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Forbes Magazine has named Pittsburgh its “Most Livable City” in its annual report that looks at unemployment, crime, income growth, arts and leisure, and cost of living. Check out the article in Forbes Magazine by Francesca Levy, April 2010.
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Recent graduates stick around after graduation! Pittsburgh was rated a top city for new graduates by the Huffington Post. From our booming education and health care industries, to our nightlife and cultural scenes, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer young professionals in addition to a job!
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Barbara VanKirk, President and Owner of IQ Inc. was recently featured on Pittsburgh Business Radio 1360AM WMNY. The program, hosted by Ron Morris, ten time entrepreneur over his thirty five plus year career and founder of Pittsburgh Business Radio, focused on Ms. VanKirk’s entrepreneurial story and the development of IQ Inc.
Barbara VanKirk, President & Owner of IQ Inc. was a featured panelist for Seton Hill University’s Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series titled “Impact Technology: An Entrepreneurial Perspective” held on Tuesday, November 17th 2009 from 6-7:30PM at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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Barbara VanKirk to be featured panelist in Seton Hill University’s upcoming Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series
Barbara VanKirk, President & Owner of IQ Inc. will be a featured panelist in Seton Hill University’s upcoming Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series “Impact Technology: An Entrepreneurial Perspective”, Tuesday, November 17th 2009 from 6-7:30PM at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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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.
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