As Ohio voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s presidential primary, the economy — specifically manufacturing jobs — will be front and center on many voters’ minds. “We have to have a strong manufacturing base for this country to survive,” said Brandon Lamoncha, sales manager and solution provider at Humtown, a third-generation, family owned manufacturer in Columbiana,
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Want a high-paying gig but not the restrictions that come with a full-time job? You’re far from alone, and there are many part-time jobs out there that offer flexibility and good pay. We are living in what some call “The Gig Economy,” where people create a living through a patchwork of part-time jobs. Sometimes this
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In a world where start-ups are gaining notoriety by quickly capitalizing on the idea of new innovation and technology, entrepreneur Vicky Tsai has built a multimillion dollar brand doing the exact opposite. Tsai is founder of San Francisco-based Tatcha, a luxury skin-care line based not on new trends, but on centuries-old geisha culture and tradition
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Despite worries of an economic downturn, one sector is poised for another year of solid growth in 2016, according to one study. Bolstered by trends including acceleration in business spending, the franchise industry is set to grow by 1.7 percent in 2016, according to the study by the International Franchise Association. The annual outlook follows
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As Americans go to the polls on Tuesday for primaries in five states, one big contingent that may wield tremendous influence is the small-business rank and file. The nation’s 28 million small businesses represent 54 percent of all U.S. sales and have provided 55 percent of all jobs since the 1970s, according to the Small
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For one New York City family, entrepreneurship is genetic. At least, that’s how it seems. Three generations of Levy men — grandfather Victor, 92, son Paul, 61, and grandson Eric, 29 — are all entrepreneurs, each starting a business unique to his generation. In 1956, Victor and his brother, Bernard, started their own garment company,
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When it comes to defending against cyberattacks, a common strategy includes investing in costly hardware and software products, and then shoring up both frequently. But there is a more effective and affordable way to fight cyberterrorism. Nearly 70 percent of respondents said their company is using cloud-based cybersecurity services, according to PwC’s Global State of
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