March 16—The African American Chamber of Commerce host’s its monthly PowerBreakfast with guest speaker Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Center, Downtown. The mayor is expected to discuss the city’s emergence from Act 47, the Amazon bid, and his vision for an inclusive economy going forward. Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Call 412-392-0610 for more information.
Social Media Training Event
MARCH 23—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center presents Social Media Series: LinkedIn and Facebook, Part I: LinkedIn, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 16282. Speaker Joel Burstein will lead you through setting up a LinkedIn profile; offer tips for best practices and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers like yours to help them find businesses like you. Cost: $49 for one session, $60 for both (Part II, Facebook will be held April 13). For more information, call 412-396-6322.
Free Senior Entrepreneurs Workshop
MARCH 28—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center and the AARP foundation present Work for Youself@50+, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Braddock, 419 Library Street, Braddock, Pa. 15104. The workshop is designed to help low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The 90-minute workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals. Contact AARP Foundation at 888-339-5617 to register for this exciting FREE workshop that includes a 72-page workbook and resource guide.
Legal Basics Bootcamp
APRIL 3—The Chatham University Women’s Business Center presents Legal Basics Bootcamp, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eastside Campus, 6585 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor, 15206. Presented by Meyer, Unkovic and Scott, LLP, the workshop covers business formation and legal structure, contracts, employment & independent contractors, insurance & indemnification, intellectual property, and how to protect your brand and products. To register for this free workshop or for more information, call Anne Flynn Schlicht at 412-365-1448.
B2B Marketing Sales Training Event
APRIL 18—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center presents Turning Marketing Into Sales: Inbound Marketing For B2B Professionals, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. The seminar will cover the importance of knowing the buyer persona, as well as how to nurture leads based on where they’re at in the funnel (buyer’s journey). Attendees will gain a high-level understanding of the marketing tactics needed to turn their websites into a lead generating machines. The event is free. For more information, call 412-396-6322.
APRIL 21—The Chatham University Women’s Business Center presents Breaking Down the Business Plan, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chatham Eastside Entrepreneurship Hub, 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.This one-day workshop takes a deep dive into each section of the business plan with a concentration on financial projections, what are they and how to create them. Cost: $45, $30 for center members. For more information, call Anne Flynn Schlicht at 412-365-1448.
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