2011 Annual Highlights
The stories, data, and pictures in the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s 2011 Annual Highlights document the tremendous impact we had last year and tell a compelling story about our ability to help entrepreneurial business leaders harness the power of innovation, collaboration, and knowledge to increase profit margins, create jobs, diversify revenue streams, connect to emerging markets, and secure new research and development dollars. We take pride in knowing that, collectively, the people we serve are fueling southwestern Pennsylvania’s resurgent economy.
Our approach features a dynamic mix of programs and services designed specifically for family-owned businesses and closely-held firms. Through our educational series, we bring engaging, internationally-known experts to our region to share cutting-edge information about new trends, practices, and innovative models that can be immediately applied in pursuit of business goals such as improving sales performance, launching new products, or attracting and retaining good workers. Customized assistance from our team of consultants is available for both emerging leaders and seasoned executives to help them overcome obstacles and leverage strengths so they can achieve success now and in the future.
Sharing is an important part of being successful so we also provide opportunities for
entrepreneurs to participate in professionally-led peer forums that meet regularly in an environment of confidentiality and trust to explore business, family, and personal aspects of operating a business. Our signature socials, meanwhile, help build networks, a critical resource for small businesspeople.
Representing companies at every stage of development from a cross range of industries located throughout the area, these leaders inspire us. We consider it a great privilege and an honor to support the work they do, and are grateful for the generous financial support from individuals, families, companies, and foundations committed to making this region a great place for entrepreneurs.