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The 2016 Family Business Achievement Awards

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Smart Business present the 2016 Smart Business Family Business Conference, honoring achievement as a family business.

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How Jim Ruhlin has The Ruhlin Co. poised for another 100 years of construction...

Jim Ruhlin Sr. didn’t grow up with a plan to one day become the president and CEO at The Ruhlin Co., a business started by his grandfather, John G. Ruhlin, back in 1915.

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Northeast Ohio 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® salutes the visionaries who launch and reimagine businesses. Here are the 2016 winners for Northeast Ohio.

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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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Business owners shouldn’t try to do it all. Fortunately, there’s help.

For small and midsized business owners, the pace of business is often frantic. That means payroll, benefits administration and HR end up getting shuffled to the back of the line or given to someone without experience. Sequent's William F. Hutter lays out how to better manage these responsibilities.

How weather predictions influence energy usage, forecasts and decisions

Using forecasts to get a sense of your company’s energy usage is a gamble. Roger Zona of TPI Efficiency explains how the weather’s unpredictability affects the energy costs of businesses.

A diversified approach to investing can safeguard your retirement plans

Adam R. Lulow, a Retirement Benefits Specialist at The DMG Group, talks about the importance of diversity when building out your retirement plans.

What accelerated filing dates mean for employers in 2017

Based on the accelerated filing deadlines, business owners need to be informed and prepared. BDO USA's Michelle Mahle explains how employers can make their upcoming filing smoother.

Making a difference: The role of a community bank

Scott Dodds, Executive Vice President and Senior Loan Officer at Consumers National Bank, on the different ways in which community banks can support their local economy.