Experienced Dreamers: Giving Life to Hopeful Business Visionaries

Episode #71 |

Guests: Donna Korenich, Fred Thieman

Buddy talks with Fred Thieman of the Buhl Foundation, who provides an update to the "Experienced Dreamers" initiative, and the opportunities that exist in the City of Pittsburgh for veteran business visionaries to convene in order to turn their business dreams into a reality. Plus, he talks with solopreneur Donna Korenich, a human resources consultant, about the challenges facing the HR industry in a challenging economy, and what advice she's giving to job seekers, and employers to mitigate the challenges of unemployment.

Show Segments

Buddy's Rant: Of Solopreneurs and Supertemps
Buddy's Rant: Of Solopreneurs and Supertemps

Buddy rants about the recent report that notes the prevalence of "super temps" in the job market today, and notes that they aren't that far removed from one of Buddy's oft-discussed topics, solopreneurs.

Calling All Experienced Dreamers: Inside the City of Pittsburgh's Latest Business Initiative
Calling All Experienced Dreamers: Inside the City of Pittsburgh's Latest Business Initiative

Guests: Fred Thieman

Buddy Hobart provides an update into the City of Pittsburgh's "Experienced Dreamers" initiative, and its objective to provide a venue, and the resources, for business visionaries from around to country to relocate to Pittsburgh to enable their business dreams to become a reality. He talks with one of the business leaders spearheading the initiative, Fred Thieman of the Buhl Foundation.

How Are HR Professionals Coping With a Challenging Economy and a Shaky Job Market?
How Are HR Professionals Coping With a Challenging Economy and a Shaky Job Market?

Guests: Donna Korenich

Buddy talks with solopreneur Donna Korenich of Three Rivers Career Management, a Western Pennsylvania human resources consulting firm, about the challenges she faces in dealing with both employers and job seekers, given the question marks still floating around the current economy.  She also discusses the experience of solopreneurship, and her decision to put her wealth of HR experience to work for her own benefit.

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