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  • Like a number of top chefs, Lidia Bastianich has her hand in several ventures. Tavola Productions, her entertainment company, produces her cookbooks and children's books; her TV program, Lidia's Kitchen; and her occasional TV specials.

    She is chef/owner of four New York City restaurants—Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto. She...

    Executive pay tactics are a potentially powerful set of tools for any business to use in recruiting, retaining, motivating and rewarding the key executives who are most responsible for sustaining and growing a business. However, there are important additional considerations for family-owned businesses.

    Family companies must resolve two unique issues:...

    Fine jewelry is one of the few retail categories still dominated by independent multigenerational stores. There are nearly 21,300 specialty jewelers in North America. Many are third-, fourth-, and even fifth- and sixth-generation businesses.

    But that is changing. In 2014, 612 retail jewelry stores went out of business; in 2015,...

    For more than 145 years, Graeter's Manufacturing Co. has built its success on steadfast adherence to its process: making ice cream by hand, one batch at a time, in 2.5-gallon French pot freezers, regardless of the technological innovations adopted by competitors.

    The company has withstood the challenge from mass-produced ice...

    Grant Rawlins joined R&B Wire Products in Santa Ana, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2016—exactly 50 years after his grandfather, Rea Rawlins, purchased the laundry cart company, and 42 years after his father, Rick, joined R&B.

    "Grant's timing was actually a coincidence, although in many ways it was truly symbolic," says...

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