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Anders Gustafsson sees no ceiling in the growth opportunity at Zebra Technologies

The time had come for Zebra Technologies Corp. to evolve. Zebra had historically defined itself as a printing company specializing […]

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2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Midwest Awards

Since 1986, EY has celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women who have followed and achieved their dreams. These […]

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Gogo Inc.Michael Small is focused on making Gogo the name you know for in-flight connectivity

The first day as a publicly owned company was a rough one for Michael Small and Gogo Inc. See how Small kept his cool and positioned Gogo for success.

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Bridgestone Retail Operations LLCChanges needed to be made at Bridgestone Retail – and Stu Crum didn’t...

Stu Crum is used to being thrust into situations where he feels the pressure of everyone watching him. Before he […]

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Insights

Why the steps you take to provide great HR services are so important

You have decided to outsource the human resource function of your business to an outside firm that specializes in this service. Now that you’ve taken this step, it’s important that you let the experts do their job.

How to draft enforceable noncompetition agreements

Employers often have their employees sign “noncompetition” agreements as a condition of their employment. However, it’s often the case that such agreements are too ambitious. They may be overbroad and declared unenforceable if the employee or a subsequent employer challenges them in litigation.

How to manage risk and counter crises with a corporate response plan

The goal of any incident response is to minimize the impact of a negative event on an organization’s objectives. In order to accomplish this, an organization should have a corporate response plan (CRP) in place that is ready to go at a moment’s notice.

How to build a narrow health care network to fit your group’s needs

Self-funded or partially self-funded health plans continue to be a growing trend for employers interested in more control over their health care costs. But with self-funding, employers can achieve additional savings by understanding how to build narrow networks to go along with their benefit plans.

How an experienced investigator performs background due diligence

When trying to learn about an individual, many companies turn to online background checks. This could be a mistake, however, as much of the available information may not be fully verified, which is why many businesses turn to a licensed investigator to help provide a more complete and accurate picture. Smart Business spoke with Theresa […]