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Big DealThe impact of M&A and why you can’t ignore it

The world of M&A is critical for business owners — even if they’re not actively looking to buy or sell. Executives, serial entrepreneurs and advisers who handle transactions every day discuss the role of mergers, acquisitions and dealmaking in business today.

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The impact of M&A and why you can’t ignore it

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A silver liningCindy Monroe finds the opportunities in adversity at Thirty-One Gifts

Cindy Monroe resets Thirty-One Gifts and rallies the team after stall to create a stronger future.

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Cindy Monroe finds the opportunities in adversity at...

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Columbus’ Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

The 2019 Columbus Smart 50 honorees are making a noticeable impact on the communities, industries and organizations that they work and live in. Meet this year's class.

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Columbus’ Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top...

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Going beyondDave Kaufman steers Motorists into new fields, both in and out of business

Dave Kaufman makes his mark on Motorists and the community that surrounds it, as the company doubles in size.

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Insights

Quality of earnings: a unique perspective on a business

If you're exploring a possible sale of your business, first think about how your business will look to potential buyers through the lens of a quality of earnings report, says Thomas G. Wolf at Brady Ware & Company.

Don’t let HR departments labor over employee paperwork

Enterprise content management software can help HR be more efficient and reduce errors by optimizing the hiring process. Ben Simms of Blue Technologies explains how.

How the new lease rules may affect your balance sheet

The new lease accounting rules are having a significant impact. Discover more about the changes and their impact on organizations from Clark Schaefer Hackett's Brad Eberhard and Michael Borowitz.

What business owners should be thinking about ahead of an exit

Selling a business isn’t just a financial transaction. Sam Agresti of Brady Ware & Company shares how business owners should prepare their business and themselves for an exit.

Using technology to gain independence from the office

If you don't want to be tied down to the office or a desk, it's time to consider the growing number of applications with mobile capacity, says David Cramer, manager of Business Development in Legal and Professional Services at Blue Technologies.