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Leroy M. Ball steers Koppers in a new direction with transparency

Over three years of Leroy M. Ball’s leadership, Koppers went from questions about whether the company would survive to its most profitable year yet. Learn what it took to engineer this turnaround.

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2018 Smart Culture Awards

Culture is the essence and lifeblood of an organization. Culture establishes the energy within an organization and heavily influences the happiness, success and connection employees experience.

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2018 Smart Culture Awards

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John J. Engel doubled down on WESCO’s customers in a market slowdown

During a downturn, WESCO looks to super-serve its customers — take a larger share even if they spend less. John J. Engel also used the slowdown to right size and drive productivity.

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Wild RepublicRelationships play key role in Wild Republic’s international growth

Wild Republic continues to bootstrap itself into novel lines of business, growing across the globe through relationships.

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How to configure key performance indicators around a business strategy

Strategy is a struggle for every company, but it’s critical for success. Richwood Bank President and CEO Chad Hoffman shares advice for setting up a strategic plan with the right key performance indicators.

Ohio’s health care industry benefits from the state’s many strengths

Ohio’s health care industry is fortunate to have excellent research arms associated with its nationally accredited medical centers. JobsOhio's Aaron Pitts discusses the advantages of Ohio’s strong health care and bioscience industry.

When to get a business valuation or a calculation of value

Business owners who've had their businesses value may remember providing a lot of information for a long and expensive report containing only a few pages of relevant information. Bob Evans of Clarus Partners discusses business valuations and calculations of value.

The deficiencies of online legal services

Semanoff, Ormsby, Greenberg & Torchia's Lisa A. Shearman looks into the tradeoffs of producing legal documents through a website instead of an attorney.

Financing is a central, but not exclusive function of a bank

Westfield's Matt Sprang talks about the benefits to entrepreneurs of having a relationship with their bank throughout the many iterations and stages of their businesses.