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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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Anthem Blue Cross Blue ShieldSmart Women 2016: Redefining success every step of the way

Success doesn’t just show up at the door. That’s why one of our strongest commitments is giving women the tools they need to go get it.

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PANELISTS: WENDY EDGAR | CATHY BELK | MARGARET McKENZIE M.D.
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Ridge Tool Co. (RIDGID®)How RIDGID® stays relevant: Fred Pond adapts and adjusts Ridge Tool Co. to evolve...

Here’s a look into a three-point strategy that drives the nearly 2,000 Ridge Tool employees around the world in assuring RIDGID® remains the industry leader in pipe-working tools.

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How the company you keep drives leadership, growth and success

While thousands of CEOs will say that being part of a CEO peer advisory group has transformed their lives and their companies, too few of them ever join one. Leo Bottary, vice president of peer influence for Vistage, explains how participating in a peer group can benefit executives.

401(k) plans are more affordable, easier to manage than assumed

Want to offer retirement plan options, such as a 401(k), to employees? They’re not as complex to manage, nor as expensive as you might assume, says Paychex's Jim McElwain.

Use inbound marketing to become a trusted source of information

To successfully market and sell your products and/or services, your business must be “at the ready” at your target audience’s convenience. Buyers want to get better educated before making a purchasing decision, so companies must take a more consultative and interactive approach to their web marketing.

Before you sign a contract, take time to understand indemnification clauses

Indemnification or ‘hold harmless’ clauses have become universal in the business world. Brouse McDowell's Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak explains the purpose and importance of these technical provisions.

Businesses will see nearly half a penny per kilowatt-hour increase this month

Most electricity users that entered into contracts before September 2015 will see an increase up to half a penny per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on their July bill. That can mean tens of thousands of dollars in additional charges to large users and have significant impact on any operating budget. “Every million kilowatt hours will cost around […]

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