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Entrepreneurial Thursdays

DEC. 20—Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host Jessica Lee’s Entrepreneurial Thursdays Jazz and Blues Networking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Every Thursday jazz and R&B vocalist Jessica Lee, along with some of Pittsburgh’s finest musical artists, will host an evening of good music and professional networking. Each week will have a different theme. This week’s theme will be “Holiday Show-Last Minute Shoppers.” The cost is $5 and the attire is business casual. For more information, visit http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

Second Step

DEC. 21—The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at 117 Mervis Hall, Fifth Avenue, Oakland. Attendees will learn all they need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for one’s business. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or email iee@katz.pitt.edu.

Entrepreneurial

Thursdays

DEC. 27—Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host Jessica Lee’s Entrepreneurial Thursdays Jazz and Blues Networking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Every Thursday jazz and R&B vocalist Jessica Lee, along with some of Pittsburgh’s finest musical artists, will host an evening of good music and professional networking. Each week will have a different theme; this week’s will be “Holiday Show-Last Minute Shoppers.” The cost is $5 and the attire is business casual. For more information, visit http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

First Step

JAN. 7— The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration will host “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” from 7:30-10 a.m. at 150 Posvar, Fifth Avenue, Oakland. Attendees will receive help with financing, learn about business structures, how to access helpful resources and how to understand the forms to establish one’s successful business. This seminar is free and registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1544 or email iee@katz.pitt.edu.

Financial Seminar

JAN. 8—Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host “Wealth, Philanthropy and the Global Financial Crisis” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building Conference Center, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. The seminar will be presented by Gregory Curtis, author and founder of Greycourt & Co. Registration is required and the cost includes lunch. For more information, call 412-680-2149 or visit http://www.ppgc.net.

CWE Breakfast Series

JAN. 11—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd, Shadyside. The series will feature prominent regional business leaders speaking on a variety of progressive business topics. Casual networking and a continental breakfast will precede the presentation. The topic is “Let Your Passion Be Your Guide: How a Healthy Hobby Became a Healthy Business.” The featured speakers will be Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, LDN, founder of Fuel Your Passion LLC. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.

Seminar for Success

JAN. 28—LunaMetrics will host the Google Seminars for Success at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. The seminar, which will run through Jan. 30, will explore ways to use Google Analytics to gather meaningful data, analyze it better and make one’s website perform better. There will also be training on Google AdWords and more. Registration is required. For more information, call Terri Matthews at 412-381-5500 or email ­wiggins@lunametrics.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: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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