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ASPIRE 2017 – Entrepreneurial pathways

Every entrepreneur takes a different path to achieve success, but they all share some common traits: confidence, a willingness to take risks and the ability to see a need that other people didn’t even realize existed.

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ASPIRE 2017 – Entrepreneurial pathways

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ASPIRE 2017 – Steven J. Demetriou

Over the years, Steven J. Demetriou has spent time in a wide range of industries, but he’s always approached leadership with the same philosophy.

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ASPIRE 2017 – Steven J. Demetriou

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ASPIRE 2017 – Edward F. Crawford

Edward F. Crawford was a young man working his way through school in the early 1960s when he first put his entrepreneurial skills to the test.

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ASPIRE 2017 – William E. Conway

Relationships are a key component in any line of work, but perhaps even more so when you’re the head of a business, says William E. Conway.

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ASPIRE 2017 – William E. Conway

Insights

What to look for in a captive manager

Just because someone has an impressive background as a lawyer or an accountant doesn’t mean they know how to run a captive program, says Derek Thomas, an account executive at Imprise Financial.

Demand is growing in the captioning and court reporting profession

According to a recent National Court Reporters Association survey that looked at the trends affecting job opportunities in the profession, it’s expected there will be 5,500 job openings available in the field across the country in the next five years, says Cuyahoga Community College's Kelly Moranz, CRI.

Work with your bank to assess your company heading into 2018

As we slip into the fourth quarter to wind down 2017, it’s time to start planning for the year ahead. When it comes to running a successful business, there are many factors to consider, such as staffing needs, making improvements to operational procedures and addressing your company’s finances. That’s where your bank comes in, says Northwest Bank's Adrian Pasquale.

Say ‘thank you’ to employees by wowing them with a great holiday party

Holiday parties are meant to thank employees for all the work they have done throughout the year. It’s also an opportunity for everyone in the company to step out of their work roles and spend time with each other in a social setting, says Rock The House Audio Visual's Matt Radicelli.

Conflict resolution program could be used to resolve workplace issues

Susan C. Stone and Kristina W. Supler, principals at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman, are confident restorative justice is a program that can be effectively used to address harm and conflict in the workplace.