The First Step
AUG. 2—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center will host “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting A Business” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Pitt’s Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. This workshop is for individuals starting a business. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the size of their market and what marketing tools one needs to attract customers, learn about business structures, available funding options, helpful resources and more. Registration is required. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Basics
AUG. 10—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and SCORE Pittsburgh will host its “Small Business Basics” Workshop from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the university, Mellon Board Room, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh. This informal workshop is for women who are interested in starting a business or expanding their current one. Experts will discuss business planning, financing, bookkeeping, legal issues pertaining to small businesses and more. Registration is required and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information, visit www.chatham.edu/cwe/events.
Developing A Business Plan
AUG. 16—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center will host its Second Step: Developing a Small Business Plan from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Attendees will learn all that is needed about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for one’s business. Registration is requested and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email email@example.com.
Leadership Breakfast Series
AUG. 20—Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host its Leadership Breakfast Series from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The topic will be “Navigating the Toxic Workplace.” Guest presenter Deborah Holland will shine a light on the many issues that employees confront in a toxic work environment and will explore the options for navigating the environment or pursuing a career change. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The End of Illness
AUG. 21—The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh will host “The End of Illness: A New Way to Look at Your Health” from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. There will be a discussion about what health means and what it takes to achieve a long, vigorous life. Clark Industries and MARC USA will showcase their award-winning healthy workplace programs. This is for members of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email email@example.com.
AUG. 22—Toshiba Business Solutions will host a Technology Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Heinz Field, Press Box Dining Room, 100 Art Rooney Dr., North Shore. Attendees will learn how to improve their company’s core business processes. The event will include lunch and a complimentary tour of the field, locker rooms and stadium. Reservations are required by Aug. 19. For more information, call Chris Colaianni at 412-973-6328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Equity Summit
AUG. 23—The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Office of Health Equity; Highmark Blue Shield; UPMC; the University of Pittsburgh; the Family Council of Central Pa.; and more will host the 2013 Regional Health Equity Summit from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Regional Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry. The theme is “Advancing Health Equity in the 21st Century.” The summit is to initiate discussions for awareness and of strategies to reduce diabetes for vulnerable populations in western Pennsylvania. Registration is requested and seating is limited. For more information, call Therese Clark at 717-547-3313.
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