Unleash Your Business Potential: The Power of Authentic Storytelling

By Erik Evans In an article from the Harvard Business Review Titled Storytelling that Moves People, “Most executives struggle to communicate, let alone inspire. Too often, they get lost in the accoutrements of company speak: PowerPoint slides, dry memos, and hyperbolic missives from the corporate communications departments. Even the most carefully researched and considered efforts […]


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By Holly Riddle  As anyone who’s ever searched for a job or internship knows, finding available jobs that align with your needs and experience and then applying to those jobs is like a job in of itself. It’s a time-consuming, lengthy, often frustrating process. However, a group of Penn State students and a new business […]

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Central PA SCORE chapter helping local small businesses thrive

By Mary Elder SCORE is made up of working and retired individuals with a range of skills and strong entrepreneurial backgrounds. Since 1964, nationally, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs start, grow, or successfully exit a business. SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentorships and education and the local […]

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Penn State students on the future of work

Photo Credit: Penn State University By Holly Riddle It used to be all about millennials. They ate too much avocado toast. They needed participation trophies. Helicopter parents made them aimless. Now, Gen Z adults, those under 26, are both up-and-coming college graduates and the newest members of the workforce. They’re supposedly switching up office speak […]

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When life gives you lemons… launch a cocktail subscription service

By Cara Aungst  Michael Tedesco working the Happy Valley Nomadic Spirits mobile bar. If you’ve had a great cocktail in Happy Valley in the past few years, there’s a good chance it was made by Michael Tedesco. He enjoyed bartending and making inventive cocktails from scratch, creating fresh flavor combinations that blended the best of […]

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Summer Founders program helps Penn State students jumpstart their business big ideas

By Staff Writer Photo: Happy Valley Launchbox In the summer months, most Penn State students head out of Happy Valley for summer jobs, internships or vacations, but for these seven student teams, their summer looked very different. They were part of Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program that has launched many businesses and helped countless […]

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Is the merger of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship key to creating change around the world?

By Cara Aungst ITC students in Phnom Penh, Cambodia learning about entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. As a professor of engineering entrepreneurship at Penn State, Frank Koe lives and breathes entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship — the concept of creating change from within corporations. He organized the conference, “Intrapreneurship: Employees as Changemakers” that was held at Penn State in […]

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