Entrepreneurship http://wesa.fm en TV Program Shows How to START UP a Company http://wesa.fm/post/tv-program-shows-how-start-company <p>Many Americans dream of owning their own business, but too often statistics and a fearful economy stop their progress- not Gary Bredow.</p><p>He started his own production company after quitting his desk job and he now hosts the public television program, <a href="http://startup-usa.com">START UP</a>, where he talks with American entrepreneurs.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:08:57 +0000 Katherine Blackley 19318 at http://wesa.fm TV Program Shows How to START UP a Company Tech Startup Ideas Can Take Root at Pittsburgh Startup Weekend http://wesa.fm/post/tech-startup-ideas-can-take-root-pittsburgh-startup-weekend <p>This weekend budding entrepreneurs and those curious about launching a startup will gather in Pittsburgh for Startup Weekend. It’s part of a global grassroots movement that follows a basic model: participants pitch their startup ideas and they get feedback from peers. Teams form around topic ideas which are determined by votes and then comes 54 hours of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:45:02 +0000 Deanna Garcia 18310 at http://wesa.fm Asking for Advice May Be All the Advice You Need http://wesa.fm/post/asking-advice-may-be-all-advice-you-need <p>Raul-Valdes Perez was co-founder, chairman, and nine-year CEO of <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ibm.com%2Fsoftware%2Fdata%2Finformation-optimization%2F&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGiPUvG7q6R_mCgyKiHuxXD6m9tmQ">Vivisimo</a>. He's also the author of <a href="http://adviceisforwinners.com/"><em>Advice is for Winners: How to Get Advice for Better Decisions in Life and Work</em></a>. He claims the secret to his success is simple: ask for advice when making decisions and you will be more successful.</p><p>According to Perez people who need help should ask: What is the task at hand? Do we have enough knowledge and experience to do this confidently? What area of the task do I need help with? Who can help me? How can I reach out to them? Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:56:14 +0000 Nick Frost 16693 at http://wesa.fm Asking for Advice May Be All the Advice You Need Three Rivers Venture Fair: Financing Your Entreprenuerial Ideas http://wesa.fm/post/three-rivers-venture-fair-financing-your-entreprenuerial-ideas <p>When it comes to getting a business off the ground people go in search of <a href="http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/angelinvestor.asp">angels </a>or <a href="http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/explore-loans-grants-fu-2">venture capitalists</a> to help make their dreams a reality. But what's the difference? And how do you attract their attention to your project? Business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> reports this week on the <a href="http://3rvf.com/">Three Rivers Venture Fair</a> where prospective business owners could find possible financial backing.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out more about Angel Investing and Venture Capitalism: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 7489 at http://wesa.fm Three Rivers Venture Fair: Financing Your Entreprenuerial Ideas The History of Women's History Month http://wesa.fm/post/history-womens-history-month <div class="field-item even"><p><a href="http://womenshistorymonth.gov/">Women’s History Month</a> had its origins as a national celebration in 1981. Business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong>, Director of Chatham University <a href="http://www.chatham.edu/cwe/">Center For Women's Entrepreneurship </a>looks at the history behind this celebration and what it means for women in business. Find out <a href="http://bit.ly/W2oWFW">more </a>about Women's History Month events in&nbsp;Pittsburgh.</p></div><p><br> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:36:34 +0000 Heather McClain 2017 at http://wesa.fm The History of Women's History Month The Business of Event Planning with Rebecca Harris http://wesa.fm/post/business-event-planning-rebecca-harris <p>Are you the one who always organizes get togethers for family and friends? Are you a social butterfly? From marathons to corporate gatherings, event planning is a highly profitable business, with a surprisingly low startup cost. And the industry has grown tremendously in the past decade. This week our business contributor <a href="http://www.chatham.edu/cwe/"><strong>Rebecca Harris</strong></a> looks at the business of event planning.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 1572 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Event Planning with Rebecca Harris