AUG. 26—The Small Business Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh will host a “Second Step: Developing a Plan” seminar from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Guests will learn what one needs to know about operational and production planning, how to conduct market research and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPT. 6—Lot 17 Bloomfield will host a Young Professionals Happy Hour from 5:30-8 p.m. at 4617 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. The event is free. For more information, call 412-445-2425 or email email@example.com
SEPT. 8—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Tips for improving your job search strategy.” Executive Coach/Outplacement Counselor Chris Posti, of Posti & Associates, will discuss critical tactics for a successful job search. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPT. 10– SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop at 8:30 a.m. at the PNC-YMCA, 2nd floor, 226 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This workshop is presented by working professionals and helps new businesses get off to the right start by studying the legal requirements of starting a business and covering key topics that will impact the success or failure of the business. There will be discussions on marketing, record keeping, taxes, business plans development and how to obtain a small business loan. Registration is requested and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.
SEPT. 13—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host a QuickBooks Basic seminar from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This workshop is designed to provide information and broaden one’s skills. Attendees will learn how to process invoices, create financial reports and more. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu
SEPT. 13—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host its Kauffman Fast Trac New Venture Program from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chatham, Woodland Road, Shadyside. This 10-week program will help one identify whether or not their business ideas have merit. Participants will write a feasibility plan, examining the market potential of their business from every angle. This step-by-step hands-on program is taught by seasoned entrepreneurs who will help you craft your business idea. Registration is required and the cost is $295. For more information, call 412-365-1253.
SEPT. 14—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host “Sales Are the Heart of a Business: Learn How to Find Leads and Warm Up Cold Leads” from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Namm Business Center of the Carnegie Library, 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Timothy Sullivan, of the Pittsburgh Business Times, will be the facilitator. This is a free seminar. For more information, call 412-422-9650.
SEPT. 15—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Is Avoiding Probate For You?” James Lange, president of Lange Legal Group LLC, will give the facts one needs to make informed decisions regarding probate, traditional wills and what many experts regard as the best estate plan for married couples. Attendees will receive a copy of Lange’s book, “Retire Secure.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email email@example.com.
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)