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Earlier this month, the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading in its main market for 3½ hours due to a technical issue. The shutdown jarred investors, but it did not have the impact it would have had 20 years ago.

Each year hundreds of thousands of inmates are released from American prisons. It is often extremely difficult for these individuals to re-integrate into society, and one of the main obstacles they face is finding gainful employment.

The deadline for entries to this year'’s Cincinnati Innovates competition is July 15, so there is still time for anyone who thinks they have a ground-breaking idea to enter. Cincinnati Innovates is a competition designed to showcase the technological, artistic, and ingenious innovations of all Cincinnatians.

Does Innovation Always Happen Outside The Box?

Jun 5, 2015

Innovation is critical to the success of a business, or an individual, coming up with a new product, service, method or procedure. And we’'ve all heard the cliché regarding innovation, that it requires thinking outside the box.

Keeping Money On-hand in Case of Emergency

May 29, 2015

As many Americans sadly discover each year, a sudden change in income or expenses can often cause severe hardship for individuals and families. The loss of a job, a disabling illness, even large, unexpected home or car repairs can suddenly create financial turmoil and a scramble to come up with the money needed to get by. 

Frisch's Announces Sale of Company

May 22, 2015

This morning Frisch's Restaurants Inc. announced the company is being sold to a private equity fund. Frisch’s hopes the deal will be finalized by September. Joining us for a quick update on the story is WCPO digital reporter Dan Monk

The Ambassador of Belgium is making an official visit to Cincinnati this week. He will tour the city, meet with local officials, and deliver the keynote speech at the European-American Chamber of Commerce'’s Gala Dinner. And he visits with us.

It can be difficult for urban entrepreneurs to start new, or maintain existing, businesses, especially without a business background or access to resources. MORTAR is a new program to help low-income urban entrepreneurs build or expand their businesses, using a nine-week entrepreneurship course designed to provide them with the tools to help them grow, as they better their communities.


Xavier creates student-run business program

May 11, 2015

  D'Artagnan Enterprises is the new Student-Run Business program at Xavier University‘s Williams College of Business.

ArtWorks Big Pitch for creative entrepreneurs

May 7, 2015
Provided, ArtWorks

  

Applications are now being accepted for the second ArtWorks Big Pitch. Presented by U.S. Bank, the Big Pitch is a 10-week mentorship program and pitch competition for established artists, makers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs competing for up to $20,000 in business grants. 

  

Massive security breaches at major companies such as Target, Home Depot and Anthem make national headlines, and are certainly real cause for alarm. But more than 75% of data breaches happen to small and medium-sized businesses, since criminals always look for the easiest, most vulnerable targets. 

A look at the Kroger - Dunnhummby acquisition

Apr 28, 2015

  We learned yesterday that Kroger has acquired the majority of Cincinnati-based DunnhumbyUSA, the data analysis company that provides it with customer information. 

  For more than 100 years the BBB, formerly known as the Better Business Bureau, has been helping people make better and more informed decisions when dealing with businesses, and setting and monitoring ethical standards for businesses.

Your financial plan, on one page

Apr 8, 2015

  Carl Richards is a certified financial planner and a columnist for the New York Times. In his latest book, Richards shares the one question that should be at the heart of your personal finance strategy: “Why is money important to me?” 

As they have become increasingly involved with information technologies and initiatives over the last decade, accountants and other financial professionals have shifted from being background statisticians to corporate strategists and are relied upon more to provide big-picture thinking and business forecasting.

 

Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide

Mar 3, 2015
Rowan & Litttlefield Publishers

This interview originally ran on December 18, 2013

In his book, “The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself,”  author Tim Leberecht argues that we underestimate the importance of romance in our lives, and that we can find it in and through business by designing products, services, and experiences that connect us with something greater than ourselves. 

O Canada

Feb 9, 2015

  Ohio sells more goods to Canada than to the state’s next ten largest foreign markets combined. In 2013, trade between Ohio and Canada exceeded $37 billion, and more than 300,000 Ohio jobs depended on trade and investment with our neighbor to the north.

UpLink connects students with startups

Jan 27, 2015

  During the last decade Greater Cincinnati has become an increasingly-popular hub for entrepreneurs and startup companies. One local business accelerator, UpTech, is hosting a first-of-its-kind career fair at its headquarters in Covington this February. The goal of the event, called UpLink, is to connect talented local students with startups who are looking to make new hires, both full-time and part-time, as well as who have internship opportunities.

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