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Northeast Ohio’s 2016 Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

For the third year, Corporate College and Cuyahoga Community College announces its Smart 50 Awards, presented by Smart Business. This year's field is exceptional.

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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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Anthem Blue Cross Blue ShieldSmart Women 2016: Redefining success every step of the way

Success doesn’t just show up at the door. That’s why one of our strongest commitments is giving women the tools they need to go get it.

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Step2 Co.Christopher Quinn restored trust and unleashed creativity to drive Step2 Co. to...

When Christopher Quinn arrived as president and CEO at Step2 Co. in January 2015, he could feel the tension. This proud company had seen near constant turnover in recent years and Quinn sensed that employees didn't believe he would last any longer than the previous CEOs. So he set out to earn their trust.

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How to make your franchise dream a reality with SBA financing

With the rise in franchise opportunities, there’s an increase in financing to support the franchise concept, including through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Ridgestone Bank's Romona Davis discusses franchise financing and how SBA loans fit in.

The missing piece to building employee bench strength might be you

The talent management mistakes business owners make and how they can overcome those to strategically build bench strength. Insight from Stacy Feiner, business psychologist and anagement consultant at BDO USA, LLP.

How to prevent coverage gaps as your personal wealth increases

Why high net worth individuals need more or different types of insurance coverage. Tips from SeibertKeck's Kevin Franczkowski.

How the company you keep drives leadership, growth and success

While thousands of CEOs will say that being part of a CEO peer advisory group has transformed their lives and their companies, too few of them ever join one. Leo Bottary, vice president of peer influence for Vistage, explains how participating in a peer group can benefit executives.

Businesses will see nearly half a penny per kilowatt-hour increase this month

Most electricity users that entered into contracts before September 2015 will see an increase up to half a penny per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on their July bill. That can mean tens of thousands of dollars in additional charges to large users and have significant impact on any operating budget. “Every million kilowatt hours will cost around […]