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Spotlight: Brenda DeCroo

Spotlight: Brenda DeCroo

After graduating from Penn State University with a degree in accounting, I held a number of different jobs—real estate agent, retail manager, outside sales. At age 30, I finally settled into an accounting position and used my degree. I was happy to be able to learn and grow in a respectable occupation and to work for a global manufacturing company based in Pittsburgh that had […]

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To Succeed in Business, You Need a Team

To Succeed in Business, You Need a Team

By Janice Palko According to the Small Business Administration, a business that started in 2004 had a 78.9 percent chance of lasting one year. However, that same business had a less than 50-50 chance (48.9 percent) of making it to the five-year mark. There are many reasons why a business may fail, believing you can launch, maintain, or expand a business without any help is […]

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I Just Want IT To Work

I Just Want IT To Work

Call Kevin Campbell When You “Just Want Your Computer to Work” If you use a computer, you are no doubt familiar with this scenario: Your computer goes haywire and you try everything in your limited repertoire of repair skills only to find yourself still sitting in front of a malfunctioning computer. That’s when you give up, lay your head down on the keyboard in defeat, […]

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Pittsburgh Startup ModCloth: Turning the Women’s Retail Clothing World Inside Out

Pittsburgh Startup ModCloth: Turning the Women’s Retail Clothing World Inside Out

When Susan Gregg Koger was in high school, she had no clue that her penchant for vintage clothing would lead to founding one of the nation’s fastest growing retailers. The Florida native came to Pittsburgh in 2002 along with her then boyfriend Eric Koger (now her husband) to attend Carnegie Mellon University. The Floridians’ need for warm winter clothing led them to thrift stores, where […]

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Pittsburgh Networking

Pittsburgh Networking

For me, networking is about finding the people and firms that I would like to do business with and also recommend to my clients and associates. Tom Pollard – CEO, Popular Pittsburgh   Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Need to Get the Word Out Seasoned business people know what they need to do to accomplish their goals. While always tweaking their marketing approach, they have a good idea about […]

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CME Websites: Keeping Alert for the Next Opportunity

CME Websites: Keeping Alert for the Next Opportunity

One idea of entrepreneurial success is the man or woman with a vision who introduces a new product or service and achieves fame and prosperity. Another, and more practical approach, is simply to listen and watch for opportunities in your own business environment.  At CME Websites {Code Media Essentials}, our company growth has been fueled far more by “paying attention” than by innovative brilliance. CME actually began […]

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit Lives in This Corner of Pennsylvania

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Lives in This Corner of Pennsylvania

Men and women who were born to be entrepreneurs start businesses in our area every day. Some folks have the entrepreneurial spirit in their DNA.  Others develop this spirit by examining their options and deciding that being the boss makes sense.  And still more find themselves with a talent or craft that they attempt to monetize.  All three groups produce both successful businesses and business […]

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    By: Tom Pollard On November 4, 2017, I entered the Benedum Center to experience Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro. It was opening night, and I arrived at the theater an hour before the opera began to take advantage of their free Pre-Opera Talk. I like the background information given in these presentations. The story in this work is...
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