Spring 2014

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The Case for Non-Profit Innovation

Customers' needs are a frequent discussion topic in business management.  Sometimes the marketing team tries to segment consumers by various needs.  Other times it is making sure the operational strategy fulfills the mix of timeliness, cost, variety and quality that a customer needs…continue

"We The Owners" Film Garners Awards, Attention and National Distribution

The Foundation for Enterprise Development's first film, "We The Owners" has won the Best Documentary Short award and the Indie Spirit award at recent film festivals.  The documentary was selected and screened by seven film festivals and will soon be broadcast on regional public television stations…continue


Taking an Employee-Owned Company to the Next Level

For those of us who have spent our careers promoting employee ownership, terms like "open book management" have become talismans.  Often neglected in ESOP participant education, financial literacy and information sharing discussions, however, is an entirely separate and vital approach to creating a high-performing employee-owned company…continue


Choosing Between Government Procurement Preferences and Employee Ownership

In 2010, Adworkshop – a 33-percent employee-owned marketing agency based in Lake Placid N.Y. became a certified women-owned business.  As a result of its women-owned status, Adworkshop has benefited from new business opportunities and built valuable new relationships…continue

Exit Coach Radio Interview with Martin Staubus – 2/19/14

In this radio interview, Martin Staubus, executive director, Beyster Institute is interviewed by host, Bill Black on ExitCoachRadio.com…continue

Corporate Directos

Beyster Institute's Corporate Directors' Exchange

Coming this July 13-15, 2014, the Beyster Institute will conduct its second annual – "Corporate Directors' Exchange" program.  As part of the Governance Curriculum on Employee Ownership at the Rady School of Management, this is a unique opportunity for people...continue