QuickBooks advanced

JULY 14—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host QuickBooks Advanced Seminar from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar will help individuals become more knowledgeable with the program that is the number one management and accounting tool utilized by start ups and small business entrepreneurs and help one learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics will include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job castings and time tracking. Registration is requested and the cost is $45. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Business series

JULY 14—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Organizing for Success.” Dennis Snedden, of Time Management Services, will give attendees practical suggestions on how to gain a greater sense of satisfaction from being more productive in both one’s personal and professional life. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail ­business@carnegielibrary.org.


JULY 15—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their PowerBreakfast Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The special guest will be Senator Wayne Fontana of the Pennsylvania Senate. He will discuss the follow-up on his announced intent to fight to restore separate line items for Small Business, Local Development Districts, Industrial Resource Centers and Industrial Development Corporations within the state budget, the new budget process and the Senator’s advocacy role for small businesses. Reservations are required by July 13. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

720 celebration

JULY 20—720 Music, Clothing, Café will host its 720 on 7/20 Celebration at 4404 Butler St., Lawrenceville. The celebration will run through July 24 and highlight the achievements of the establishment. Activities will include music, fashion, culture and foods from around the world. There will be performances by Julie Dexter; Off the Record, a Funk, Soul and R&B cover night; an Instant Vintage Launch Party; a Marley Coffee Cupping Event; and a Sundays Best Brunch. For more information, call 412-904-4592 or visit http://www.720records.com.

Open house

JULY 20—Robert Morris University will host its Graduate Programs Open House from 5-7 p.m. at the main campus, Sewall Center, 3rd floor, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. This is an open house about the graduate studies programs that are offered at the school. Faculty and staff will answer questions about academic programs, the admission process and financial aid. Registration is requested and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Susan Campbell at 412-397-5204 Campbell@rmu.edu.

Downtown divas

JULY 20—The National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Downtown Divas Live Music and Networking event from 6-9 p.m. at Villa South Side, 1831 E. Carson St., South Side. Every Wednesday, will be able to enjoy performances from some of the city’s best female vocalist while networking. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-854-4827 or e-mail nawbo@blacktie-pittsburgh.com.

Business basics

JULY 23— SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop at 8:30 a.m. at the PNC-YMCA, 2nd floor, 226 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This workshop is presented by working professionals and helps new businesses get off to the right start by studying the legal requirements of starting a business and covering key topics that will impact the success or failure of the business. There will be discussions on marketing, record keeping, taxes, business plans development and how to obtain a small business loan. Registration is requested by July 20 and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

Membership orientation

JULY 26—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Member’s Orientation from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This is a 90-minute session for new and existing members to understand how the Chamber operates and how to access opportunities to grow one’s business. Registration is requested. For more information, e-mail information@aaccwp.org.

Federal Contracting Workshop

JULY 27—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Federal Contracting workshop that includes 8(a), HUBZone and Women Certifications from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. Minority, Women and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend this session. Registration is requested, it is free and open to the public. For more information, email Marisa Fentzel at marisa.fentzel@sba.gov or Judith Kirby at Judith.kirby@sba.gov.

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