9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ready to export? Global Ignition is a five-part monthly series starting on November 1st designed to help your company strategically approach international market development. Offered by U.S. Commercial Service - Pittsburgh in partnership with Chatham's Women's Business Center.
APPLY ONLINE TODAY. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first serve basis.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This no-nonsense webinar will discuss the multiple different ways that a website should be adding to your bottom line on a regular basis. From promotion, to lead generation, to internal training, and even on-boarding clients, the webinar will walk you through several different ways that your website should be working for your business on a daily basis. Presented by ... read more
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
(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.
08:00 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
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This webinar will cover how to assess and intentionally allocate your resources, how to define your customer base and take reasonable steps to meet their expectations, and how to find and focus on a target market segment. The webinar will end with a Q&A session and will help you engage your empathy to connect with your customers!
This interactive webinar is presented by Tasha Gideon of Verrah, followed by Q & A.
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Come meet CWBC staff, business counselors, local business owners and development agencies that support small business. CWBC will share information about our programs for women business owners, including free business counseling, technical assistance and business workshops. Enjoy holiday refreshments and tour the beautiful historic mansion “Sleeping Octopus.”
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