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Teleseminar

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 bill@pittsburgh-seo.net.

Business series

MAY 20—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown and 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.

Professional networking

MAY 20—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Funding and Financial Strategies.” 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 http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

Business basics

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 http://www.scorepittsburgh.com.

Management webinar

MAY 24—Step 1 Management Services will host a webinar from 10-11:30 a.m. The topic is “Nine Mistakes Managers Make.” Facilitators will discuss how to spot bad managers through the mistakes they make. Registration is required by May 23. For more information, call Jeff Canter at 412-922-6870, e-mail rjcanter@step1management.com or visit http://www.step1manage­ment.com.

Women’s leadership conference

MAY 25—The Beard Institute of Duquesne University will host the Emerging Women’s Leadership Conference at 8 a.m. at the university’s Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave., Uptown. The theme is “Preparing the Next Generation of Women Business Leaders.” This conference will provide high-potential women with the opportunity to develop their business and leadership skills. The conference will run through May 27. For more information, call Linda Coleman at 412-396-4493 or e-mail colemanl@duq.edu.

Marketing plan

MAY 26—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “One Day Do-It-Yourself Marketing Plan” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is a small hands-on group workshop that walks individuals through each step of developing a marketing plan for their business. Space is limited, reservations are required by May 24 and the cost is $195. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Certification and Contracting Workshop

MAY 26—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host an  8(a) and HUBZone Certification & Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side). MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560, ext. 109.

(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: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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