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Challenging GiantsMichael Gentile and Independent Stationers battle big-box stores using native power

Independent Stationers pushes back against national retailers to gain ground in its home town.

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Midwest Awards

Since 1986, EY has celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women who have followed and achieved their dreams. These […]

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Carter Logistics LLCCarter Logistics’ fights turnover with training, but the biggest lesson is copping...

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Insights

Staffing agencies must meet ACA changes head on

Staffing agencies that supply companies with professional consultants, such as IT professionals, face a significant problem once the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rolls further into implementation this coming year.

Training on HR systems helps staffers better utilize the timesaving software

Human Resource systems are software programs designed to help HR staffers better execute their job functions. However, there are often barriers to implementation with even the best systems. Find out more about solutions to help.

Align your employee training strategy with the strategy of your business

Business leaders know that it’s critical to see how important employee learning and development is to their organization. But the one-size-fits-all approach to learning is being scrapped in favor of new ways of training.

Why the status quo bars companies from exploring new ways to operate

Status quo thinking manifests itself in many forms. One is a “this is the way we have always done it” mentality, an attitude that sometimes morphs into a company’s culture — and that in turn could stifle a company’s growth potential.

How to overcome the barriers to a European presence for your business

Once your company grows to the extent that a global presence is being considered, crossing that threshold often takes some level-headed thinking. And if it is going to be successful, the first step is a strategic one.