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Description: When the term microbrewery had scarcely entered the vocabulary, Rich Doyle saw possibilities. Almost three decades ago, he became a co-founder of the Boston-based Harpoon Brewery, which has grown into the 12th-largest craft beer maker in the country.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Feb 05, 2015

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/business/smallbusiness/betting-on-the-growth-of-microbreweries.html?ref=smallbusiness&_r=0

Questions for discussion:

  • How have most microbrewers financed their growth?
  • What are the warning messages to managers as they grow their businesses?
  • How would employee ownership change the management of the firm?

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