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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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How to marry hardware and software for smoother day-to-day operations

The market for technology has changed, but employers don’t see hardware and software coming together as one total solution. Blue Technologies' Curtis Verhoff discusses how to pair software solutions with your hardware to boost your efficiency, cost savings, ease of use and more.

How to cover foreign risk — before it hits your company bank account

Most businesses have some type of foreign risk exposure. That’s why you need to understand your risk exposures and then transfer that risk to an appropriate insurance program, so that you are not unknowingly self-insuring or even over-insuring, says Marilyn Salley of Arthur J. Gallagher.

How to choose an auditor for the short- and long-term

During an audit, it’s essential that the auditor and the client communicate freely, exchanging ideas on how to address issues that arise, says J.W. Wilson of Clarus Partners. Here's what to consider when choosing an auditor, the process of selecting an auditor and how to gauge the auditor’s performance.

What you need to know about proposed updates to Form 5500

ERISA imposes an annual reporting obligation on welfare and retirement benefit plans. In general this reporting requirement is met by annually filing a Form 5500. Find out how Form 5500s work and the proposed revisions that were recently announced from Frances Horn of JRG Advisors.

How the DOL fiduciary rule transforms retirement management

This past spring, the Department of Labor released a rule to address conflicts of interest when it comes to retirement advice, which will have far-reaching effects on the fiduciary landscape. Fragasso Financial Advisors' Daniel J. Dingus discusses the rule and the impact it will have on investors.