Our Mission About The Center

The National Center for the Middle Market ensures the vital middle market receives the attention it deserves. The Center provides a voice and point-of-view for this critical yet understudied segment of the economy, driving national dialogue about its importance and impact.

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Innovation and Identity: Why They Matter for Exits

Only a fraction of all businesses that are started grow to achieve sufficient market success that give owners the option of a voluntary exit. Yet, less than 30% of all businesses in the mid-market actually sell. That draws us to the characteristics of owners and some interesting research that came out of Ohio State University (OSU) in the mid 1970’s on innovativeness.

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How Middle Market Leaders Can Grow Talent: An Interview with “Superbosses” Author Sydney Finkelstein

Superbosses find talent in unconventional places, developing people with a hands-on, master-apprentice approach, and sparking innovations that create new business opportunities. As Finkelstein explains: “Superbosses yield a fresh set of answers, practices that anyone can borrow to nurture others and create an inexhaustible pipeline of rising stars.” We spoke with him about how middle m… Read More >

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4Wall Lighting

4Wall Lighting ( https://www.4wall.com/ ), a full-service lighting company serving the entertainment…

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