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Cascade Capital Corporation 2016 BUSINESS GROWTH AWARDS

Smart Business proudly presents this year's class of honorees for the Cascade Capital Corp. Business Growth Awards, recognizing companies in the Akron-Canton region that have established an enduring standard of excellence.

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Cascade Capital Corporation 2016 BUSINESS GROWTH...

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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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The 2016 Family Business Achievement Awards

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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 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Insights

Energy-efficient resolutions for the New Year

TPI's Karl Shaw outlines energy initiatives and purchasing strategies that can help your business thrive in the New Year.

Both parties need to be upfront when it comes to financial strategies

Brad Dickman of Stonebridge Wealth Strategies offers keys to building a better relationship with your financial professional.

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 ensure a smooth transition as your company automates its processes

Automation affords companies the opportunity to provide more efficient service to customers, but caution must be taken with the manner in which this efficiency is achieved, says Matthew Berthold, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Westfield Bank.

How to conduct a year-end review of your business technology performance

As you plan for 2017, and your upcoming technology needs, you should conduct an end-of-year review of your current business technology performance, says Paul Sems of Blue Technologies. This provides context, so you won’t feel so unsure when developing your future technology road map.