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Squire Patton BoggsFred Nance has built a career on resolving conflict

Fred Nance grew up in Cleveland during a time of great social unrest. It was the late 1960s and riots raged against the slow pace of civil rights development. Nance watched and then made a plan to do what he could to make the world a better place.

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Fred Nance has built a career on resolving conflict

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Deal me inWith trillions in capital available, it’s a great time to be a dealmaker

Talent and relationships are playing an increasing role in Central Ohio’s deal activity. Local dealmakers talk about the current market and what may lie ahead.

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Peoples Services Inc.Douglas Sibila stays steady at the wheel as Peoples Services pursues acquisitions

Gone are the days when organic growth was sufficient to fuel the 104-year-old Peoples Services Inc. Now acquisitions are key to success.

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Challenge acceptedBryan Putt picks up the gauntlet as Aires invests in technology

When the market changed, Aires put a renewed focus on innovation and technology. CEO Bryan Putt shares how the relocation company disrupted the disruptors.

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Businesses can get a big borrowing boost from unitranche debt

While unitranche is not a solution for every borrower or every situation, Huntington's Jim Altman explains what it is, when it’s used and what to look for from a lender.

How to navigate the state sales tax landscape after the Wayfair decision

BDO USA, LLP's Mike Feiszli looks at South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., and how it will change the landscape for sales tax nexus and the obligation to file and report taxes.

It’s a good time to borrow, but let prudence be your guide

Westfield Bank's Bill Schumacher takes a close look at borrowing strategies in a high-confidence market.

The new revenue recognition standard: Don’t try this without a safety net

Soon, it will be easier for users of financial statements to compare companies. But as this new revenue recognition standard comes on line, there may be some growing pains for businesses, says Ciuni & Panichi's George Pickard.

Tips for self-employed small business owners on purchasing a home

Buying a home can be overwhelming for anyone, especially when it’s the first time going through the process. For small business owners, there are added challenges that may arise, says Northwest Bank's Spencer Reid.