Cleveland, Ohio-based Smart Business Network is the fastest growing publisher of local management journals in the country under the Smart Business name. Smart Business has been recognized as one of the “99 Best Companies to Work for in Northeast Ohio”, twice been honored as one of the 25 fastest growing companies in the region and recognized for its unique business model in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. The company has also received scores of awards in journalism, including three named in the last 10 years as the best business publication in the State of Ohio by the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists and The Cleveland Press Club.
Started in 1989, Smart Business Network currently has local publications in 19 top U.S. markets from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas to Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta. We are currently in the process of launching journals in other top U.S. cities with plans to be in the top 30 U.S. markets over the next couple of years.
Our journals are designed as concise packages that reach a powerful network of America’s top executives with expert insights and advice that they can apply to their own businesses. Our journals speak directly to top executives of middle-market and large companies nationwide, featuring the highest profile CEOs and companies in each of our local markets such as: Ted Turner, Wayne Huizenga, Jack Nicklaus, Roger Staubach and the CEOs of Ford Motor Company, UPS, Southwest Airlines, The Home Depot, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Midas, Crate & Barrel, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Domino’s Pizza, etc.
The journals’ editorial content and designdeveloped following extensive market research and ongoing focus groups of our CEO readersprovide a number of advantages for readers and advertisers alike. We also offer creative, industry-exclusive advertising and marketing programs that are unique to the marketplace.
Our customers include leading local/regional businesses, along with national industry leaders such as AT&T, Aetna, U.S. Bank, BMW, American Express, Ernst & Young, UPS, The Cleveland Clinic, Anthem, CB Richard Ellis, Time Warner, etc.