OCT. 24—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “New Career Options for Those Over Fifty: Become a Seniorpreneur” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar will identify the choices and opportunities for the second career entrepreneurs, along with how to manage cost flow, how to price to make profit and more. There will also be a panel of successful business operators who have started business later in life, they will inspire and give solid advice. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-396-1633.

Business Series

OCT. 25—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Considering Writing a Book?” and will be facilitated by Maryanne Barnes, author and lecturer. She will discuss the basic steps one needs to know if they want to publish a book and offer sensible advice for first time authors to help them navigate through this challenging process. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email

Entrepreneurial Thursdays

OCT. 25—Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host Jessica Lee’s Entrepreneurial Thursdays Jazz and Blues Networking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Every Thursday jazz and R&B vocalist Jessica Lee, along with some of Pittsburgh’s finest musical artists, will host an evening of good music and professional networking. This week’s theme will be “Pittsburgh’s International Professionals.” The cost is $5 and the attire is business casual. For more information, visit

Legal Issues

OCT. 30—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Patents, Internet Webpages &Trade Missions” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Attendees will become familiar with the legalities of exports; learn about agent and distributor agreements; and international contracts. They will also learn how to do global marketing and trade missions. Registration is required. For more information, visit

Social Media Meeting

OCT. 30—The No BS Marketing Meeting will host “The Truth Finally Revealed…Social Media Marketing from 3-5 p.m. at Sigmas Conference and Event Center, 1717 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. The event will teach local entrepreneurs and business owners how to generate more leads, convert more sales and catapult profits using direct emotional response marketing. Registration is required. For more information, call Weston Lyon at 412-974-0739 or email

Client Getting Webinar

NOV. 1—Susan Clement of Coaching Success will host the “5 Highly Effective Client Getting Techniques” Webinar from 3-4:15 p.m. Clement will facilitate this free webinar for those struggling with getting clients and who are tired of wasting money and time on marketing that is not working. Participants will discover the exact strategies to grow a list of ideal prospects; to increase visibility and position oneself; the signature formula to keep a funnel of prospects; and more. Registration is required. For information, visit

Listening to Your Business

NOV. 2—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host the Kauffman FastTrac Listening to Your Business seminar from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chatham University, Gatehouse, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The workshop with provide women business owners and managers with the critical evaluation tools and action steps needed to maximize the growth and profitability of their business. Attendees will also learn how to develop a strategic direction for the future. Registration is requested and the cost is $40. For information, call 412-365-1253

Chocolate Blues/Business Networking

NOV.7—The Pittsburgh Chocolate Blues and Business Networking Festival will host a Business Expo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. It features chocolate treats and blues/jazz music, and a business expo to showcase products and services, provide networking opportunities, games and more. There will also be roundtable workshops. For more information, call James Boggus at 469-387-8151

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