SEPT. 8—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host a Finance and Business Seminar from 8-9:30 a.m. at Chatham University, Howe-Childs Gatehouse, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is the first of a four-part seminar series held in conjunction with Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP about finances, which is a critical part of business. After each session there will be an “ask the finance expert” session. The seminar will run every Wednesday throughout September. Registration is required and the cost is $20 per seminar and $65 for all four, which includes a continental breakfast. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.
SEPT. 9—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 “Marketing on a Shoestring Budget Using Social Media.” Shawn Agyman, director of marketing for SponsorChange.org, will discuss how, with the effective use of social media, one can leverage media attention, engage customers and market services. He will also use his company as an example of how this low-cost marketing strategy can benefit entrepreneurs in many types of business. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.
SEPT. 9—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 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.
SEPT. 10—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at James Laughlin Music Hall, Shadyside. Sharon Willochell, COO of Leed’s, will explore the key success factors in developing an operation that supports one’s high-growth business, people, processes, tools, metrics, along with a focus on key performance indicators. Reservations are required and the cost is $25, which includes a continental breakfast. For more information, call 412-365-1253.
SEPT. 10—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “Business Opportunities in Mexico” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, Room 108, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Reservations are required and the cost is $15. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or visit http://www.duq.edu/sbdc.
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