December 19, 2018

Breaking down your options for fundraising

Perhaps the most important skill of an entrepreneur or a leader of a growing company is fundraising. Asking people to give you their money...Read on.

August 24, 2018

Build it and they will come?

Let’s just create a marketing plan, hire some salespeople and hit the streets to sell our products. After all, generating revenue is as simple as that, isn’t it...Read on.

May 24, 2018

Are you cash flow positive?

The origin of “cash is king” isn’t clear. According to Wikipedia, it became a popular phrase after the global stock market crash in 1987, but I think we all knew that cash was king long before 1987...Read on.

February 26, 2018

Founders, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get

As ideas turn into working models and then into companies and commercially available products, many obstacles are in the way. Certainly, founders and CEOs look for ways to brighten their path and avoid pitfalls... Read on.

January 2, 2018

Just the right amount of governance

Governance in the general sense deals with the act of making laws and managing a governing body, like a country or state. Governance in the corporate world is similar, but different... Read on.

October 30, 2017

Management accounting necessary, but underappreciated

When I was growing up, I always wanted to be an accountant. I guess I thought my math interests and skills were a good fit for that profession. When I was in college, I quickly... Read on.

September 1, 2017

Bosses are team members, too.

With many bosses over the years, I can say I have seen them all. But I have been more fortunate that my bosses were mostly great. And the great ones had the same basic qualifications: smart, sensitive, listening, caring and willing to change. Read on.

July 1, 2017

Growth is Good

A business must plan for growth and manage resources effectively to handle increased business volume and the pressures on resources that brings. Growth is good, right? Read on.

March 1, 2017

Punched in the Mouth

Strong leaders stick to the plan; wise leaders have a Plan B. It's always a good idea to have a plan for everything you do, from a plan for cutting... Read on.

February 2, 2017

New venture for former PLSG CEO

John Manzetti, who retired as president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse last December, has a new venture... Read on.

January 3, 2017

Hitting upon the right fit with job candidates

Perhaps the most important trait in a good leader is managing hiring and firing. Good leaders don’t hire “followers.” They hire individual thinkers who can help shape the path forward and are leaders... Read on.

November 2, 2016

Celebrating the area’s top executives

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is honored to partner with Smart Business to present the 2016 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards. We, at the Pittsburgh office, are excited to be part of this celebration of leadership... Read on.

September 6, 2016

Health Care Heroes

John Manzetti, started his health care career in 1999 on the finance side as a CFO for Nomos Corp., and that has served him well since... Read on.

February 24, 2016

What Actually Drives Innovation in the Life Sciences Industry

With the evolving digital landscape and its impact on the technology sector, innovation has become a buzzword for many different categories. Within the saturated landscape, it’s important to take a step... Read on.

May 5, 2015

Two Reasons Why Life Science Investments Are Booming

Recent reports are showing an increased interest in life science investments. MIT Technology Review reported that venture capital investment in U.S. life sciences startups rose to $8.6 billion, a 29 percent... Read on.

May 1, 2015

6 Ways Millennials Are Driving The Healthcare Technology Industry

Millennials━ages 18 to 34━are changing the landscape of healthcare and are one of the driving forces for more healthcare technology, according to studies like Salesforce’s “State of the Connected Patient” report... Read on.

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