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Healthcare Costs Remain an Unsettling Arena for Mid-Market Business Owners

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Public-opinion polls indicate that Obamacare seems to be slowly gaining in favor among American healthcare consumers and even taxpayers as the kinks are ironed out and as the number of previously uninsured people covered by the new law continues to rise, fulfilling one of the main purposes of the Affordable Care Act.

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Midsized Firms’ Growth Is Slowing Down and Stabilizing: A Blip or the New Normal?

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The middle market has a history of consistently recording strong revenue and employment growth.  But during the first quarter of 2015, that changed. For the first time in months, growth expectations slowed down and stabilized, according to the National Center for the Middle Market’s Q1 2015 Middle Market Indicator (MMI).

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Women Are Taking the Lead as Majority Owners of Mid-Market Businesses

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Women are becoming majority owners of midsized businesses at a breakneck pace. Their rate of ownership grew at one-and-a-half times the national average between 1997 and 2014, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Business report commissioned by American Express OPEN.

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Mid-Market Firms Are Concerned About Their Global Expansion Capabilities

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Many mid-market business owners plan to expand globally, but feel constrained, saying they lack the tools to manage a global workplace. According to a recent ADP study, two in five midsized business owners say globalization has affected how they conduct their day-to-day business.

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Why Warren Buffett Thinks Increasing the Minimum Wage to $15 Is a Bad Idea

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Warren Buffett, The "Oracle of Omaha," predicts how the rush to sharply raise the minimum wage will end. (Spoiler: badly for the people the policy purports to help.) And Buffett also offers a smart alternative to help low-income workers.

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Three Regions That Are Making it Worthwhile for CEOs to Think Green

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Besides recent efforts by many states to cut business and personal taxes recently, one of the most notable strains of economic-development policy has been the growing use by cities and states of tax incentives to drive their green economies.

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6 Steps for Achieving Successful Negotiations With an Activist Investor

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Before launching an all-out offensive against an activist investor, both sides should consider a middle path. No one has a monopoly on wisdom, and often an activist will have a worthwhile suggestion. Moreover, being willing to listen to properly presented ideas from a significant shareholder is part of a CEO’s and a board’s fiduciary responsibility.

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How to Make the Most of Your First 100 Days as CEO

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“The First 100 Days” is an old political term coined in the days of FDR and used ever since as a bellwether for the effectiveness of a new president. While pundits and politicians have long debated the significance of this benchmark, the concept might be more appropriate for another type of leader: The CEO.

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5 Things CEOs Need to Know About Data Governance

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Data analytics now plays a major role in almost every company’s strategy. As a result, it is increasingly becoming a topic of importance for corporate boards, with accountability no longer falling only to the CIO or chief data officer. As more and more organizations create data governance committees, establish formal data policies and invest millions in data-related solutions, CEOs cannot afford to be uninformed about how their organizations manage data.

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