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Local Corp.Fred Thiel instills an open culture at Local Corp. in order to stay ahead of the...

Fred Thiel set a tone when he took down the wall in his office.

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Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.Pet owners were looking for more from VPI and Scott Liles knew just how to make it...

He has developed a new business model that provides new ways to care for your pet.

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Orange County Awards

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

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Montage Hotels & ResortsAlan J. Fuerstman asked a lot of his team during the recession and got back even...

It seemed as if Alan J. Fuerstman could not have picked a worse time to open two new hotels. In […]

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Know your operating cycles and you’ll find working capital easier to manage

When you understand your operating cycle and how money is spent and earned in your business, you are better able to retain control of your valuable working capital. Michael Hengl explains what strong companies do to effectively manage their financial cycles.

Be aware of the warning signs to potential violence in the workplace

An increasing number of workplace tragedies in recent years have involved an active shooter. Those who acknowledge this threat tend to focus on things like securing their entrance with key cards or installing security cameras. While these are good steps to take, they don’t always address the biggest gap in preparedness.

How to get back on track

Biotech and life sciences companies are big business in today’s economy, but getting off the ground and beyond the early-stage growing pains can be a challenge.

Why generational differences don’t have to restrict employee dialogue

Companies need to consider the makeup of their employee populations as they develop best practices on their benefits communications, says Karen K. Delaney, GBA, Vice President and Employee Benefits Market Leader at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

Pre-work can help you more efficiently manage your claims

Risk managers typically don’t have the capacity to invest large amounts of time preparing for a loss that may never occur. But when you reserve a reasonable amount of time to prepare for certain losses that could be damaging to your business, the effort can more than pay for itself in the long run, says Zac Overbay, Senior Vice President and Partner at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.