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Archive for September, 2009

Sep
29

G-20 brings in the bucks for Pittsburgh!

By MikeD under G-20, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

G-20 summit declared $35 million success for Pittsburgh!  By Jeremy Boren, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 29, 2009.
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Sep
25

Obama gives Pittsburgh thumbs up for G-20!

By MikeD under G-20, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

Obama praises city in closing remarks, by Lou Corsaro, Pittsburgh Business Times, September 25, 2009.
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Sep
24

Q&A w/Ann Dugan, Assistant Director of Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

By MikeD under Entrepreneurship, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

Take a look at a recent interview with Ann Dugan of Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. IQ has had the good fortune of working with Ann through the IEE. It’s a great program for both established and aspiring entreprenurs. Of particular interest to us was Ann’s point regarding lessons she learned from her family’s business growing up…

You have to be quick to capitalize on opportunities. In my grandparents’ and mother’s generations, they had to make a couple systemic changes. They had to deal with World War II, which wasn’t the best for them, but the aftermath was. They decided to get out of the business of planing lumber and get more involved in distribution, and that’s when they added building supply products as well. They had to think of their competitive advantage and what they could do. In an entrepreneurial situation, you have to continually modify your vision and move it forward.

We agree with Ann’s sentiment.  It’s so important to be agile today. You have to understand your competition and devise a strategy to create a competitive advantage.

Visit Keystone Edge to read more…..

Sep
24

Google CEO names Pittsburgh as a model for other cities to follow!

By MikeD under G-20, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

Google CEO: Pittsburgh’s economy a model for others to follow, by Kim Lyons, Pittsburgh Business Times, September 23, 2009.
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Sep
23

The G-20 is Here and Pittsburgh is Ready!

By MikeD under G-20, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

Ravenstahl: Pittsburgh ‘ready’ for G-20!  By Kim Lyons, Pittsburgh Business Times, September 22, 2009.

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For more information on the G-20 and Pittsburgh check out Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership

Sep
17

All eyes on Pittsburgh for G20 Conference!

By MikeD under G-20, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

The revival of Pittsburgh – Lessons for the G20, The Economist, September 17, 2009.
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Sep
16

IQ Inc. joins the Parental Stress Center of Pittsburgh in the fight against SIDS!

By MikeD under 15 Year Anniversary Celebration, In The News, Inside IQ, Press Release

IQ Inc. recently partnered with the Parental Stress Center of Pittsburgh to help increase the awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the Pittsburgh area.  Throughout the month of August, IQ collected items which will be provided to low-income families at Safe Sleeping Workshops for parents.  Thank you to all who donated!
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Sep
15

Pittsburgh ranked one of top 20 strongest-performing metro areas

By MikeD under In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

Brookings: Pittsburgh ‘shielded’ from worst of recession; ranked one of top 20 strongest-performing metro areas, Pittsburgh Business Times, September 15, 2009.
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Sep
11

Guess which city was named a innovation-driven global leader? Pittsburgh!

By MikeD under In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

Southwest Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Spirit, recently featured Pittsburgh in its September issue.  The article describes Pittsburgh’s as “the blueprint poised to show the nation–and the world–the formula to economic and environmental transformation.”
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Sep
03

Why the city on the Ohio River is the perfect G-20 host!

By MikeD under G-20, In The News, Inside IQ, Pittsburgh News

Pittsburgh? Yes, Pittsburgh!  By Raquel Laneri, Forbes.com, September 2, 2009.
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