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LeafFilterNorth Inc.Matt Kaulig is developing strong leaders at LeafFilter North Inc.

Culture is a critical factor in any company’s success and Matt Kaulig has taken steps to give employees at LeafFilter a great place to work, no matter where their office is located.

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Matt Kaulig is developing strong leaders at LeafFilter...

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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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Insights

As we all live longer, we need to rethink our approach to retirement planning

Daniel B. Cotter, a Financial Consultant for Investment/Insurance Strategies at AXA Advisors, LLC, lays out steps you can take to reduce the risk of running out of money in retirement.

Linux servers are becoming more popular for businesses. Here’s why.

Metisentry's Michael Fischer explains what employers should know about managed services for Linux and open-source servers.

Your data is worth a king’s ransom. Back it up on the cloud.

On top of physical and technical risks, the rise of ransomware makes cloud backup more important than ever. Blue Technologies General Manager Paul Sems talks about who would want your data, and what you need to know about ransomware and disaster recovery.

Get your bank involved in plotting your company’s growth strategy

Financial projections that are objective and realistic go a long way toward earning the trust of your bank, says Kurt Kappa, Senior Vice President and Market Leader, Cuyahoga County, at Westfield Bank.

Keep your website safe by choosing the right hosting service

What to look for from a hosting service. Tips from Metisentry's Marling Engle.

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