Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2001 (Revised May 2001)

Balance, Inc. (A)

by Richard G. Hamermesh and Michele Lutz


Focuses on an entrepreneur who founded a successful health-food store and seeks to expand his retail concept. Illustrates the challenges he faces as he recruits his top management team.

Keywords: Distribution Channels; Executive Compensation; Agreements and Arrangements; Outcome or Result; Recruitment; Management Teams; Selection and Staffing; Food and Beverage Industry;


Hamermesh, Richard G., and Michele Lutz. "Balance, Inc. (A)." Harvard Business School Case 801-169, February 2001. (Revised May 2001.)