Small Business Basics
SEPT. 21—SCORE Pittsburgh will host its Small Business Basics Workshop from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at PNC-YMCA, 236 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This is a highly interactive workshop geared to aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Experts will cover topics such as small business planning, recordkeeping, taxes, financing, marketing and legal aspects. A continental breakfast will be served and registration is required. For more information, call Huma Allen at 412-724-2011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Business Startup
SEPT. 23—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host its “My Business Startup” Training Program from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is a 12-week entrepreneurial training program that will be held every Monday and is designed for women entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting their own businesses. It includes interactive business planning class sessions, one-on-one consulting and a one-year membership to The Center. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-235-1253 or email email@example.com.
SEPT. 24—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its Export Basics Seminar from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is for service firms looking to improve their understanding of globalization, manufacturers and technology companies looking to initiate export programs, and more. Topics to be discussed include shipping and payment, legal and regulatory aspects of exporting, cultural issues, and recognizing and identifying export opportunities. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu.
SEPT. 24—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Members’ Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth AVE., Uptown. This is an opportunity for members to come together to network. Representatives from the purchasing departments of the Pittsburgh Penguins, AEG and Aramark will be in attendance. Members are asked to bring plenty of business cards. Reservations are required by Sept. 20. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethics in Business
SEPT. 25—Duquesne University’s Schools of Business, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences will host its Ethics in the Business of Science and Healthcare Workshop from 8-11:30 a.m. at Duquesne University’s Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Paul O’Neill, the 72nd secretary of the U.S. Treasury and former chairman and CEO of Alcoa, will be the keynote speaker. Registration is required and a continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, call 412-396-5259 or email email@example.com.
Developing a Strategic Plan
SEPT. 25—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host Developing a Strategic Plan for Growth from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Attendees will learn how to develop an effective plan for their business. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc.
SEPT. 27—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its PowerBreakfast Series at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest speaker will be Mike Schiller of Green Building Alliance (GBA). He will give an update on GBA, and how to make out built environment healthier and higher performing. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
(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.)
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