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A strong workforce sets Central Ohio manufacturers up for success

Whether you’re a small or large manufacturer, your workforce is critical. From finding talent to building a culture of collaboration, people are a differentiator.

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A creative business solution guides Knichel Logistics to success

Running a family business like Knichel Logistics presents a unique set of challenges, but the ability to be creative and flexible can be beneficial.

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Talent Driven2017 Smart Culture Awards

These 28 Northeast Ohio Smart Culture honorees have the sustainable advantage of cultures that deliver results that impact their bottom line.

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Out on the EdgeCleveland Technology Awards 2017

Introducing the inaugural class of Cleveland Technology Award honorees. These scrappy startups, established technology firm leaders and implementers of technology demonstrate the new horizon.

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Insights

Due diligence can really pay off for companies entering a new market

Companies looking to expand into a new market typically have conducted an initial thorough round of internal research and due diligence into what a particular market has to offer, says George J. Pofok, CCIM, SIOR, senior vice president at Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate. The next step is finding the right location within the market to open up for business.

Employers must make a compelling case to land IT talent

Supply and demand stands out as the biggest challenge that companies face in securing talent that is capable of working on their IT systems, says Grant A. Derner, executive vice president at Nesco Resource. A recent report drafted by Nesco found that while there are 33,000 candidates in the IT workforce in the Cleveland area and more than 2,700 open jobs in the sector, there are only 18 candidates per job.

Work with your bank to understand the benefits of treasury management

Treasury management services provide a multitude of ways for companies to operate more effectively, says Jennifer Bidlingmyer, Vice President and Division Manager at Home Savings Bank. The first step to realizing the benefits of these tools is to initiate a conversation with your bank.

Identify your intellectual property or risk losing it

Intellectual property (IP) protection is a critical task that enables companies to safeguard the hard work, expertise and ingenuity of their employees, says Kristen M. Hoover, a patent attorney at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman. But, to be effective, a plan must be crafted to fit the way an organization functions.

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

There comes a time for every private company business owner to exit the business. Just as there is certainty with death and taxes, a business owner cannot ignore the fact that he or she will need to exit. Planning for the event allows the business owner to exit on his or her own terms, says Mark G. Metzler, a director and Certified Exit Planning Adviser (CEPA) at Kreischer Miller.