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ASPIRE 2017 – Entrepreneurial pathways

Every entrepreneur takes a different path to achieve success, but they all share some common traits: confidence, a willingness to take risks and the ability to see a need that other people didn’t even realize existed.

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ASPIRE 2017 – Entrepreneurial pathways

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ASPIRE 2017 – Steven J. Demetriou

Over the years, Steven J. Demetriou has spent time in a wide range of industries, but he’s always approached leadership with the same philosophy.

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ASPIRE 2017 – Steven J. Demetriou

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ASPIRE 2017 – Edward F. Crawford

Edward F. Crawford was a young man working his way through school in the early 1960s when he first put his entrepreneurial skills to the test.

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ASPIRE 2017 – Edward F. Crawford

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ASPIRE 2017 – William E. Conway

Relationships are a key component in any line of work, but perhaps even more so when you’re the head of a business, says William E. Conway.

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ASPIRE 2017 – William E. Conway

Insights

What employers need to know as opioid problems hit the workplace

The opioid epidemic has reached every corner of society, including the workplace, says Dennis C. Daley, senior clinical director at UPMC Health Plan. Here’s what employers can do.

Revenue recognition standards are changing. Here’s what you should know.

Revenue is one of the most important measures used to assess a company’s performance, so it's important to record it correctly and consistently. J.W. Wilson of Clarus Partners shares what companies should know about the changes to revenue recognition standards.

Strategic planning and the importance of proper capitalization

Without a thoughtful five-year plan that’s updated annually to address shifts and changes in business cycles, companies often don’t have enough capital to compete effectively as they grow. Huntington Bank's Jim Altman talks about the importance of matching a financial plan to a strategic plan.

Misalignment of values can lead to sub-optimal performance

A company’s values should be the starting point of every strategic discussion, change initiative and performance discussion, but not all companies are able to clearly define those values. Sequent's Williams F. Hutter discusses how to avoid this mistake.

Common sense might not apply when it comes to copyright

Dan Thomson, a partner at Emerson Thomson Bennett, discusses copyright, Fair Use, and the ways in which companies leave themselves vulnerable in this area of the law.