Few ideas annoy me more then the idea that small = innovative. We hear this all the time in the arts. It's assumed that (for example) an upstart dance company is filled with folks that are scrappy, willing to take risks and able to "change the rules of the game." Often, nothing is further from the truth.
Keep that in mind as you read this article attack the small = innovative myth as it relates to small business.
Why is this myth so harmful? Because it often leads these groups to assume that they are more creative, risk taking, etc. then they actually are. It can create a sort of organizational arrogance that can ultimately crush ambitions.
There is no nobility in being small. There's no glory in being big. It's all just states of being. You can be small, inflexible, dull, etc. even if your organization is full of hip, attractive folks in their mid 20's. A large organization can be dynamic even if it's full of grey hairs.
Don't embrace the myth of the small (or the big). Reality can be a totally different thing.