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ShurTech BrandsJohn Kahl finds the formula of product, people and partners adheres to success for...

There has to be a reason why you'll drive past one location to go to another for a product. John Kahl, CEO of ShurTech Brands tries to create those differences on behalf of his customers who buy Duck® brand products and it's working.

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Hudson JeansPeter Kim built Hudson Jeans in his own image, and customers are falling in love...

His product and his brand speak to customers in a way that make other entrepreneurs quite envious.

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Sagent PharmaceuticalsJeff Yordon thrives under intense scrutiny, and helps his team at Sagent...

He brushed aside the doubters and built a business that saves lives around the world.

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ProformaIt was the real deal that counted as Greg Muzzillo set out to franchise Proforma

Greg Muzzillo had put time and energy in launching franchises for his promotional items and business supply company Proforma — and the efforts were showing results.

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Insights

How to manage the risks to seize the opportunities to go international

The reasons for a business to consider expanding internationally are many and compelling: the domestic market for its products or services is saturated, intense competition, margin pressures, etc. The goal is to increase revenues and expand market share.

How to be ready for this year’s benefit season and make optimum decisions

Open enrollment is starting for many organizations. With all the recent changes in health insurance, organizations are challenged to make sure their employees make informed decisions.

Banks with specialized experience offer clients a wealth of knowledge

The idea of specialization in financing is not too different than specialization in, say, the medical field — turning to a medical specialist who has experience treating a particular injury or illness versus seeing a general physician. In each case working with someone whose concentration is highly specified can be of great benefit.

Growing infrastructure provides hope that oil and gas boom is here to stay

Oil and gas production in eastern Ohio is thriving and the industry should continue growing in the years ahead.

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.