MAY 13—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “How to Start a Professional Consulting Business.” Marilyn Landis, president and CEO of Basic Business Concepts Inc., will discuss practical tips on how to start a successful consulting business and what is expected. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.
Life coaching webinar
MAY 13—The Pittsburgh Coaches Association will host an “Establishing a Coaching Practice to Meet Your Vision” webinar from 1-2 p.m. Diane Fletcher and Cheryl Leischuh will lead this webinar on the proper marketing that will work for individuals starting various businesses and the types of products and services that one can offer their clients. Reservations are required and the webinar is free. For more information, call Diane Fletcher at 412-612-5977.
MAY 13—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Dramatic Ventures.” This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $5 fee. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit www.jessicaleesong.com.
MAY 19—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “Sales: Cold Calling—Make the Most of Your Prospecting” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Individuals will master and learn referral techniques, common approach calls, voice mail strategies, networking techniques and more. This is the last part of the three part sales series. Reservations are required and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-396-1633.
Annual meeting and
MAY 19—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their Annual Meeting and Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, Mark Nordenberg. Registration is requested by May 14. Tickets are $65 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
MAY 19—Pittsburgh Coaches Association will host “Internet Marketing Crash Course—Identifying the Biggest Bang for Your E-Marketing Buck” Teleseminar from 12-12:30 p.m. William Weil, managing director of Pittsburgh SEO Consulting Group, will help individuals to identify the right site for marketing their business. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-820-9731 or e-mail email@example.com.
MAY 20—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “The Secrets of Successful Networking.” Patty Kreamer of Kreamer Connect Inc., will discuss ways to be successful when it comes to networking at events. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.
MAY 22—SCORE will host their Small Business Basics workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at DeVry University, 210 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This highly interactive workshop is geared to aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Business professionals cover the topics of small business planning, recordkeeping, taxes, financing, marketing and business loans. The cost is $45 and registration is requested. For more information, call 412-395-6560, ext. 130 or visit www.scorepittsburgh.com.
(To have information listed in the Business Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)