She was an angel, Chambers says about Edie, who has met many celebrities and pro sports players during her stint at the Fairmont. The Fairmont got Edie, originally a shelter puppy, from Circle Tail, a Cincinnati-based organization that trains service dogs. The problem was, Edie was just too friendly to be an intense service dog, so the group released her for adoption. We knew from the start that she would ชุด ผ้า นวม be our canine ambassador, Abramovic says. Hotel guests would sign up to take Edie for walks, and many would email the dog at her own address: edie.woof@fairmont.com . Abramovic and other staff members answer the emails in the voice of Edie, who also has her own business cards and Facebook fan page. Edie also got many regular visits at the hotel from Pittsburgh-area residents. Edie has received media attention during her time here, including from Dog World magazine. She graced the cover of Pittsburgh Magazine this summer for its Best of the 'Burgh issue. Edie is one of our favorite ambassadors, and it always makes my day when I have the chance to pet and visit with her a bit at the Fairmont, says Cindi Lash, editor of Pittsburgh Magazine. She's just a lovely girl, and she was a gracious cover model for us in July.

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"Everyone has Andreessen Horowitz-itis if you're $5 million in revenue now, you have to be $25 million in the next three years and have to sell," said Ben Rudman, director at M&A advisory firm SDR Ventures in Denver. But some small companies have spurned the "grow or die" mantra of Silicon Valley that prioritizes expansion above all else. These owners and founders don't think rapid expansion is a sustainable or even preferable way to run a business. Not every entrepreneur wants to answer to investors and be attractive to the highest bidder. "Not everyone has to be an Airbnb you can still be something incredible for your family, business and employees even if you're not an ultra-rapid-growth unicorn," Rudman said. Here are six small businesses that found multimillion-dollar success by taking a slower, more thoughtful approach to growth and by staying away from venture capital. Bear Mattress Hoboken, New Jersey Source: ผ้าปูที่นอน ลาย ลิขสิทธิ์ Bear Mattress Scott Paladini launched Bear Mattress in 2014 with $50,000 of personal savings and family contributions and a notion to not take any venture funding. An injection of money invested into sales and marketing would undoubtedly help grow Bear, which targets active millennials with a mattress whose cover helps recycle body heat as infrared energy. But Paladini said, "I'm cognizant about growing sales smartly in the sense that we're not getting overrun with sales and then overrun with returns." Selling a few hundred mattresses a month, Bear Mattress sees a pretty low return rate; annual revenue hit $2 million in 2015.

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