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The 2016 Business Longevity Awards

Reaching a milestone event, such as celebrating 50 years in operation, signifies you’ve accomplished something few others have. Hitting 75, 100 or even 150 years? That’s even more impressive. That’s why Smart Business has launched the inaugural Business Longevity Awards

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The 2016 Business Longevity Awards

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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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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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Insights

Keeping up with payroll taxes is critical. Make sure you have help

Every year, payroll tax compliance gets more complex. The hardest aspects to keep up with are the changes in regulations, due dates and filing requirements.

Reduced expenses made easy and affordable with LED lighting retrofits

Replacing traditional lamps and controls to energy-efficient LED systems are one of the most affordable ways to lower your electric bill and sharpen your budget.

Stricter ACA enforcement will require attention to costs, detail

ACA regulations will continue to roll out in the coming years. That means greater enforcement, and noncompliant employers could face significant penalties.

How to find the right mix of assets in your investment portfolio

The complexities of diversification can easily lead investors to have a false sense of security about their wealth building strategy. You have to pay attention to what you own as an investment, why you own it and how it all fits together, says Brandon Strong, Managing Partner at Stonebridge Wealth Strategies.

A look at how a new trade secret law will affect businesses

Every business has trade secrets. Trade secrets can include formulas, processes, methods, know-how, customer lists, business plans and other confidential information. Unfortunately, current or former employees, competitors, vendors and even suppliers can improperly acquire a company’s trade secrets.