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Central Ohio’s Smart 50 make success happen by being on target

Smart Business presents the Oswald Cos. Smart 50 Awards to celebrate and recognize central Ohio’s top executives for their ability to effectively build and lead innovative and “smart” organizations.

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Jordan Hansell makes connections, sets a common vision at NetJets

Jordan Hansell knew nothing about aviation when starting at NetJets Inc. in 2009. Evidently, he’s a quick learner. As the Berkshire Hathaway company celebrates 50 years this month, the business is growing faster than ever.

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Nationwide InsuranceNationwide Insurance and Mark Pizzi unleash new ideas for customers of today and...

At Nationwide Insurance, Mark Pizzi, president and COO, is helping push insurance into the 21st century and adjust it for millennials and today’s consumers by being open to new ideas and innovation.

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Information Control Co.Steven Glaser guides ICC through transformation to stretch beyond the state of Ohio

Steven Glaser, CEO of Information Control Co., and his executive team are taking ICC into its next stage of growth to become a larger player in the information technology consulting market.

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Insights

How to compete for talent in today’s knowledge economy

In today’s knowledge economy, the value of employees has increased exponentially. Talent has become a key differentiator in a market in which products or services can be easily replicated. Midsize companies, however, often lack the resources to effectively manage the talent acquisition and retention process.

How Ohio’s new residency provision affects financial planning decisions

As of March, Ohio became more favorable to those who spend most of the year here but winter elsewhere. People, such as retirees, who have ties to Ohio but wish to be residents of Florida, can now extend their stay in Ohio without concern for the tax implications.

How cash flow forecasting brings greater business success

When pressed to single out the most important touchstones for any business, many entrepreneurs cite customer experience, profitability and competitive pricing. Cash flow, however, should be at the top of that list.

SHOP, drop, roll or self-insure: It’s not too late to examine all health insurance options and switch

The 2015 tax season will soon be in the rearview mirror. But that doesn’t mean businesses should stop evaluating health insurance options. Since the dawn of the ACA, businesses have been trying to figure out the best route for health care coverage. Here's a handful of options — all with unique pros and cons.

Revisions to receivership statute in Ohio brings clarity to the process

Changes to Ohio’s receivership statute will expand the circumstances under which a receiver may be appointed, as well as authorize “free and clear” sales, which is perhaps the most anticipated aspect of the revision.