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In good handsThe Whitestone Group seizes opportunities with a can-do attitude

With a simple idea 16 years ago, John D. Clark Sr. has turned The Whitestone Group Inc. into a multi-million dollar business with 1,400 employees, thanks to hard work, word of mouth and a strong reputation.

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ZooskKelly Steckelberg has fallen in love with creating opportunity at Zoosk

Kelly Steckelberg doesn’t sit in an office at Zoosk. She’s out on the floor with her team and that’s just the way she likes it.

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Authentic leadershipAccion Labs demystifies its culture with transparency

Accion Labs has grown quickly, but in a service-based business, the ability to maintain quality is critical. It all comes down to maintaining the right work culture.

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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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The 2016 Family Business Achievement Awards

Insights

Are you overlooking your foreign currency risks?

One of the biggest challenges companies face is identifying and quantifying their foreign exchange risk, says Jim Altman of Huntington Bank. Here's what you need to know about foreign exchange risk and strategies to hedge against it.

Coming together online: How to foster collaboration in your company

With so many people working together at a distance, online collaboration is becoming the new — and often only — way to work together. But most companies don’t fully utilize all of the functions within their collaboration tools. Stephan J. Cico of All Covered Pittsburgh discusses how to change this.

Every business has cyberrisk. What are you doing about yours?

If employers don’t have cyber coverage, now is the time to reach out to their insurance advisers. For those employers who’ve already purchased cyber policies, it is important to ensure that their limits are adequate to cover their risks, says Angela Corcoran, client service supervisor at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

The missing piece to building employee bench strength might be you

The talent management mistakes business owners make and how they can overcome those to strategically build bench strength. Insight from Stacy Feiner, business psychologist and anagement consultant at BDO USA, LLP.

A proactive approach is best when considering your company’s future

It’s not a question of if a business owner will exit his or her business, but more a question of when, says Mark Metzler, a director and Certified Exit Planning Adviser (CEPA) at Kreischer Miller. A recent Exit Planning Institute (EPI) survey indicates 76 percent of business owners plan to transition over the next 10 […]