Women Breakfast Series
MAY 10—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at the James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Oakland. The topic is “The Business Food: Accessibility, Affordability and Capacity Building.” Jennifer Flanagan, Josephine Caminor Oria and Alice Julier will be the guest speakers. Attendees will learn about the different facets and movements involved in the food industry in Pittsburgh and get a feel for what it takes to be a food entrepreneur. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-365-1253.
MAY 10—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host the 15th Annual Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Duquesne University, Duquesne Union, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Attendees will learn how to maximize profits and minimize expenses, turn market opportunities into sales and tackle tough business challenges. The keynote speaker will be Will Knecht, president of Wendell August Forge. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit http://www.duq.edu/sbdc.
Equity and Inclusion
MAY 13—The Duquesne University Office of Human Services will host the Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave., Uptown. The event will feature a discussion that will set the tone and foundation for future conversations, and action to increase diversity and inclusion throughout the Pittsburgh region. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growth & Profitability Workshop
MAY 14—The University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business’ Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host the “Best and Highest Use: Creative Strategies for Growth & Profitability” workshop from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Andy Birol, author and founder of Birol Growth Consulting, will help individuals cut to the core of what one needs to know to grow their business. Registration is required. For more information, email email@example.com.
Brand A Series
MAY 14—L. Denise Edwards of Sitara Social Marketing will host the Brand A Digital Brand Strategy Training Series from 2-4:30 p.m. at Umoja African Arts Company, 707 Penn Ave., Downtown. Tuesdays in May, Edwards will teach interested individuals how to create more brand awareness. The goal is to help more small businesses and brands meet the challenges associated with online branding and social marketing. For more information, visit http://www.sitaramarketing.con/blog.
Developing A Business Plan
MAY 17—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the university’s Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Attendees will learn everything they need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding to one’s business. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 22—Sandler Training by Peak Performance Management will host the Business Leaders Workshop: Break the Rules and Close More Sales from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 910 Sheraton Dr., Mars. Sales force development expert John Rosso will discuss insights into leading sales in the new economy. Registration is requested. For more information, call Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933 or email email@example.com.
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)