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The National Center for the Middle Market ensures the vital middle market receives the attention it deserves. The Center provides a voice and point-of-view for this critical yet understudied segment of the economy, driving national dialogue about its importance and impact.
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December 12, 2013
at 2:00 pm
Webinar 2:00 - 3:00 EST
Join Plante Moran and the National Center for the Middle Market in a discussion on December 12th on best innovation practices for your organization based off of results from Plante Moran’s 2013 Innovation Survey. Speakers include Michael Camp, founder of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Institute at The Ohio State University, Pedro Guillen, a contributor to the World Industrial Reporter, and managing partner of Kinetick Partners, a boutique innovation consulting firm, and Brian Langham, a Plante Moran partner and pro bono advisor to early stage digital and tech start-ups in incubator projects like Catapult Chicago. The webinar will be moderated by Matt Roush, editor of The WWJ Technology Report from CBSDetroit.com.
February 12, 2014
at 4:00 am
The National Center for the Middle Market understands the challenges middle market companies face when it comes to recuiting top talent, especially when they are forced to compete with larger firms, which is why we designed a career fair specifically for those firms. Join us at The Ohio State's Fisher College of Business campus for our third annual middle market career fair on February 12, 2014.
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When you have important decisions to make and employees looking for guidance, it's easy to get into a pattern of "just doing it." But many savvy middle market leaders have learned the benefits of stepping back to take stock of their management style. After all, every leader excels in different areas, and you can build a stronger company if you learn to play to your strengths and find ways (whether through skills building or strategic hires) to mitigate potential weaknesses.Read More >
Efficient supply chain management has been seen as a competitive advantage for decades. It helps companies cut costs, block competitors, and react quickly to market demands. Now, there's another aspect of supply chain management — resilience — that has clearly become important to remain competitive, particularly for mid-sized companies.Read More >
No matter your strategic objectives, market disruption is a brutal fact of life for many middle market companies. Everywhere are the corpses of once-triumphant corporate behemoths who have fallen victim to disruptive innovation. Rochester-based Kodak, once the world's largest producers of film, decided not to pursue the market-revolutionizing digital camera while its competitors did. In the end, Kodak's film business would be disrupted and the company would file for Bankruptcy. Having strategic objectives is fine, but be prepared for disruption — and try to lead it.Read More >