Posts Categorized: Business

Managing Creative People: A Beginner’s Guide

Multiple colors in a cloud abstract concept representing creative people.

Successfully leading a team is a challenge for any manager. When that team is composed of creative people, this responsibility can sometimes seem daunting. A “creative” is anyone who makes new things or thinks of new ideas, Merriam-Webster explains. By this definition, far more employees are “creatives” than one might imagine, from writers and musicians… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Companies Go Public

If a privately owned company is successful enough, it may have the opportunity to turn public. This decision is a monumental one. “Going Public” means a company will be able to sell stocks and shares, significantly expanding its growth potential. However, the company will also be subject new rules and concerns regarding its operations. These… Read more »

Going Public: The IPO Process

Initial public offerings, or IPOs, are a truly significant benchmark in the life of a company. IPOs are the means by which a company transitions from a private status to a public one, thus enabling it to sell stocks and shares. Doing so translates into the company acquiring increased funds and liquidity: in other words,… Read more »

Economic Growth: A Survey of Emerging Industries in the United States

Fifty years ago, who would have thought computers, the Internet and the endless advancement of technology would have such an impact on what workers do today and how they do it? Finding a career in one of the emerging industries  is essential for professional success. What emerging industries are growing at a rapid pace? Which… Read more »

Collaborative Consumption: The Explosive Rise of the Sharing Economy

Just a decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that you could rent an apartment or car from complete strangers. But in 2016, all of this is possible thanks to collaborative consumption. The raging success of the sharing economy is having a major impact on the way many people work, live and play. It is clear… Read more »

Balancing the Books: How Forensic Accountants Fight White Collar Crime

Fraud affects countless Americans every year and results in the loss of billions of dollars. With white collar crime such a widespread and complicated problem in the 21st century, many professionals are needed to address fraud effectively. Enter forensic accounting — an increasingly popular accounting specialty that deals with fraud and its legal ramifications. Forensic… Read more »

How to Become a Management Consultant

Understanding the needs of a business and solving its problems are challenging tasks. That’s why organizations often rely on outside consultants to analyze the issues, offer solutions and help the company meet its goals. No two days are alike for management consultants, who enjoy a strong salary and the chance to make a difference in… Read more »

Beyond Steel: The History of Pittsburgh Business

Pittsburgh has been affectionately called “The Steel City” for its prominent role in the Industrial Revolution and its key contributions to America’s rise in global business. In many ways, the growth of the U.S. economy can be examined by focusing on the history of Pittsburgh business. Before, during and after the steel boom, Pittsburgh has… Read more »

How Social Media and Advertising Came Together to Monetize the Online Experience

How Social Media and Advertising Monetize the Online Experience

Facebook reported in its 2014 results that it had surpassed 1.39 billion monthly active users worldwide. When compared to the current world population of 7 billion, that means close to 20 percent of people globally have a Facebook account. Facebook reports that more than 30 billion pieces of content are shared each month. These figures are… Read more »

Driving the Economy: A Breakdown of Regional Economics in the United States [Infographic]

Regional economics in the United States

The American economy produces the world’s second largest gross domestic product (GDP), an aggregate measure of economic production. From agriculture to health care, industries span the nation. Each region of the country, however, has unique claims to particular sectors. This infographic takes an in-depth look at regional economies, including what industries they specialize in.