Ohio Business News

business (8)Having a business- whether it is small or has many employees-requires to have an online presence. A website that has current information is a must for many businesses nowadays, and if your business is retail the information you have on your website can make a big difference in how much business you do online. Read the articles below to find more news about Northeast Ohio.

5 Easy Ways to Lose Customers 

No one wants to lose customers. But in a competitive environment, the smallest slip can do just that. In fact, 29 percent of customers will not order from an online store again if just one order is incorrect. This statistic and others are included in this infographic from Webgistix, an online fulfillment company, which breaks down the easiest ways to earn a customer’s loyalty or lose it forever through shipping and delivery errors.

Ohio energy efficiency and renewable energy laws headed for a vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Republican-led effort to change Ohio’s energy laws at the request of the state’s electric utilities — and over the objections of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the Ohio Manufacturers Association and several environmental groups — is headed for a showdown Wednesday.

The Senate Republican Caucus met until midnight Tuesday debating a number of bills, including whether to go ahead Wednesday to vote a bill out of the Senate Utilities Committee that would upend the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates.

But two separate sources early Wednesday morning said the chances of that happening were very slim, based on the tone of the debate and concerns raised during the caucus about the legislation’s impact on consumer electric bills.

Government Files Suit Against Canton, Ohio-based Tab Construction and Its Owner for Allegedly Defrauding the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program

The government has filed a complaint against Canton, Ohio-based TAB Construction Co. Inc. (TAB) and its owner, William E. Richardson III, for allegedly making false statements to the Small Business Administration (SBA) to obtain certification as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) company, the Justice Department announced today.

 “The HUBZone program is intended to create jobs in areas that historically have had trouble attracting business,” said Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division Stuart F. Delery.  “The Justice Department will take strong enforcement action when companies obtain contracts to which they are not entitled.”
The government alleges that TAB used its fraudulently procured HUBZone certification to obtain four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ construction contracts worth millions of dollars.  Each of those contracts had been set aside for qualified HUBZone companies.  The government’s complaint asserts claims against TAB and Richardson under the False Claims Act and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989.
Allegedly, Richardson originally applied to the HUBZone program in 2000 by claiming that TAB’s principal office was located in a designated HUBZone when no TAB employees worked out of the HUBZone office, and TAB actually was located in a non-HUBZone.