Philadelphia Roundtables

Navigating the unique challenges of a family business, sponsored by St. Joseph’s University

SmartCEO and St. Joseph's University gathered a group of Philadelphia-area CEOs to discuss their family business's founding principles, and how they have evolved over time. Panelists shared how they handle
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tax facts

Ready to file: CPAs share the tax facts CEOs need to know in 2017 and beyond

This year promises to be an especially turbulent one for your tax planning, as a new Republican administration and Congress work on plans to overhaul the tax code. SmartCEO and
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Think tank

Managing a remote workforce, sponsored by Comcast Business

SmartCEO and Comcast Business gathered a group of Philadelphia-area Future 50 winners to discuss the most important ground rules for any business considering industry diversification.
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growth

Riding the wave: CEOs share their strategies for staying on top of fast growth

Fast growth is both an exciting ride and a heavy responsibility. As people and systems scale, CEOs must keep a level head and decide which risks are worth taking, and
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Consumer health engagement: health ownership, sponsored by Cigna

Podcast: SmartCEO and Cigna gathered Philadelphia-area executives to shed light on how individual health ownership continues to be a challenge for employers focused on driving optimal health benefit costs and
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Using industry diversification to sustain long-term growth, sponsored by Comcast Business

Podcast: Comcast Business and SmartCEO asked panelists to share the most important ground rules for diversification, and how to know that the time is right.
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Leading a multi-generational workforce, sponsored by Comcast Business

SmartCEO and Comcast Business gathered finalists for the 2016 Philadelphia Circle of Excellence Awards to shed light on the most important changes as millennials come to dominate the workforce.
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Consumer health engagement: health ownership, sponsored by Cigna

Podcast: SmartCEO and Cigna gathered Philadelphia-area executives to shed light on how individual health ownership continues to be a challenge for employers focused on driving optimal health benefit costs and
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Anticipating and managing change in your business, sponsored by Comcast Business

Podcast: SmartCEO and Comcast Business gathered a group of Philadelphia-area Brava winners to discuss what change management means for a modern business.
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TD Bank

Navigating the maze: A roundtable discussion on legal issues

What you don’t know could land you in court. Between the Affordable Care Act, wage-and-hour regulations and the need to regulate employees’ activities on social media, many companies are one
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Corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, sponsored by Comcast Business

Podcast: SmartCEO and Comcast Business gathered a group of Philadelphia-area Brava winners to discuss in what ways their business engages with the local community.
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Mentorship, sponsored by Friedman LLP

Podcast: SmartCEO and Friedman LLP gathered a group of Philadelphia-area Brava winners to discuss how mentors have shaped their careers.
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Pros and cons of a family business, sponsored by St. Joseph’s University

Podcast: SmartCEO and St. Joseph's University gathered a group of Philadelphia-area CEOs to discuss the challenges and rewards of running a family business.
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Hiring for Growth, sponsored by Comcast Business (New Jersey)

Podcast: SmartCEO and Comcast Business gathered New Jersey-area CEOs to discuss their processes for hiring and training during fast growth.
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Hiring for Growth, sponsored by Comcast Business (Philadelphia)

Podcast: SmartCEO and Comcast Business gathered Philadelphia-area CEOs to discuss their processes for hiring and training during fast growth.
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Mentorship

The right stuff: Philly’s top female CEOs share how mentorship has shaped their career

Mentorship is a valuable tradition in business that has helped some of today’s greatest leaders rise through the ranks. The mentee-mentor relationship is a powerful one, and has the potential
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Outsourcing to Grow Profitability for Small Businesses, sponsored by SecurElement

Podcast: SmartCEO and SecurElement gathered Philadelphia-area CEOs to share how outsourcing has driven profitability for their companies.
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TD Bank

Philadelphia’s experts share advice on your 2016 tax strategy

What new tax regulations do you need to know about this year? And what are some best practices you should always keep in mind? SmartCEO and TD Bank gathered a
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Stories and Strategies to Drive Profitability and Excellence, sponsored by Comcast Business

Podcast: SmartCEO and Comcast Business asked finalists and winners of this year's Circle of Excellence program to share the strategies that helped them lead their companies to profitability.
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Consumer Health Engagement, sponsored by Cigna

Podcast: Individual health ownership continues to be a challenge for employers focused on driving optimal health benefit costs and workforce productivity. This discussion focuses on new customer engagement strategies and
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Talent Development, sponsored by Drexel

Podcast: SmartCEO and Drexel University gathered Philadelphia-area CEOs to share their insights on talent development.
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Consumer Health Engagement (Part 2), sponsored by Cigna

Podcast: Individual health ownership continues to be a challenge for employers focused on driving optimal health benefit costs and workforce productivity. This discussion focuses on new customer engagement strategies and
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Talent development: Embracing learning as a process, not a program

Training and development has always been a crucial issue for business, but the learning landscape has changed drastically as technology alters the ways we work with and process information. SmartCEO
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Special relationships: The benefits and challenges of supplier diversity

More and more companies are realizing the benefits of working with certified diverse suppliers, especially as the face of business in America becomes more diverse generally. SmartCEO gathered certified women-
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Prepare your business for succession, audits and other tax liabilities

No one likes to think about taxes, and we’re all tempted to postpone our tax planning until the last possible moment. SmartCEO gathered some of Philadelphia’s top tax advisors to
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Philly CEOs share lessons learned on leading through a crisis

Crises are inevitable in some form and, without proper planning, leaders can be left in a panic. It’s important to know what you can do to plan for change, and
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How to prevent costly breaches in tech security: Tips from Philly’s experts

With fast-paced changes in technology, cybersecurity is at its most important. But it’s not always the malicious hackers that pose a threat; sometimes it’s poor practices, trends in technology or
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Why private equity isn’t the Big Bad Wolf, and how to get the most out of it

Private equity firms have a bad reputation for coming in, cutting costs, firing people and taking over businesses. But private equity (PE)can be an excellent growth opportunity and even become
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How Philadelphia’s leaders build innovative cultures that ground their companies

Corporate culture is the secret sauce that separates the great from the good, and the memorable from the forgettable. But shaping and maintaining the culture you want is easier said
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Why Philadelphia is seeing a manufacturing renaissance

Philadelphia might not be known as a smokestack city anymore, but its manufacturing sector is seeing a resurgence. Once at a loss against overseas competitors, these builders and makers are
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How Philly companies create a global footprint

In today’s connected world, we’re no longer just competing with the business down the street; we’re up against competitors across the globe. But that also means the world’s emerging markets
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Family business leaders discuss succession planning

For a family business, succession planning is no small matter. From choosing which relatives to carry on the family name to arranging a financial transaction that benefits all parties, the
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SmartCEO December 2013

Philly CPAs: How to keep your bottom line healthy

In uncertain times like these, it’s more important than ever to keep your bottom line healthy and your budgets balanced. That’s why SmartCEO gathered some of Philadelphia’s most respected CPAs
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SmartCEO December 2013

What big data means for your business

As technology has advanced in the past few years, the amount of information we can collect, store and analyze — about our customers, prospects, employees and competitors — has increased
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How industry leaders identify and groom star players

As one generation of employees nears retirement age, it’s more important than ever to focus on acquiring and developing talent in a way that resonates with both the goals of
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