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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 power of recognition

Before an honoree steps on stage to accept an award, someone has to take time to either nominate or select them for the honor. Do you know a progressive individual or organization that has achieved professional success or made great strides in advancing women?

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Thirty-One GiftsThirty-One Gifts and Cindy Monroe ride a wave of rapid growth

It was like drinking out of a fire hose. That’s how Cindy Monroe describes a decade of high-octane growth at Thirty-One Gifts. She shares some lessons learned, while looking forward to getting back to basics.

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Insights

How to diagnose the real problem with your business technology

Paul Sems, general manager at Blue Technologies Smart Solutions, discusses diagnosing business technology pain points, in order to find targeted solutions that fix the underlying problem.

Changes to Ohio law allows employers to control health insurance expenses

To help companies cope with the increase in health insurance premium costs, the Ohio Department of Insurance has updated its 20-year-old regulations for everyone’s advantage. William F. Hutter, CEO of Sequent, shares how this creates opportunities for employers.

Recent legislation closes once-beneficial loopholes in Social Security

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015's primary purpose was to raise the federal debt ceiling, but it also contained provisions that will affect millions of Americans entering retirement who are entitled to Social Security benefits. Shawn Ballinger of Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc. explains how.

A look at bellwether economic indicators and what they signal for 2016

Jeffrey Korzenik, chief investment strategist at Fifth Third Bank, discusses the state of the economy and the signs to look for that signal better or worse conditions are on the horizon.

How to develop a forward-looking financial forecast for your business

Financial statements and tax returns are a rearview glance in the mirror at what has already happened at your organization. Instead of always looking back at your financial data, it’s important to develop a forward-looking forecast.