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Your Profitable Growth Newsletter & Video
 July 2010
in this issue
:: Letter from the Editor: Why business in the 'Burgh beats Cleveland.
:: Profitable Growth Video: Sell, Deliver, & Develop
:: Is Your Business World-Cup-Worthy?
:: With our economy still in flux, many of you may be wondering:
:: Innovation! Don't Stress Me But Tell Me What Kind You Need!
Letter From The Editor: Why business in the 'Burgh beats Cleveland.
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"So, Andy, why is business better in Pittsburgh than in Cleveland?"
After repeatedly being asked, I wrote an article for today's Pittsburgh Business Times answering this question. While I can say the answer has to do with topography you can click HERE to read it now if you are a subscriber, or send me an email requesting a free copy when its available in 30 days or simply call me at 412-973-2080 and I'll be glad to share my thoughts in person.

To your profitable growth!   
- Andy -
Profitable Growth Video:
Sell, Deliver, & Develop
If you have a business plan and whether you like it or not you certainly have been offered plenty of options for creating a better one.
But is it a better plan you need or a simple way to insure your business is profitably growing? Here is a very simple way to plan your work and work your plan.

 

Is Your Business World-Cup-Worthy?

I'd like to point you to a piece I've just written titled, "Is Your Business World-Cup-Worthy?"World Cup Soccer
In this piece, I posed a question to you, the reader.  
 
And that question is,
"If your company was a World Cup team, how would it do in terms of:  Preparation, Coaching, Fans, and Commentators?"
 
Read More...
With our economy still in flux, many of you may be wondering:
eTEQ Summer
Pittsburgh Technology Council names Andy Birol Columnist for their online eTEQ Magazine to help cover topics and answer questions like: 
With our economy still in flux, many of you may be wondering: 
  • How has my marketplace changed its buying behavior and how should my firm respond?
  • How can I create more profitable growth?
  • What new channels for profitable growth can I pursue?
To learn Andy's answers, read the article...
Innovation! Don't Stress Me But Tell Me What Kind You Need!
I am sitting here facing a deadline to write this article on innovation!  Isn't it ironic yet obvious how innovation, stress and deadlines always seem to go hand-in-hand! Everyone needs and craves innovation, yet the more we chase it, the more elusive discovering the next "it" or "thing" seems to be. Most of us have cut all the costs we can and are already working harder than ever. What breakthrough can we create to enhance our results and profits?  Read More. 
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