sends important signals to investors about the future of the firm’s strategy and Read More...
Retirement Options and their Consequences for Small Business Owners
Pierre, a Swiss bakery co-owner for four decades, left his business behind when he reached age 65, the eligible retirement age in Switzerland. He was looking forward to leaving seven-day workweeks Read More...
Seven Strategies to Survive the Post-Pandemic Labor Shortage
Small and medium-sized family businesses, which employed a large proportion of the labor force before the COVID-19 pandemic, are reeling from the post-pandemic challenge of retaining current staff Read More...
Software is Eating the Software That's Eating the World
I n 2011, Marc Andreessen famously wrote a prescient claim that “software is eating the world.” His prediction was that software companies would disrupt traditional industries and since then, Read More...
Divorce Can Hollow out a Family Business — But it Doesn’t Have to
With Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce making headlines across the globe, many are wondering how the split will affect their joint business dealings — especially the Gates Foundation, which they Read More...
Unique Challenges to Family Business Resilience
Part two of a two-part series. As new cases of COVID-19 emerge around the world (as of late July, 2021), the disease continues to remind us that the only certainty is uncertainty -- a theme I Read More...

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