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Northeast Ohio’s 2017 Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

This year’s honorees have made a difference in their organizations and in the region. Their positive impact on employment has reinvented the Northeast Ohio landscape into one of the most up-and-coming business regions in the country.

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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 – 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 – Edward F. Crawford

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Take the time to understand the language in your lease before you sign it

Subtle, but significant issues you should understand before finalizing your next lease from Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate's Simon Caplan.

Financing is a central, but not exclusive function of a bank

Westfield's Matt Sprang talks about the benefits to entrepreneurs of having a relationship with their bank throughout the many iterations and stages of their businesses.

It’s never too early to begin crafting your business succession plan

Succession planning can be a difficult task for business owners whose sole focus has always been the growth of the company, says Steven P. Larson, an attorney with McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman. However, taking steps to secure your company’s future is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your employees following your departure.

Ohio is becoming an attractive location for IT companies

While California’s Bay Area is the birthplace of many technological innovations, Ohio is home to considerable innovation as well, just without as much of the fanfare. Ted Griffith, managing director of information technology at JobsOhio, says with lower overall operating costs — as much as 70 percent lower than Silicon Valley — Ohio offers growing […]

Steps to take before an injury occurs in the workplace

CompManagement's Bruce Preston talks through the resources available to improve your overall workplace safety.