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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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The Whitestone Group seizes opportunities with a...

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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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Kelly Steckelberg has fallen in love with creating...

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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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Accion Labs demystifies its culture with transparency

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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

Why a real estate broker is such a valuable asset

Real estate professionals provide clients with indispensable knowledge, tools and techniques that allow them to make a more informed decision when looking to buy, sell or lease a property, says Simon Caplan, SIOR, a partner at Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO Real Estate.

Some of the best-kept secrets for an effective leadership transition

If you build a great business, transitioning it is easy. The problem is many entrepreneurs get caught up thinking about transitioning their business with one dimension in mind. One-dimensional thinking can lead you down the wrong path because you are too fixated on one direction. If that direction fails, you are forced to start over again.

Navigating divorce by using a business mindset

Divorce, like a business dissolution, is a process to terminate a relationship and divide assets, liabilities and wealth, says Kaitlyn D. Arthurs, an Attorney at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman. Unfortunately, this process can be complicated by emotion.

Debt is a cheaper way to grow your business, when done the right way

Companies seeking to enter a new market, expand their business or make an acquisition would be wise to consider leverage to achieve their growth goals, says Brian J. Sharkey, director of Audit & Accounting at Kreischer Miller.

The driving trends for contingent labor shaping business for the coming year

Contingent labor makes up about 10 percent of the overall American workforce, but that figure could rise to 25 percent in the next four years, says Andrew Deutsch, ARM, Executive Vice President, Commercial Division, at Nesco Resource.