We are a small web services company currently of about ten people operating in two countries (US and Brazil) with plans to expand operations into Europe this year. We are looking to create an employee incentive program to encourage our employees to do their best. We don`t have a problem now we are trying to solve with this, but we think employees who go above and beyond deserve something special. Sure, we can give them a bonus (and do), but I am trying to be creative with this.
Also, of you who are small to medium sized companies, what type of employee stock-option programs do you all have in place? How is that working out for you in your business?