Professional networking

AUG. 11—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Sustainable Pittsburgh.” This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $5 fee. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

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

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

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 ­

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.

Downtown divas

AUG. 17—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

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

Business essentials

AUG. 18—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host a First Step: Business Start Up Essentials from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, Room 505, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement and major components of the business plan. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or visit http://www.sbdc.duq,edu.

(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:

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