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How to sustain business growth during tough economic times

Learn how pacesetting middle-market companies have bucked negative economic and market trends, either through steady, incremental expansion, or through a breakout event, to trigger growth.

A new report by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) , the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Middle-Market Initiative strategic partner, explores how a company's performance in executing these eight well-established dimensions of management creates sustained growth:

  • Retaining talent

  • Developing a processes for evaluating innovation ideas

  • Spelling out management focus

  • Maintaining close relationships with credit providers

  • Exploring domestic markets for expansion

  • Focusing on core products

  • Watching the financial health of the firm

  • Integrating better with key partners

The report says that by implementing these best practices, middle-market firms may be able to achieve and sustain growth, even in a slow economy.

Click here to access the report. The NCMM is a collaboration between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and GE Capital.