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Succession Planning Brings Challenges, but Can Mean Long-Term Benefits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Family-owned businesses often are led by ‘benevolent dictator’ and that can present problems.   Penn-Ohio Logistics LLC’s founder and owner, F.A. “Bud” Hallsky Jr., recruited his only child, Kristen Taylor, two years ago to prepare to take over the company.   The transition represented a change for Taylor, who came to Penn-Ohio from a marketing position at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Family-owned businesses often are led by ‘benevolent dictator’ and that can present problems.   Penn-Ohio Logistics LLC’s founder and owner, F.A. “Bud” Hallsky Jr., recruited his only child, Kristen Taylor, two years ago to prepare to take over the company.   The transition represented a change for Taylor, who came to Penn-Ohio...

Marketing Your Business During the Coronavirus Crisis

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — We’re operating in a time of uncertainty and fear due to the coronavirus. The governor of Ohio has closed schools for the next three weeks and he’s also banned gatherings of more than 100 people. Many, if not most, public events have been canceled.  Obviously this will impact our national and local […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- We’re operating in a time of uncertainty and fear due to the coronavirus. The governor of Ohio has closed schools for the next three weeks and he’s also banned gatherings of more than 100 people. Many, if not most, public events have been canceled.  Obviously this will...

Skills Gap Challenges Youth Worldwide, Unicef Finds

LONDON – A poll by Unicef has found that a third of young people around the world feel their current education system isn’t preparing them with skills they will need to get jobs. And, in a separate poll, PwC found than nearly three-quarters of CEOs are concerned about finding workers the skills needed to expand […]

LONDON – A poll by Unicef has found that a third of young people around the world feel their current education system isn’t preparing them with skills they will need to get jobs. And, in a separate poll, PwC found than nearly three-quarters of CEOs are concerned about finding workers...

Webinar: Google Tools Can Provide Gateway to Success

By Marah MorrisonYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When people have insights to drive their business, it can give them confidence to move forward, said Jeff Herrmann, CEO of The Business Journal.  In a free webinar hosted March 4, Herrmann and Anthony Cornejo, search engine optimization specialist at iSynergy, walked viewers through the...

Businesses at Risk for Cyberattack but Take Few Precautions

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Although businesses are increasingly at risk for cyberattacks on their mobile devices, many aren’t taking steps to protect smartphones and tablets. That’s one of the conclusions of a report on mobile security released last week by Verizon, which found that nearly 40% of companies had […]

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Although businesses are increasingly at risk for cyberattacks on their mobile devices, many aren't taking steps to protect smartphones and tablets. That's one of the conclusions of a report on mobile security released last week by Verizon, which found that...

Employee Handbooks Can be a Company’s Best Defense

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it comes to protecting themselves and their employees, the best course of action for business leaders is to get it in writing. Discipline and accusations should all be documented.  And for a company’s policies, the best way to disseminate that information is often through a handbook, given to and signed by […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it comes to protecting themselves and their employees, the best course of action for business leaders is to get it in writing. Discipline and accusations should all be documented.  And for a company’s policies, the best way to disseminate that information is often through a handbook,...

Webinar Explores Free Google Platforms to Drive Lead Generation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As more businesses turn to digital advertising campaigns for lead generation and e-commerce, leveraging free Google platforms can help optimize those campaigns for success. In a free webinar hosted by iSynergy and The Business Journal on March 4, viewers will learn about the benefits of analytics and how to use them to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As more businesses turn to digital advertising campaigns for lead generation and e-commerce, leveraging free Google platforms can help optimize those campaigns for success. In a free webinar hosted by iSynergy and The Business Journal on March 4, viewers will learn about the benefits of analytics and...

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...

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...