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The Generation of Entrepreneurs

Millennials are often labeled with negative stereotypes. They’re seen as cocky, narcissistic, entitled or unfocused. As a millennial myself, I can say that I definitely understand where they come from. After I graduated college, right smack in the middle of the Great Recession, I honestly felt hopeless. Four years, a degree and thousands of dollars later, there I was without …

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10 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week

In its 51st year, we are excited to see National Small Business Week come to one of our U.S. offices.  PGi’s Kansas City office, home to nearly 300 employees, is excited about attending the KC leg of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) annual Small Business Week road tour. Not familiar with National Small Business Week? Here are 10 things …

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The Force of Intrapreneurship and How to Nurture it Within Your Company

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Entrepreneurship is a tough road. One of the toughest. The risk, the change, the volatility—it’s not for everyone, in spite of the benefits. Even the most creative minds might feel more at home in the comfort of a larger company, free to hone their professional skills without the worries that come with being an entrepreneur. However, knowledge workers in particular …

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The Changing Face of Entrepreneurship: Trends to Watch

Entrepreneurship is very near and dear to my heart. While my title and responsibilities may have changed over the years, I still picture myself as the young kid paving driveways at sixteen, passionate about having a business of my own. I’ve said many times over the years that the entrepreneurial spirit can be summed up in two words: risk and …

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New Schools of Thought

I went to college. In fact, I earned a Master’s degree in literature and taught writing courses for five years. I espoused the ideals of Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind and the value of a classic education. And yet today I rarely use the advanced literary skills I acquired in college, though I continue to read and write voraciously. Sometimes …

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