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, e-mail Marisa Fentzel at marisa.fentzel@sba.gov or Judith Kirby at ­Judith.kirby@sba.gov.

Business counseling

AUG.1—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and SCORE will host a Business Startup Counseling from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Namm Business Center, 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. The first Monday of each month representatives from SCORE will offer advice to individuals starting their own business. For more information, call 412-422-9650.

Web writing

AUG. 2—Bright Orange Thread, Vertical Solutions and First Tuesday Networking Group will host Writing for the Web-Techniques Behind Copy that Sells from 4-6 p.m. at the Peak Performance Management Center, 790 Holiday Dr., Greentree. Hendrik-Jan Francke will examine how users read on the web and how businesses can effectively structure and deliver your content. Registration is required. For more information, call Tina Feathering­ham at 412-220-5754 or e-mail ­tfeatheringham@verticalsol.com.

Downtown divas

AUG. 3—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.

First step

AUG. 12—The Small Business Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh will host its First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business seminar from 7:30-10 a.m. at the university’s Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. This seminar will help individuals learn about business structures, access helpful resources and understand the forms used to establish a business. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or e-mail iee@katz.pitt.edu.

Business workshop

AUG. 13—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the university’s Mellon Board Room, Woodland Rd., Oakland. This workshop is for women interested in starting their own business or expanding their current business. Experts will discuss business planning, financing, bookkeeping, marketing and legal issues pertaining to small business. Reservations are required and breakfast will be served. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or e-mail womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu.

Energy Inc.

AUG. 16—Pittsburgh Business Times will host Energy Inc. from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. Attendees will be able to reach hundreds of business owners, business professionals and decision makers across the industries including energy, banking, law, environmental firms and more. For more information, call Kelli Komondor at 412-208-3845 or e-mail ­kkomondor@bizjournals.com.

QuickBooks seminar

AUG. 16—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host a QuickBooks FUNdamentals seminar from 7:30-10:00 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Oakland. Attendees will discover how to accurately and efficiently take control of the finances of their business and will learn how to be more efficient with QuickBooks software. The program will provide instruction on setting up the company file, setting up and editing vendors, processing account payable, processing invoices, and more. The cost is $40 and registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542.

Report seminar

AUG. 18—The Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University will host a Report Seminar for QuickBooks from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the university’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is for individuals familiar with QuickBooks and who would like to expand their knowledge in generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and more. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

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