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A dose of disciplineKara Trott and Quantum Health juggle high growth with a strategic approach

Big business step-ups in a compressed period of time aren’t unusual at Quantum Health. In fact, it’s more usual than not.

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Dr. Eric Schertel helps develop the MedVet experience at new locations

As MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers builds a network of emergency and specialty veterinary hospitals, the biggest challenge is ensuring the company’s unique culture develops in each new practice.

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Paradigm shiftVargo moves away from the traditional to hit a new stride

Vargo acquired a small boutique software group in 2006, and today is revolutionizing the direct-to-consumer and retail fulfillment process. Michael Vargo reflects on the rapid growth.

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Epcon Communities ramps up for the housing recovery

The home building market is finally turning around. In the midst of their most vigorous ramp-up, Epcon Communities Franchising Founders Ed Bacome and Phil Fankhauser draw on over 30 years of experience to plan for the future.

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The transition to EMV is a chance to spur big change beyond checkout

When organizations adopt integrated point-of-sale systems to meet EMV requirements, it can bring better security, improved efficiencies and new opportunities for growth that come with streamlined processes, says Karen Sengelmann, Head of Retail at Fifth Third Bank.

Uncork the bottlenecks: Streamline your workflows with scalable technology solutions

Do you proactively try to improve your workflow processes, or only consider them as you’re scrambling to fix a problem? If your company has people-intensive processes, where documents and tasks touch and affect many, you need to be evaluating them proactively, says Nano Zegarra of Blue Technologies.

Save money by identifying the true costs of being an employer

The excess expenses related to being an employer stay hidden in your company because waste can’t be discovered until you go looking for it. It’s possible, however, that by scrutinizing and better classifying your costs, you could reduce expenses related to employment significantly, says Sequent CEO William F. Hutter.

Knowing the value of your business can improve decision-making

It’s not uncommon for business owners to know or have an estimate of the value of their business. What’s more common, however, is not being able to fully justify how that value was reached. Courtney Sparks White of Clarus Partners talks business valuations and their usefulness.

How to reduce health care spending with HMOs

Health maintenance organizations are making a comeback. HMO plans have grown steadily in popularity since 2014, as the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act have taken effect. Medical Mutual's Amber Hulme shares what you need to know about HMOs.