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Smart Women: How women leaders are setting the pace in business

Presenting the 2017 Northeast Ohio Smart Women Award winners and panelists who will be featured at this year's Smart Women Breakfast on April 20.

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Smart Women: How women leaders are setting the pace in...

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Talent Driven2017 Smart Culture Awards

These 28 Northeast Ohio Smart Culture honorees have the sustainable advantage of cultures that deliver results that impact their bottom line.

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Out on the EdgeCleveland Technology Awards 2017

Introducing the inaugural class of Cleveland Technology Award honorees. These scrappy startups, established technology firm leaders and implementers of technology demonstrate the new horizon.

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Cleveland Technology Awards 2017

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Oswald CompaniesThe 2017 Evolution of Manufacturing Awards

The 2017 Evolution of Manufacturing Award honorees exemplify the energy and focus it takes to conquer all fronts in these emerging risks. The revolution has already begun; the evolution is up to us. 

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Three financial improvements to grow your construction company

Financial reporting in the construction industry is often only as good as your last estimate. That’s why critical for construction companies to handle all estimation issues properly. Michael S. Essenmacher, of Barnes Wendling CPAs, gives three tips.

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.

Proper planning is a critical piece to a successful business sale

The sale of a business is one of the most significant events in an owner’s life. An owner is understandably eager to close the deal, monetize and move on to the next chapter, says McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman's Michael D. Makofsky. It is not very realistic, however, for an owner to suddenly decide to sell a business, try to do so quickly on one’s own and expect an optimal result.

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.

It’s never too early to start planning for the next tax year

Tax reform is on the agenda in Washington, D.C., but it’s difficult to know what form it will take or what impact it will have on both U.S. businesses and taxpayers, says Drew Shealy, Vice President and Director of Trust & Portfolio Management at Home Savings Bank.