Business Calendar 11-13-13

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Business Series
    NOV. 14—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Technology Start-Ups and Innovation Works.” Terri Glueck, of Innovation Works, will leads this session and discuss the technical and financial support Innovation Works offers technology start-ups and what impact that has on the local economy. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email downtown@carnegielibrary.org.

The Second Step
    NOV. 15—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center will host “The Second Step: Developing A Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., 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. For more information, call Tara Gerek at tmgerek@katz.pitt.edu.

MBE Orientation
    NOV. 19—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host a Certified MBE Orientation from 3-4 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Ave., Suite 2690, Downtown. Attendees will learn how to use WPMSDC to develop their company and meet fellow MBEs. There will also be several tips given out. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, call Meg Crossan at 412-391-4423 or email meg@wpmsdc.org.

Women’s Luncheon
    NOV. 20—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and State Farm Insurance will host the “Speed Networking: Connecting Remarkable Women” Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn, Allegheny Room, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. There will be a discussion on how women of all ages and career paths can build powerful networks to help achieve personal and professional success. You will also meet local State Farm business owners and professionals. Space is limited and registration is required by Nov. 15. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
Business Series
    NOV. 21—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Social Media Marketing Made Simple.” Cindy Neky, of Marketing Pathways, will discuss the strategies and best practices for successfully utilizing social media to expand one’s market. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email downtown@carnegielibrary.org.

Human Resources Overview
    NOV. 22—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center, and Donnelly-Boland and Associates will host its Human Resources Overview for Small Business Owners Seminar from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Oakland. Attendees will learn how to avoid common pitfalls related to building and maintaining a productive workforce. The seminar is geared toward small and start-up businesses. Featured topics include Employee Handbooks, Personal Files, Documentation and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542.

First Step Seminar
    DEC. 3—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host the “First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar will cover topics such as business structure and formation, employee issues, fictitious name registration and more. After the seminar, attendees will have the option of meeting with a consultant. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

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