Concept to Launch is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business, with classes focusing on:
Developing the business concept, Identifying target customers and markets, Marketing strategies, Foundational operations of your business, Basic financials, Legal business entities, Developing and delivering your "pitch," and Explanation of busines ... read more
Jenna Knapp, Founder and Director of Production at Thread, will discuss how she built Thread: a business on a mission to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality products with global brands. Thread transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into the most responsible fabrics and products on the planet. Every product made with Thread tackles poverty and cleans up the planet. Thread is a Public Benefit Corporation and scores in the top 10% of B-Corps globally on its governance and incorporation of the world's waste into its products.
Hosted by Chatham’s Women’s Business Center and Kiva Pittsburgh
Hear from popular local funding options and meet some
programs new to town. Networking and opportunity for
questions will occur before and after the presentations. Light refreshments will be served.
Featuring representatives from the following organizations presenting at the workshop:
Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, Kiva Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority, The Progress Fund, Bridgeway Capital, Honeycomb Credit, Idea Foundry, Allegheny County Economic Development, and the Hebrew Free Loan Association Pittsburgh.
We are excited to team up with Google, Constant Contact, LinkedIn and Vistaprint for part two of the July 25th live-stream webinar to teach businesses how to standout online, build customer relationships and get ready for a successful holiday season. Register now and receive the link to the live-stream in your inbox on October 17th to enjoy the second part of this series!
Are you ready to grow your business to job creator? This session will cover the basic HR and Legal information every business owner should know when growing their business. This workshop will:
- Address the HR and legal challenges faced by countless small businesses
- Obtain tips to protect your business through thoughtful HR and workplace policies
- Discuss ways to identify and address common legal pitfalls
- Identify policies, procedures and resources to comply with ever-changing labor and employment laws
Presenters: Lois A. Bradley, President, The Bradley Partnerships, Inc. and Beverly A. Block, Esquire Block & Associates, LLC
8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:15AM Morning Session 1 (Parallel Sessions)
Session A: Client Relationship Manager (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Point of Sale (POS) Software. This session will cover the differences between these systems and why they are important, how to select the right s ... read more
(Registration and networking begins at 5:30pm, event begins at 6:00pm) In this workshop, presented by Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, topics covered include business formation and legal structure, contracts, employment & independent contractors, insurance & indemnification, intellectual property, and how to protect your brand and products.
Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: From Starbucks to Startup- Applying Corporate Skills to Entrepreneurship08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Sandra E. Taylor, CEO of Sustainable Business International LLC and Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business at Chatham University, will discuss how corporate experience can be a tremendous asset when launching a new business – deep expertise in a specific field, knowing how to manage teams, good presentation skills and familiarity with strategic planning -- long and short-term—and knowing ... read more