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EmpowHERment Pushes Women to Find Their ‘Thinking Branch’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Brea Schmidt and her husband endured a miscarriage, it was a season of life that caused her to slow down and reflect on the important things in her life. The Pittsburgh-based speaker, photographer, writer and mother of three uses her blog, The Thinking Branch, to connect women and help mothers feel […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Brea Schmidt and her husband endured a miscarriage, it was a season of life that caused her to slow down and reflect on the important things in her life. The Pittsburgh-based speaker, photographer, writer and mother of three uses her blog, The Thinking Branch, to connect...

Want to Sell on Amazon? Businesses Must Weigh Pros, Cons

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the opportunity. Autran wants to keep the prices on her leashes, bowls and other products for dogs competitive. It costs money to sell on Amazon.com — a 15% […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the opportunity. Autran wants to keep the prices on her leashes, bowls and other products for dogs competitive. It costs money to sell...

New Law May Encourage Businesses to Offer Retirement Plans

How to Deliver Fortune 100 Benefits

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — A new law expanding retirement plan options for small businesses may encourage more companies to offer the benefits to their workers. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known as the SECURE Act, won final congressional approval in the Senate last month and […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — A new law expanding retirement plan options for small businesses may encourage more companies to offer the benefits to their workers. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known as the SECURE Act, won final congressional approval in...

Free Webinar Today Tells How to Leverage Growth Report 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Plenty of individuals have already registered for The Business Journal’s webinar today on how to leverage our Growth Report 2020 issue. Through a print and online platform, Growth Report 2020 can drive revenue, improve customer retention and new customer acquisition. And to show you and your company how to leverage this unique […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Plenty of individuals have already registered for The Business Journal's webinar today on how to leverage our Growth Report 2020 issue. Through a print and online platform, Growth Report 2020 can drive revenue, improve customer retention and new customer acquisition. And to show you and your company...

Valuation Helps Set Plan for Succession Transitions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, but for owners who want to pass their companies onto the next generation of leadership, it holds even more importance. When it comes to making the transition of a business from one generation to another – or selling it to another company – the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, but for owners who want to pass their companies onto the next generation of leadership, it holds even more importance. When it comes to making the transition of a business from one generation to another – or selling it...

It’s Never Too Early to Start Succession Planning

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s never too early to start planning for the next generation of leadership to take over a company. It should be at least three years before an owner plans to exit, most agree, but the sooner work begins, the smoother the transition typically is. “Regardless of where you’re at in your business […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s never too early to start planning for the next generation of leadership to take over a company. It should be at least three years before an owner plans to exit, most agree, but the sooner work begins, the smoother the transition typically is. “Regardless of where...

2020 Brings Higher Labor Costs for Small Businesses

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren’t on the books in their own states.  As of Jan. […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren't on the books in their...

Businesses Facing New Overtime Rules in New Year

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The new year brings new overtime rules for employers including small businesses and in turn, a pay raise for an estimated 1.3 million workers. The Labor Department rules that go into effect Jan. 1 raise to $684 per week, or $35,568 a year, the threshold […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The new year brings new overtime rules for employers including small businesses and in turn, a pay raise for an estimated 1.3 million workers. The Labor Department rules that go into effect Jan. 1 raise to $684 per week, or...

Good Morning! Market Intel for Dec. 9, 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new week begins with our exclusive reporting of General Motors Co. giving a $40 million mortgage to Lordstown Motors Corp. to finance its $20 million purchase of the former GM assembly plant in Lordstown and retooling of machinery to product an electric-powered pickup truck. Last week the news that topped the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new week begins with our exclusive reporting of General Motors Co. giving a $40 million mortgage to Lordstown Motors Corp. to finance its $20 million purchase of the former GM assembly plant in Lordstown and retooling of machinery to product an electric-powered pickup truck. Last week...

New President of Score Starts a Youth Movement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Since coming on board as the chairman of the Youngstown chapter of Score, Ron Emery, has focused less on the penultimate word of the former name of the organization – “Retired” – and more on the final word – “Executives.” Earlier this year, the mentorship organization, formerly named the Service Corps of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Since coming on board as the chairman of the Youngstown chapter of Score, Ron Emery, has focused less on the penultimate word of the former name of the organization – “Retired” – and more on the final word – “Executives.” Earlier this year, the mentorship organization, formerly...