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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Sierra Smith

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Let’s ride bikes! More businesses relying on two wheels to make deliveries

Austin Bible makes deliveries for La Prima Espresso in Pittsburgh. About 2.6 percent of Pittsburgh residents commute via bicycle and more local businesses are turning to bicycle deliveries. | Photo courtesy of Prima Expresso.

April 15, 2018 - 5:22pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Henry Stafford

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Businesses use worms to turn food scraps into valuable commodity

Red wigglers are used at Shadyside Nursery on Maryland Avenue in Pittsburgh to turn food scraps into nutrient-rich fertilizer. | Photo courtesy of Travis Leivo.

April 10, 2018 - 11:31am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Amanda Brinkman

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Pittsburgh companies help revelers get into the 'spirit' of Groundhog Day

A.J. Dereume, a member of the Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle and co-handler of Punxsutawney Phil, visits Phil-a-Palooza, sponsored by Wigle Whiskey. The Pittsburgh-based distiller produces a rye whiskey called Phil’s Shadow, in honor of the weather-predicting groundhog. | Photo by Benjamin Filio. Courtesy of Wigle Wiskey.

January 30, 2018 - 11:57am

Pittsburgh-area couple makes a living selling the dead

A taxidermied bearded dragon is among the many formerly live products sold by Mz. Jones' Curiosities, owned by Neil and Britney Jones of Bovard, Penn. | Photo courtesy of Mz. Jones' Curiosities.

 

January 9, 2018 - 12:12pm

Coffee, Tea or Me-ow: Cat cafes combine rescues and relaxation

Colony Cafe in Pittsburgh allows patrons to dine with adoptable cats. | Crain National photo by Kristy Locklin.

January 2, 2018 - 12:09pm

Natrona Bottling Co. puts the “pop” in mom-and-pop business

Red Ribbon soda comes off the bottling line at Natrona Bottling Co. in Natrona, Penn. The company, founded in 1904, produces 14 sodas, which are distributed across the United States. | Photo courtesy of Natrona Bottling Co.

December 6, 2017 - 12:32pm

Forget the mall. Holiday shoppers fill convention center seeking handmade gifts

Holiday shoppers in Pittsburgh not only flock to the malls, but also to craft shows, like the Handmade Arcade held each year at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. | Photo by Joey Kennedy. Used with permission of Handmade Arcade.

November 16, 2017 - 3:54pm

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