Personal Effectiveness Webinar
AUG. 15—Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host the “Personal Effectiveness Webinar: Creating High Impact Presentations” from 12-1 p.m. The webinar will show how to create impactful presentations to both formal and informal gatherings, and how to present ideas with conviction, control and poise. Registration is required, it is free and login information will be sent to registrants. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership.
Governmental Contracting Seminar
AUG. 17—The Government Contracting Assistance Center and the Government Agency Coordination Office will host the Federal Governmental Contracting Seminar for Veteran Owned Business from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Regional Learning Alliance, 800 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Township. This seminar will discuss the rules and regulations for doing business with the federal government, provide information creating proper teaming, and joint venture agreements and receive insight from a successful services-the Disabled Veteran Owned Business. Registration is required. For more information, call Renee Decker at 724-738-2346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG. 22—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host its “The First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials” from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is designed for new business start-ups and entrepreneur. Attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government and procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit www.duq,edu/sbdc.
AUG. 23—Toshiba Business Solutions will host its Technology Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Heinz Field, Art Rooney Dr., North Shore. This is an opportunity for employers to see how to improve their company’s core business processes. There will be lunch and tours of the field, stadium and locker room. Registration is requested by Aug. 17. For more information, call Chris Colaianni at 412-973-6328 or email chris.colaianni@tbs. toshiba.com.
AUG. 23—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Neuromarketing Consumers Under the Influence.” This is a 55-miute DVD on the science of neuromarketing, which targets the gray matter in which an individual’s real and measureable decisions are made. It measures how the brain reacts to specific products. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email email@example.com.
AUG. 24—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host Special Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest speaker will be Robert P. Casey Jr., US Senator of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and he will listen to input from attendees on what he can do to improve legislation for our region’s small businesses and organizations. Registration is requested and the cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developing a Business Plan
AUG. 24—The University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration will host “The Second Step: Developing A Business Plan” from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at 117 Mervis Hall, Oakland. Guests will learn all they need to know about operational and production planning, conducting marketing research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding one’s business. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-621542 or visit www.ieekatz.pitt.edu.