Digital vs. Traditional Marketing

FEB. 28—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host its “The Battle of the Ages: Digital vs. Traditional Marketing” workshop at 9 a.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Ken Sevick, of ActionCOACH Business Coaching, and Geoff Skadra, of Catchpoint Creativity, will present this comprehensive workshop that will teach the differences between traditional and digital marketing, along with the practical strategies to improve one’s reach and get more sales. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or email

MWDBE Conference

MARCH 6—The Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will host its 13th Annual Conference from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the IBEW Conference Center, 5 Hot Metal St., South Side. There will be an opportunity to network with contract and government representatives from several featured projects. A continental breakfast will be provided and registration is required. For more information, call Kim Evans at 412-402-2460.

Business Startup Essentials

MARCH 6—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “The First Step: Business Startup Essentials” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn about business structures and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options and more. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or

Breakfast Series

MARCH 14—The Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its monthly Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at Chatham University, 1 Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The topic is “The Business of Franchising: Advice from the Experts.” Michelle Rice, CEO of Rice Enterprise LLC. dba McDonald’s, and Dorothy Coll, president, Two Men And A Truck, will speak on franchising. Attendees will learn the cost to open a franchise versus starting one’s business, the specific protocols required of a franchise location and how corporate offices support franchise openings. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit

Business Seminar

MARCH 18—The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s Small Business Development Center will host “Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of Your Business” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 6th Ave., Downtown. Co-Founder, President and COO of Hipereon Inc. Bob Hogan will show business leaders how to cut through this informational morass in order to quickly access relevant information about their company, their customers’ businesses, their competition and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or email

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