Business Series

NOV. 1—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 “Public Speaking: Tips, Tools and Techniques.” Dennis Snedden, of Time Management Services of the Carnegie Library, will facilitate this session and teach attendees how to prepare, practice and present more effectively; to increase one’s speaking comfort and confidence; and how to overcome fears and reduce nervousness. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 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; how to get more visibility and position oneself; the signature formula to keep one’s funnel of prospects; and more. Registration is required. For more 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. This is a hands-on workshop designed to 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 more information, call 412-365-1253.

Leadership Breakfast

NOV. 4—Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host its Leadership Breakfast Series from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The topic is “Advancing Women in Leadership-It Takes a Team.” This is the third of a four part series that explores what women need to do to make it up the ladder, how men can provide support, and the challenges women face. Rebecca Harris of Chatham University will be the presenter. The cost is $45 and registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or

Outreach Meetings

NOV. 5—Port Authority of Allegheny County will host its Connecting to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to Enterprising Business Opportunities Outreach Meetings form 9-11 a.m. at Port Authority of Allegheny County, Manchester Office Tower Board Room, 2235 Beaver Ave., Pittsburgh. These meetings are to inform DBE community of its online procurement system and how to do business with Port Authority. This meeting is geared toward Professional Services. There will also be meetings held Nob. 8 and Nov. 13. Registration is required. For more information, call Cameil Williams at 412-566-5257 or

QuickBooks Reports

NOV. 7—Dennis Piper & Associates and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Series will host its QuickBooks Reports workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is for individuals familiar with QuickBooks. Attendees will learn how to generate and customize financial reports, forms and templates and letters. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or

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. This event will feature chocolate treats and blues/jazz music, along with a business expo to showcase products and services, provide networking opportunities, games and more. There will also be several roundtable workshops. For more information, call James Boggus at 469-387-8151 or email

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