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Entrepreneurial training

NOV. 30—The Riverside Center for Innovation will host a Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Training Seminar from 8:30-11 a.m. at 700 River Ave., North Side. Donn Nemchick will lead this seminar for military veterans interested in starting or expanding a small business. Attendees will learn about business plans, access to capital and other factors that are key for business growth. Reservations are requested. For more information, call Donn Nemchick at 412-3254054 or e-mail dn@riversidecenterforinnovation.com.

Marketing workshop

NOV. 30—Bynums Marketing & Communications Inc. will host the “Marketing Makeover II” Workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cardello Building, 2nd floor conference room, 701 North Point Dr., North Shore. This workshop will benefit business owners and marketing executives looking to boost their marketing results. Individuals will learn the role of social media, how to get the most from one’s marketing dollars, how to market in a down economy and how a makeover can improve sales. Registration is requested and the cost is from $45 or $65 depending on business size. For more information, call 412-471-4332.

Improving sales

DEC. 1—Peak Performance Management and Sandler Training will host “Upgrade Selling Results By Upgrading Yourself” from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This is a seminar designed for top executive interested in improving their sales force and increasing sales. John Rasso will discuss lost opportunities, slipping margins, the top five things one which sales managers should focus their time on and more. Seating is limited. For more information, call Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933 or e-mail debbienahm@superiorselling.com.

QuickBooks seminar

DEC. 1—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “QuickBooks: Reports” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar will be presented by Dennis Piper & Associates and is designed to help individuals familiar with QuickBooks expand their knowledge in putting together custom reports, forms and more. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Business series

DEC. 2—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., Downtown. The topic is “Reduce Holiday Stress By Learning to Say ‘No.’” Nancy Stampahar of Silver Lining Solutions will present this workshop on learning how to develop assertive communication skills, live one’s life with less resentment and stress and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Business luncheon

DEC. 2—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their Annual Business Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Gregory Babe, President and CEO of the Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience LLC. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Small Business

workshop

DEC. 4—SCORE, Enterprise Bank, DeVry University and Bridgeway Capital will host the Small Business Workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the DeVry University and K & L Gates Building, 210 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This is an interactive workshop geared toward aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Professionals will discuss topics, such as, small business planning, record keeping, taxes, financing, marketing and more. Registration is required and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

(To have information on 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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