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Build Your Team: How to Get Everyone Pulling in the Same Direction

Terri Kevany |

Culture plays a huge role in the success or failure of a business. As we ring in the New Year, now is the perfect time to take a good look at your business and make changes to ensure you are cultivating a culture that engages employees and ensures they are committed to the goals and growth of the business in 2016. 

No matter the size, businesses develop cultures over time and those beliefs and behaviors become ingrained in the workplace. A company’s culture is influenced by many factors, including the style of leadership, employee mindset, motivational factors, and opportunities for advancement, recognition, and interaction. With all these dynamics at work, it is vital to make certain your employees are engaged and committed to the mission of the organization.

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View from the Top: How 4 Area Leaders Set Expectations

Shawn Turner |

How 4 area leaders set expectations

With a new year comes a fresh start—and a fresh set of expectations. But what’s the best way to think through what needs to get done? Four Northeast Ohio small business leaders explain.

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Top SBA lenders in Northeast Ohio

Shawn Turner |

Small business owners in Northeast Ohio have plenty of options when it comes to obtaining SBA loans. This list shows the top SBA lenders in the region during the past fiscal year.

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The outlook for 2016: Resources for small business

Alicia Hoisington |

There are plenty of resources for small business owners as they plan for the New Year and years ahead. “As small business owners look to 2016, they should develop plans with clear objectives and measures of success,” says Greg Dooley, co-founder of Estrela Consulting.

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How to Make a Graceful Exit from Your Business

Shawn Turner |

Devising an exit strategy for the business you worked sat so hard to build from the ground up is not easy. Here are a few resources that will get you started on the best way for you to make a graceful exit from your business.

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Getting Your Team on Board

Terri Kevany |

The staff of your small business is your most valuable asset. How do you go about engaging your staff and ensuring they are on board for all of the success you have planned? Here are some resources to help.