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Mindset switchTeleTracking, Michael Gallup employ a long view to shape building blocks of change

The long view affects everything TeleTracking and its more than 350 employees do, including building new products as it migrates from a point solution provider to a provider focused on driving customer outcomes.

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Northeast Ohio’s 2016 Smart 50 Awards celebrate area’s top executives

For the third year, Corporate College and Cuyahoga Community College announces its Smart 50 Awards, presented by Smart Business. This year's field is exceptional.

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Brown and CaldwellCraig Goehring has helped Brown and Caldwell find success in the virtual realm

Craig Goehring is a professional engineer and a student of leadership. Both skills have been put to the test in recent years as he has steadily changed the organizational structure of Brown and Caldwell.

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Always about the peopleJohn Stanik uses experience to help changes go down at Ampco-Pittsburgh

New chapter, similar story: that’s how you might describe CEO John Stanik’s first year leading Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. Here’s how Stanik has helped better position Ampco for today and tomorrow.

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Insights

How to find the right mix of assets in your investment portfolio

The complexities of diversification can easily lead investors to have a false sense of security about their wealth building strategy. You have to pay attention to what you own as an investment, why you own it and how it all fits together, says Brandon Strong, Managing Partner at Stonebridge Wealth Strategies.

How to choose the right CFO for your company

The ability to nurture and build relationships is critical for today’s CFOs, says Larry Ormsby, a partner at ON Partners. In businesses that are characterized by rapid growth, Ormsby says, the seemingly perpetual onboarding of new employees and either Wall Street or Private Equity financing means relationships need to be established quickly so trust and cohesiveness can be formed.

A quality of earnings report can be a valuable tool when selling your business

Quality of earnings reports are independent reports that are generally associated with the sale or acquisition of a business. While quality of earnings due diligence occurs more frequently on the buy side of transactions, they can be very effective for owners looking to sell their business. Business owners may be taking a big risk by not completing a quality of earnings report in advance of any effort to sell their company, says Richard Snyder, CPA, Director of Audit & Accounting at Kreischer Miller.

The ins and outs of what to expect from equipment appraisals

At a certain point in time, almost every business owner will be faced with the question: What is your machinery/equipment really worth? Book value is rarely an accurate representation of what the equipment is really worth. More importantly, inquirers want to know the real value, which is accurate and can be substantiated. Knowing what to expect during an equipment appraisal process can help business owners be more prepared.

Be clear about your company’s needs before pursuing a new line of credit

One of the keys to securing an appropriate line of credit for your business is being clear with your bank about the problem you’re trying to solve, says Kelly Cook, senior vice president, Technology Banking Group at Bridge Bank.