Hospital Mergers: Rarely good for patients and physicians

The Berger Health System merger with OhioHealth that took place earlier in the year has various implications on the industry and patients.  In the past couple of years, Ohio has seen a handful of other significant hospital mergers.  For instance, the Cleveland Clinic purchased Martin Health System, in a deal worth $500 million.  And, in […]

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“Shop Small” on November 24th

Small Business Saturday is this coming Saturday, November 24, 2018.  Since it’s inception in 2010, this day, which is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, has continued to grow in popularity.  Small Business Saturday is a response to big box store’s “Black Friday” and online retailer’s “Cyber Monday”.  Many people do not realize that Small Business […]

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Amazon: Good For Small Business?

For several years, Amazon has enjoyed a stronghold in the internet retailing sector.  Essentially, Amazon has become the online version of Walmart.  As of yesterday, the company is attempting something (somewhat) unique by creating “storefronts” with products from small to mid-size companies.  Amazon is attempting to appeal to customers that prefer to “shop small”, likely […]

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Don’t Let This Kill Your Buzz About Medical Marijuana

In America, we are conditioned to think that the first entrants into an industry are destined to experience the most success.  While this mindset is not necessarily flawed, it is often best to wait until things shake out.  New industries have a life cycle similar to that of individual products or services, which means that […]

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Motorized Scooters Bring More Customers to Small Businesses

The recent influx of motorized scooters in downtown Columbus and Ohio State’s campus has been quite the disrupter and conversation starter.  Even the way in which the scooters showed up on city sidewalks was creative and somewhat comical; we went to sleep one night and woke up the next morning scratching our heads in confusion […]

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