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investors
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5 Types of Investors for Startups

“The most meaningful way to succeed is to help others succeed.” -Adam Grant, organizational psychologist Investors are unique players in the growth process of a business. The level and quality of their involvement can ultimately help determine a company’s success or failure. It is imperative for budding entrepreneurs to take the time to learn about...
risk management
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How to Identify and Offset Risk to Build a Business That Lasts

The following is excerpted from "Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change" by Jonathan Brill (McGraw Hill, August 2021). Netscape founder Marc Andreesen, now a prolific startup investor, describes entrepreneurial risk management in terms of peeling an onion. On day one of a startup, you have a bulb full of...
college
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How to Run a Small Business While in College

If entrepreneurship runs in your blood, you may not want to wait until you’ve graduated from college to start a business. And why would you? Some of the most recognizable companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Dropbox, were founded by college students. But running a small business in college requires not only...
leader
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10 Crucial Differences of Being a Boss vs. Being a Leader

The saying, “people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers,” may have some truth behind it. A 2015 Gallup Poll of 7,272 U.S. adults found that at some point in their career, one in two had left their job to get away from their manager. Only one in three people are engaged at work, and managers...
pittsburgh
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Why You Should Consider Pittsburgh for Your Startup

Pittsburgh, once known for its steel industry, is making an economic transformation as one of the nation’s emerging technology hubs. A report by the Pittsburgh Technology Council estimates that the city is home to nearly 35,000 people working in software- and hardware-related professions. According to the report, this occupational cluster is expecting to add more...
Manage conflicts
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How Successful Leaders Manage Conflicts

They say that a good manager is distinguished from the rest by the way he takes care of the ones who are positioned below him. This is true for the most part. However, there are other things that would also be incredibly important and determining. In order to be constituted as a great leader and...
Management and Leadership
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6 Ways To Improve Management and Leadership In Your Business

While it’s important to focus on growth in any business, that can only be achieved with the right management and leadership. These tips can help you improve those areas of your business, so you can be ready for the next challenges your company may face. Plan development Improving the management and leadership of a business...
Positive Employee Engagement
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6 Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Engagement

Encouraging the best out of your workforce is a learning curve and one that should be met with as much enthusiasm and caution from both management and employees. With a reported 70 percent of employees in the U.S. reporting job dissatisfaction, establishing trust and enticing commitment from employees has never been a more pressing issue...