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A Little Jazz + A Little Networking = Big Things in Pittsburgh
Annette Beck
3/17/2014
Blog Resource
Summary:

Every Thursday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, something special happens at Little E's Jazz and Blues Club. During happy hour each week, entrepreneurs get together to tap into what's hot in the Pittsburgh start-up arena. Over drinks and cool jazz, they have the opportunity to interact and create relationships with potential financiers, university incubators, economic development thought leaders and other business stars.

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A New Vision for Capital Markets
Silbert Barry
4/13/2011
Audio Resource
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SecondMarket Founder and CEO Barry Silbert thinks his online marketplace for trading alternative assets can play an important role in creating a new model for capital markets. In this lecture, Silbert explains his personal path into entrepreneurship and describes the current growth of his firm, which has drawn attention for trading private stock in companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Silbert also offers reasons for why he thinks current public markets are broken and his vision of a new way forward.

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A Virtual Route to a High-Quality Brand
Williams John
3/1/2007
Article Resource
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The foundation of your company's brand is its logo. John Williams, creator of the original "do-it-yourself" logo Web site, explains how to create online a quality logo that can help build your brand quickly and inexpensively.

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Advertising
FastTrac
1/25/2007
Article Resource
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Many forms of advertising can be used by companies today but the only effective form of advertising is the one that reaches the eyes and ears of your intended audience.

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After the Start Up
Goncalves Gabriel
2/1/2003
Article Resource
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An entrepreneurial company just past the start up stage faces the issue of how to find customers for its product or service, price it right and get the word out, writes the founder of a software company and also a previous business. Meeting the challenges of phase two sets the stage for substantial growth, the author says.

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Aligning Compensation With Business Goals
Lieberman William
3/30/2006
Article Resource
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This veteran entrepreneur recommends a top-down approach to ensure a company's overall strategic goals drive the compensation plan. When clear objectives (including revenue targets) are defined for the business, entrepreneurs can better determine sales targets as well as how sales reps can help grow the company.

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All the World's a Niche
Johnson Robert L
2/1/1999
Article Resource
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Niche companies needn't be intimidated by their large corporate competitors because even the biggest companies must be adept at marketing differently to discreet audiences, writes the author, who founded the country's leading black-owned media concern. The solution is to stick to your specialty, maintain excitement with new ideas, and commit resources to expanding the brand.

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Artificial pancreas has a long way to go
Pogorelc Deanna
11/14/2011
Blog Resource
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Although progress has been made toward creating an artificial pancreas, there is still a long way to go. Read more about the work being done on this medical device.

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Benefits of social media outweigh risks, says former hospital CEO
Pogorelc Deanna
6/7/2012
Blog Resource
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Social media helps healthcare business leaders stay in touch with peers and the industry. Read one former hospital CEO's take.

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Biotech companies need to diversify, use new approaches to survive today
Baum Stephanie
10/26/2011
Blog Resource
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At this week's Biotech 2011 conference, speakers from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Merck spoke about how biotech companies can survive in this tough regulatory and economic environment.

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