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Minute Men Staffing & HR ServicesJay Lucarelli shares his family pride through his work at Minute Men Staffing &...

When Jay Lucarelli became Minute Men’s president and CEO, he considered the many leadership lessons he got from his father.

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Ganley Auto GroupKenneth Ganley loves selling cars and shares his passion with the team at Ganley...

Kenneth Ganley has taken Ganley Auto Group, a company started by his father, and turned into one of the top dealerships in the U.S.

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2017 Family Business Achievement Awards

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is pleased to return as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Smart Business Family Business Conference. Check out what these great family businesses across Northeast Ohio have been able to achieve.

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2017 Family Business Achievement Awards

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Lubrizol Corp.Lubrizol uses chemistry to change the world. Eric R. Schnur wants to take that to...

Lubrizol had taken a big step forward in addressing its need to be more diverse. The next step would be to improve execution and accountability.

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What the elimination of the throwback rule means for Ohio businesses

Ohio’s recently enacted budget has eliminated the throwback rule, which means that businesses are no longer taxed by the city in which they are located for a sale made outside of their home city, says Barnes Wendling CPAs' Larry D. Friedman.

Reducing the impact of personal issues on business

Even more challenging than work-life balance, family discord unintentionally affects employment, says Kaitlyn D. Arthurs, Principal, Attorney and Mediator at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman. Personal issues, such as divorce and custody disputes, may spill into the workplace and negatively impact daily operations. However, finding the right resources and support can prevent those issues from bleeding over.

How to negotiate a sale-leaseback so that both parties benefit

There has been a steady flow of sale-leasebacks in Cleveland as local, regional and national investors find themselves flush with cash, but with limited properties to buy, says Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate's Joseph V. Barna.

How nontraditional partnerships can benefit your next project

No one works on an island — bringing diverse voices and talents together as a team, more often than not, leads to the most creative and efficient solutions, says Bialosky Cleveland's Mark Olson.

How to build a client experience orientation

Michael J. Toth, Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at Westfield Bank, explains how companies can build a client experience orientation.