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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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Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think

This year sees some landmark anniversaries. Bill Gates, frequently cited as the wealthiest person alive, turns 60. J.K. Rowling, whose fortune is valued at approximately $830 million, turns 50, and we recognize the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.

While there can be little doubt as to the inordinate successes of these individuals, each also shares a characteristic that we don’t commonly associate with prominence and power: Introversion. The trait of introversion has been misunderstood for as long as we have had a language to describe it. At best, introverts are often branded as “shy” or “socially awkward,” at worst they are “uncooperative,” “neurotic” and “problem children.” …

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Build Supply Chain Resilience to Prevent Potential Crises

A middle market firm needs cash flow and supply chain resilience to maintain daily business operations. Whereas most companies can predict the cycle of available funds and use 12-month planning to maintain liquidity, supply chain integrity is less predictable and not entirely within a company's control. For proof, look no further than the

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Synacor

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