Location, Location, Location: Why Where You Set Up Shop Could Make or Break Your Company

Episode #1,397 |

Guests: MaryAnn Fatheddin, Bill Gillespie, Doug Heuck, Guangyoung Li

When starting a company, one of the many decisions you must make along the way is where you want to headquarter the business. While one temptation is to set up shop where you are personally based, the demographics and related metrics of that particular region may not be the best fit for your company. For prospective business owners looking to set up shop in Pittsburgh, the first stop to learn the demographic information essential to the success of the company should be Pittsburgh Today, a clearinghouse for all of the relevant metrics that comprise the Western Pennsylvania region. The man behind Pittsburgh Today, as well as the publisher of Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine, Doug Heuck, joins The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, to discuss the importance of knowing the makeup of the city where you live and work.

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Location: Why Where You Set Up Shop Could Make or Break Your Company
Location: Why Where You Set Up Shop Could Make or Break Your Company

Guests: Doug Heuck

When starting a company, one of the many decisions you must make along the way is where you want to headquarter the business. While one temptation is to set up shop where you are personally based, the demographics and related metrics of that particular region may not be the best fit for your company. For prospective business owners looking to set up shop in Pittsburgh, the first stop to learn the demographic information essential to the success of the company should be Pittsburgh Today, a clearinghouse for all of the relevant metrics that comprise the Western Pennsylvania region. The man behind Pittsburgh Today, as well as the publisher of Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine, Doug Heuck, joins The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, to discuss the importance of knowing the makeup of the city where you live and work.

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