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Four family business powerhouses share their vision to overcome obstacles

To spot the blind spots in your business, it often takes an external observer. To use an old cliché, it’s about not being able to see the forest for the trees.

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Wising upJack Ouellette shares leadership lessons from the military and American Textile

When Jack Ouellette, chairman of American Textile, looks back to his days in the military, he sees a few leadership lessons that were true then, and even more so now that he’s seen them applied again and again in business.

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Rodan + FieldsLori Bush has changed the way direct selling is done at Rodan + Fields

It was a number of years ago when Lori Bush was approached with some sage advice about what she should do with her career.

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The 2015 Pillar Awards: a continuing community commitment

“Improving the communities we serve,” is a common theme for all of the Pillar Award recipients over the past 18 years and, once again, Medical Mutual of Ohio is honored to be in such outstanding company.

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Insights

During times of economic volatility, your bank can be a great partner

Financial institutions operate at the heart of our economic system and as such, are hyper-aware of market indicators and trends that can affect the credit quality of their customers. The more opportunities you have to keep your banker up to speed on what’s going on in your business, the better equipped he or she will be to work on your behalf.

Why your team can be a great asset when you’re moving your business

Teamwork and collaboration are two attributes that can make a company’s transition into a new office space a lot easier to manage, says William Schumacher, Senior Vice President and Market Leader for Westfield Bank. As Westfield Bank planned its upcoming move into its new Canton office, Schumacher worked hard to gather feedback from employees as to what they would like to see in their new workspace.

Chief Digital Officers are leading the charge for change amid disruption

Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is not a new position, but the role is becoming mainstream, reaching into and impacting many arms of many businesses. These skilled communicators can help companies define their future in an era of disruption, connecting ideas and people while creating consensus around the need for change.

How to package your SBA loan application

As company balance sheets improve, banks are beginning to look more favorably at providing loans to businesses. But in some industries and for certain types of financing, however, it still can be difficult to obtain a traditional loan. That’s where U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans can help fill the void.

What employers need to know about behavioral health services

Tom Albert of HealthLink shares what employers need to know about behavioral health services, including information on the little-known Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and why these kind of services should be integrated into your medical management program.