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Tips for Your Business: Generate Revenue by Selling Soft Cost Savings

Terri Kevany |

Competing on price is extremely difficult to do. Thus, businesses need to find ways to add value, along with competitive pricing, to stand apart from the competition and succeed in today’s economy. “When it comes to cost savings, most organizations focus on hard dollar amounts,” says Sara Schweda, director of client solutions for Group Transportation Services (GTS), a third-party logistics provider in Hudson. 

Brad Nellis
Technology Podcasts

Event38 Flies Into the Most Promising Startup

Brad Nellis |

The Most Promising Startup is annually one of the most interesting, yet also most challenging, categories in the Best of Tech Awards. The nominees are doing cool work, they’re getting traction and they often have great advisers and outside capital; which can make it hard to separate the companies to finalists and then from finalists to winners.

Sante Ghetti
Advocacy News

State Biennium Budget Bill Includes Tax Relief for Small Business Owners

Sante Ghetti |

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) commends Ohio Governor John Kasich, House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, Senate President Keith Faber, and the General Assembly today for clearing a state biennium budget bill that includes tax relief for small business owners. The final version of the tax package grants a 75% tax deduction for the first $250,000 in small business income for 2015 and a 100% deduction beginning in 2016. The plan also calls for a flat 3% tax rate on business income above $250,000. 


Tips for Your Business: Always be Ready to Pitch

Terri Kevany |

Quick, in 30 seconds or less tell us what your company does and wow us with your unique selling proposition. Can’t do it? You’re not alone. It can take some time to get your business pitch just right. You'll likely go through several drafts before finding one that is compelling, and that sounds natural in conversation. A business pitch or elevator speech is a brief, persuasive speech used to spark interest in you and your business.