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3 Fellers Bakery

This case could be used in entrepreneurship, strategy, and small-business courses. It presents classic issues regarding successful start-ups such as how to choose from a multitude of growth opportunit ...

Altamar Brands, LLC: A Growth Journey

When W. L. Lyons Brown started Altamar Brands in 2005, he wanted to develop new brands or partner with ones that had achieved commercial acceptance and then make use of his skills and capital to scale ...

Appalachian Commercial Cleaners: Family Dynamics Versus The Business

This case is appropriate for students interested in becoming entrepreneurs and growing a business. It presents the issue of what is best for a business and pressure from family members. A successful f ...

Barbara Lynch Gruppo: An Entrepreneurial Journey

BL Gruppo, a holding company that operated eight wildly acclaimed and highly rated restaurants, plus a catering operation, in Boston, Massachusetts was a culinary mini-empire that had continually achi ...

Best Buy Co., Inc.

In 2007, Best Buy was the leading electronics retailer in the United States with more than 941 stores, revenue totaling $31 billion, and a market cap of $21 billion. In 2005, Best Buy had adopted a ne ...

Better World Books

Appropriate for courses in entrepreneurship and managing a small business. The case follows the evolution of a small business and its founders as they face the challenges of growth. An experienced CEO ...

C.R. Barger & Sons, Inc. (A)

C.R. Barger & Sons, Inc., (Barger) operated two businesses: It installed gas, water, and sewer lines, and it manufactured and sold precast-concrete septic tanks. In 2002, after 35 years as a local sup ...

C.R. Barger & Sons, Inc. (B)

The president of the PCO division at C.R. Barger & Sons has grown the division, so he now must consider whether to build a new PCO plant to accommodate future growth. The new plant would increase Barg ...

Cordia Harrington: The Rise of the Bun Lady

This case could be taught in courses on entrepreneurship and marketing. It follows a born entrepreneur and former successful McDonald's franchisee, who, guided by the motto No Is Not an Option, grows ...

Creating a Growth Portfolio

This technical note is the fourth in a series focusing on business growth. It addresses how to create a diversified Growth Portfolio based on the Learning Launch experiments. The note covers how growt ...

Defender Direct, Inc.: A Business of Growing Leaders

Defender Direct, Inc., was a privately held company that sold and installed ADT security systems and Dish Network Satellite TV to homeowners in the United States. The president and CEO started the bus ...

Dell Inc.

In the 1990s, with more widespread use of the Internet, sales through Dell Computer Corporation's online business swelled, and it became a dominant market leader. By 2010, Dell Computer Corporation ha ...
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