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Compliance Management

Compliance Management
This article is part twelve in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. First things first: compliance is not security. If you want to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your information systems and your organization’s...
December 21st, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

At Work: A Classy Home Studio Renovation Project

At Work: A Classy Home Studio Renovation Project
Robin Oatts of Genre Creative. Robin Oatts wasn’t planning to go into the photography business. “I really didn’t know what I wanted to do when I graduated high school,” she says. She ended up attending the School of Advertising Art in Dayton and earned a degree in design. Then...
December 21st, 2012 | At Work | Read More

Four Things Employers Should Do in 2013

Four Things Employers Should Do in 2013
One theme of this column is that liability avoidance usually does not need to be expensive. Employers of all sizes can save themselves money and headaches in the long run by proactive steps to minimize employee-related liability. Bill Nolan To that end, I offer four things on which every employer should...
December 20th, 2012 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

How much is enough?

How much is enough?
Fifteen percent. That’s enough. Well, that’s enough if you don’t start really questioning the challenging issues. But I’m  getting ahead of myself. Let’s start with this simple question: How much should my business be earning so I can be happy with it? You experts out...
December 19th, 2012 | Growth Strategies | Read More

Spoonful Records thriving downtown

Spoonful Records thriving downtown
It’s a familiar story− a young professional bored with their current job decides to go into business for themself. However, the way Brett Ruland went about choosing his entrepreneurial path is a bit unusual. He filled up a piece of notebook paper with job ideas. But none of them seemed to jump...
December 18th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Krema Nut Co. flourishing more than a century after its founding

Krema Nut Co. flourishing more than a century after its founding
A man by the name of Benton Black founded Krema Nut Co. in Central Ohio in 1898. More than 100 years later, the business continues to be one of the most successful in the region. Krema’s first product was peanut butter. In fact, it is among the oldest peanut butter producers in the country. Peanut...
December 17th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More

Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity Management
This article is part eleven in a twelve-part series on information security fundamentals for small and medium-sized businesses. If you read the previous article on security incident management, you were reminded that well-informed business owners prepare for the worst. Although a documented disaster...
December 14th, 2012 | Expert Perspective | Read More

Caretta Workspace furniture a mix of technology, traditional materials

Caretta Workspace furniture a mix of technology, traditional materials
Larry Tracewell has started a string of successful electronics companies and has multiple patents for product design, mostly in electronic packaging. He’s also started several high-tech electronics companies over the years. One product he designed for a customer has the ability to secure and deploy...
December 12th, 2012 | Business Profiles | Read More