Supply Chain Program
FEB. 25—The Business Institute of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Supply Chain Program workshop from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. This workshop on Supply Chain Management will teach how to significantly grow both the revenue and profitability of one’s small or midsized business. Attendees will learn what a supply chain is, the concept of integrated supply chain, developing a framework to identify and understand the links of one’s supply chain, and more. Registration is requested by Feb. 23 and a box lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email email@example.com.
Advancing Entrepreneurship in the Mon Valley
FEB. 25—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the University Center for Social and Urban Research, and the Small Business Development Center will host the Advancing Entrepreneurship in the Mon Valley Workshop Series from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Homestead, 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall. This workshop, titled “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan,” will help individuals develop a business plan, a tool successful business owners use to guide their businesses’ growth. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-624-3095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 2—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host its MyBusiness Growth Series at 9 a.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The topic is “Getting and closing the sale.” Facilitator Mj Callaway, sales retention expert, MjC & Company and Rock More Sales, will provide strategies for sales success, utilizing the skills that she’s honed to close more than $14 million a year in front-end contracts for a national company as well as her extensive speaking and consulting experience. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe
Get to Know Your Customers
MARCH 2—The Creative Technology Network in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University will host its DIY Business Building Workshop Series at 11:30 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Dr., Pittsburgh. The topic is “Get to Know Your Customers: Easy Steps to Move from Awareness to Conversation.” Attendees will learn to power conversations between customers and their target audiences. Registration is required. For more information, email Lindsey Bradley at email@example.com.
MARCH 3—The Small Business Council, along with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber, will host “The Pension Time Bomb: Is Your Business Prepared?” at 8 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry. This session, presented by Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and state Representative John McGinnis, will teach attendees how unfunded $8 billion municipal and $50 billion state pension liabilities will affect one’s business, and what one can do about it. Registration is required. For more information, call Eileen Anderson at 412-342-1606.
MyBusiness Growth Series
MARCH 16—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host its MyBusiness Growth Series at 9 a.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The topic is “Building Your Business and Protecting Your Brand: Legal Issues for Growing Businesses.” Facilitators Lisa Goddy, Esq., Tracy Zihmer, Esq., Karen Anspaugh, Esq., Kathlen Kuzhicki, Esq., and Kristy Kochosky, Esq. will discuss risk management, legal structure, brand protection for growing businesses, and more. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe
(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.)