The First Step
OCT. 3—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” from 5:30-7 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Oakland. Experts will help attendees explore the size of their interested market and what marketing tools will be needed to attract customers, while also teaching them about business structures, access helpful resource, available funding options and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-624-5436 or visit http://www.entrpreneur.pitt.edu.
OCT. 3—The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council will host its 10th Annual Awards Gala at 5:30 p.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. The gala recognizes growing minority-owned businesses and corporations committed to supplier diversity. For more information, call 412-391-4423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.