FEB. 14—The University of Pittsburgh ‘s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Truth About Dishonesty: Managing Risk & Combating Fraud” from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Drive, Oakland. Bill Nugent and Lee Baierl will facilitate this seminar designed to protect one’s business. Baierl will share his own experiences of being a victim of fraud. For more information, call email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEB. 14—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 will be “How to Appeal Your Property Assessment” with Kenneth Behrend and Barbara Ernsberger, of Behrend and Ensberger PC, Attorneys at Law. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email email@example.com.
FEB. 15—The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its PowerBreakfast Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest speaker will be Neal Binstock, senior director of business operations at Robert Morris University. He will focus on Robert Morris’ procurement team and their requirements for doing business with the university. 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.
The Second Step
FEB. 15— The University of Pittsburgh ‘s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Drive, Oakland. In this seminar, attendees will learn about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for one’s business. Registration is required. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-2389 or email email@example.com.
FEB. 19—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Members’ Orientation from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Ave., Suite 2220, Downtown. Registration is required and a box lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified MBE Certification
FEB. 19—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host a Certified MBE Orientation from 3-4 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, 26th floor, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. The orientation will teach individuals how to use the WPMSDC to develop one’s company, along with topics such as the Dos and Don’ts of doing business with corporate members, renewing certification using the new online portal and more. For more information, call Meg Crossan at 412-391-4423 or email email@example.com.
Business Skills Development
FEB. 23—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Business Skills Development Workshop from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Road, Oakland. The topic will be “The Me; The Market; The Money.” The workshop will examine the entrepreneur, identifying key desires of the individual and focusing on the business meeting those requirements. Registration is required and the cost is $35. For information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.