JULY 14—Chatham University’s Women’s Business Center presents its “Is my business certifiable” workshop, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Abator Business Office, 615 South Avenue, Pittsburgh 15221. In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn about different certification programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged businesses, and why choosing the right one is important. For more information, call 412-365-1448.
JULY 20—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center presents Writing and Implementing a Business Plan, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development, One Chatham Center, Suite 900, 112 Washington Place. A panel of experts will convey step-by-step instruction on how to write and implement a business plan along with the financing options available to assure the best results for achieving the established goals. The event is free, but seating is limited. Call 412-350-1067 to register.
Special Business Breakfast
JULY 22—The African American Chamber of Commerce will host a Special Breakfast Meeting, starting at 8 a.m. at the Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street. The guest speaker will be Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce President Matt Smith.
JULY 30—The Women Business Center in partnership with Hill CDC an SCORE® Pittsburgh present a Build Your Business Workshop to women interested in starting or expanding their business, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hill CDC offices, 2015 Centre Avenue. Business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will discuss the following topics: business planning, marketing and sales, financing, legal issues and business lessons learned. The cost is $20. Veterans are free and there are a number of 50-percent scholarships available. Register online at http://www.chatham.edu/
Small Business Workshop
August 27—The Chatham Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship presents Small Business Basics, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mellon at its Shadyside Campus. Entrepreneurs will provide lessons learned and experts in areas including sales, accounting, and financing will provide brief presentations and will be available for participant Q&A at this informal workshop. The fee is $30.
(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.)