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SAP AmericasRodolpho Cardenuto and SAP Americas are helping companies gain a competitive edge

The movie “Moneyball” depicted how baseball executives use statistics to predict outcomes and allocate resources. Rodolpho Cardenuto, president of SAP Americas, foresees a similar approach in the business world with big data.

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Corporate InteriorsJanice Leone works hard to help employees find their sweet spot at Corporate...

It was a question Janice Leone just had to ask. She was on an airplane, and just happened to be […]

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ParenteBeard LLCRobert J. Ciaruffoli isn’t afraid to put employees first at ParenteBeard LLC

Robert J. Ciaruffoli isn’t afraid of hiring too many people to come work at ParenteBeard LLC. His fear is exactly […]

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CertaPro PaintersRich Wilson had to find the right mix so the culture at CertaPro Painters could go...

When Rich Wilson joined CertaPro Painters in 2003, the company was taking in about $50 million a year in sales. […]

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A look at how to avoid common retirement distribution mistakes

Typically, qualified retirement plans such as 401(k)s and individual retirement plans (IRA’s) make up a large portion of an individual’s assets. As such, it is extremely important to be aware of the complex rules surrounding the distribution of retirement assets. The penalties for running afoul of these rules are some of the highest imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

Criminal background checks: A job applicant’s past can haunt you

Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC's Stephen C. Goldblum discusses criminal background checks and best practices for screening candidates.

Title tips: Officer titles and their meanings

Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC's Ashleigh M. Morales outlines the difference between titles for officers and employees, how to avoid liability issues, and how to define expectations associated with titles.

How working with a licensed insurance agent can help protect your business

Small- and medium-sized businesses frequently have insurance needs that are not covered by the basic property, liability, auto and worker’s compensation coverage policies they have, says Karen Harpole, Corporate Manager for Small Commercial Business at United Fire Group (UFG Insurance). One of the best ways to fill these gaps and protect your business is to build a strong relationship with a licensed insurance agent.

Customer concentrations can be a challenge, but also an opportunity

Customer concentration can be a very serious issue for small businesses. A business that relies on a few big customers for a majority of its revenue can easily be brought to its knees when one or two of these customers suddenly pull out.