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The 2016 Family Business Achievement Awards

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Smart Business present the 2016 Smart Business Family Business Conference, honoring achievement as a family business.

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Smart Women: Driving internal change through innovation

The Smart Women breakfast and awards will be Sept. 1. Check out the dynamic panelists who will discuss intrapreneurship, as well as the 19 award winners being honored for their achievements.

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NEP Group expands across the globe, building a worldwide network

Over three years, NEP Group Inc. has more than doubled in size, with greater than 50 percent of its business now outside the U.S. It hasn’t always been easy, but NEP stuck to an aggressive growth path to become a global business.

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The 2016 Business Longevity Awards

Reaching a milestone event, such as celebrating 50 years in operation, signifies you’ve accomplished something few others have. Hitting 75, 100 or even 150 years? That’s even more impressive. That’s why Smart Business has launched the inaugural Business Longevity Awards

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Insights

Overtime, workers’ compensation changes catching employers off-guard

Jim McElwain of Paychex highlights recent law changes and how they could affect smaller businesses.

How to chart your risk course with a risk heat map

As a business leader, you inherently take steps to mitigate the risks you deal with every day. Dereck M. Malzi, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., shares how risk heat maps work and why you should take a fresh look at your organization’s risks through a different lens.

The new technology that enhances employee benefits

Some good has been born out of the Affordable Care Act, and most of it is centered on development of technologies to support new plan designs and pricing, data accessibility and transparency. JRG Advisors' Aaron Ochs explains how technology is enhancing how employee benefits can be managed today.

Tax credits for R&D help those looking for it

In 2015, the R&D tax credit was made permanent, giving qualifying companies a chance to plan to take advantage of it. Unfortunately, not all that qualify take it, says Clarus Partners' Monika Diehl. Smart Business spoke with Diehl about the R&D tax credit and the qualifying activities it’s designed to encourage.

How organizations can become better prepared for open enrollment

Fall is upon us and that usually means it’s time for health insurance open enrollment for the coming year. This can be a confusing and stressful time for many employees. Is there anything organizations can do to make the process go more smoothly? Medical Mutual's Veronica Hawkins says yes.