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Owner’s Corner – The Foundations of an Enduring Construction Company with Randy Strebig (podcast)

Randy Strebig is the Founder and Owner of Strebig Construction, a construction firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When Randy founded the company in 1980, he focused the firm’s efforts on residential modeling, roofing, and concrete flatwork. Over the last 40 years, Strebig Construction has been expanding and evolving into a dominant force in commercial, industrial, and design/build projects. Randy and the Strebig Construction team are dedicated to taking a customer’s dream from idea to reality

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Owner’s Corner – Maximizing Value and Optimizing Outcomes when Selling your Business with Doug Conner and Alex Shortle (podcast)

Over the last 30 years, Doug Conner has been buying and selling lower-to-middle-market businesses in the Midwest. During this time, he has also worked as the Managing Director at Periculum Capital Company and the Principal at BrightPath Capital and Cardinal Ventures. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from DePaul University and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Alex Shortle has spent the bulk of his career supporting

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Owner’s Corner – Business Growth in Complex Times with Al Grossnickle (podcast)

Dr. Al Grossnickle is the owner of Strategic Venture Partners LLC, a consulting company that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses. For over a decade, Al worked as an Associate Professor of Business at Grace College, where he was also the Director of the William P. Gordon Institute. At the University of Saint Francis, Al served as the Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. He had also served as the President,

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How Much Should a Business Owner Salary Be?

What Is the Right Business Owner Salary? Building your own business can be a tremendously rewarding experience. However, no one ever said you have to work for free. You deserve to be adequately compensated for all of your hard work and financial investment. And, in some cases, the IRS may have an opinion on the matter, too! The requirement to take reasonable compensation for business owners may seem odd, but it makes a lot of

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How Women Negotiating Salary Compensation Can Get What They Deserve

Asking for more pay at work is not easy for most people. But when it comes to women negotiating salary increases, it appears to be especially challenging. Despite what some politicians and media personalities may lead you to believe, the gender pay gap is very real. Here are hard facts to prove it. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:[1] The median weekly earnings of full-time workers in the fourth quarter of

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Owner’s Corner – Wisdom from the Downtown Dentist with Dr. Matt Eckert (podcast)

Dr. Matt Eckert has been practicing dentistry for the past 28 years. Together with his business partner Ryan Hart, Matt operates Downtown Dental, a practice honored by his long-term patients. Matt completed his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, and Andrews

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