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A Look into Holiday Spending

A Look into Holiday Spending   According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) recent survey of over 7,400 holiday shoppers, young adults from ages 18 to 24 are expected to increase their spending this holiday season. On reason being that this age group has a tendency to conduct prior research on gifts and is ready to buy during the holiday season. Over half (61%)...
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November is Entrepreneurship Month

  Junior Achievement & EY Research Shows Need to Promote Entrepreneurship among Today’s Teens   New research conducted by ORC International on behalf of Junior Achievement (JA) and EY shows that nearly nine-in-ten parents (88%) would be extremely or very likely to support their teen’s interest in becoming an entrepreneur as an adult, but less than one-in-three teens...
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This is JA Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Nichols

This is JA Volunteer Spotlight: Mike Nichols Mike Nichols,  of Bloomfield, has been volunteering in classrooms across Pittsburgh for 25 years. Whether it’s reading long-time favorites such as Abiyoyo and Pickin’ Peas to kindergarten classes, taking classes to volunteer at senior centers or teaching JA Days, Nichols has devoted much of his free time to working with Pittsburgh’s...
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This is JA Board Spotlight: Gene Boyer

This is JA Board Spotlight: Gene Boyer   Are you Junior Achievement Alumni?   I am!  I participated in the evening program in Penn Hills from 1982 - 1984   When were you first introduced to Junior Achievement programs?   My father was a JA advisor during the early and mid 70’s while working at US Steel.   What was...
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Catching Them Young: The Importance of Teaching Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Today

Catching Them Young: The Importance of Teaching Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Today Market saturation is a major problem facing U.S companies in the 21st century. This situation arises when the volume of a product or service in a market has been maximized. Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne quantified the effects of market saturation and cited several reasons behind this major...
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