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What is a Business Development Manager?

It takes a lot of talent and skills to make a startup succeed, and in the business world, there’s one job in particular that requires skill sets from multiple disciplines. It takes parts of marketing, sales, data analysis and more to create invaluable team members: a business development manager. What do business development managers do?...
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Do Schools Hinder Entrepreneurship?

“Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time. In his entertaining and provocative presentation, Sir Ken Robinson says (referring largely to the state of education today) that “..if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. And by the time they get to...
digital marketing
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Understanding and Implementing the Digital Marketing Funnel

While marketing has existed for centuries, the way that marketers interact with customers has changed significantly in the last few decades. The advent of the internet and the rise of social media have led to major shifts in marketing strategy. Digital marketing funnel vs. traditional marketing funnel The idea of a marketing funnel has existed...
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How to Buy a Startup Business

Becoming an entrepreneur doesn’t always mean starting a business from scratch. In some cases, buying an existing business can be a much more appealing option. While the up-front costs of buying a business are greater on paper, Entrepreneur explains, the risk is lower because the business is probably already turning a profit. Buying an existing...
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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...
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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...
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Education: It Doesn’t Come from School

It's back to school season, and as my son left the house today, it got me thinking about the topic of education. Let's start with my favorite thing, a quote: I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Preach it Mr. Twain, preach it. As a father of a high school student who has...