Family Business Navigator

by Susan Hileman, NWIRC Strategic Business Advisor What makes family-owned businesses different? Some owners state their success—and perhaps their very survival—is related to the fact they are family-owned. Studies have shown family-owned businesses can out-perform other types of businesses by…

Lean: It’s More Than Spring Cleaning

by Craig Corsi, Lead Consultant, Vie Associates, LLC With Spring upon us, some of us may have already begun tackling those chores we have on our spring cleanup checklist. It’s an annual rite-of-passage this time of year to begin preparing…

Compliance with DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements

Manufacturers in Northwest PA who are contractors or subcontractors doing business with the Department of Defense should be assessing their compliance with the newest cybersecurity requirements for safeguarding information and incident reporting. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS 252.204-7012)…