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Brown and CaldwellCraig Goehring has helped Brown and Caldwell find success in the virtual realm

Craig Goehring is a professional engineer and a student of leadership. Both skills have been put to the test in recent years as he has steadily changed the organizational structure of Brown and Caldwell.

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Always about the peopleJohn Stanik uses experience to help changes go down at Ampco-Pittsburgh

New chapter, similar story: that’s how you might describe CEO John Stanik’s first year leading Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. Here’s how Stanik has helped better position Ampco for today and tomorrow.

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The best of bothPost-sale, WP Glimcher and Michael Glimcher put the pieces together

But once the deal between Glimcher Realty Trust and Washington Prime Group Inc. went through, the hard work began — the integration of these two companies.

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A look inside the world of M&A from leaders who have seen it all

Every entrepreneur has a different approach and a unique way of viewing the world. But at the end of the day, they all understand the power of relationships when it comes to making things happen.

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How to use the SBA for business acquisition financing

Due to the more flexible collateralization standards associated with SBA loans, intangible assets can be financed along with the more tangible assets that are a part of the business acquisition. This is just one reason why a business owner should consider an SBA loan for a change of ownership or business acquisition, over a conventional loan. Ridgestone Bank's Mitch Kendall shares more here. Smart Business spoke with Mitch Kendall, vice president of SBA/business lending at Ridgestone Bank, about the advantages of utilizing the SBA for business acquisition financing.

Know your rights and obligations under the HIPAA Privacy Rule

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is very complex — partially due to the fact that it regulates three very different types of organizations (defined as covered entities), and the rules related to each vary. Amy Broadbent of JRG Advisors talks about the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and how it impacts your business and workforce.

How to get the word out about EAPs, which traditionally are under used

Employee Assistance Programs have a long history of success in helping employers and employees tackle complicated and difficult problems. And, yet, EAPs remain an under-used resource for many employees. LifeSolutions' James Kinville gives ways employers can make employees more aware of EAPs and take advantage of their services.

How to protect your data and network by building a security plan

As companies grow, it’s easy to miss technology changes that can expose your business to vulnerabilities. No one is immune and protecting your business against breaches is not a “set it and forget it” situation.

Reduce your insurance spend with a group captive

Although group captives have been around for a long time, there’s additional awareness today as business owners and risk managers focus on gaining further advantages over their competitors. Arthur J. Gallagher's Lori Armstrong discusses how group captives work and when they make sense as an alternative risk strategy.