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Upcoming Events

  • Mar

    Free Telephone & Online Counseling Hours to Assist with COVID-19 Loan Programs, Resources and Recovery Assistance


    CWE is offering telephone & online counseling hours dedicated specifically to answering questions on COVID-19 Federal, State and Local loan programs and resources. To schedule an appointment, complete the New Client Signup online and select the COVID-19 Loan Programs & Resources Scheduler.

    Sign up, CLICK HERE!

  • Oct

    Concept to Launch - Online

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business.
    Dates: Six Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 PM starting on October 5th and ending on November 9th.
    The Fall program will be offered Online Only and offered at a reduced rate of $45. The program is capped at 25 participants.
    Required: Zoom capable device and internet access to participate.

    Classes focus 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”

    To view the syllabus for the Concept to Lau ... read more
  • Oct

    Breaking Down the Business Plan - ONLINE

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    This 6-week program will help you develop a comprehensive business plan for your business.
    This program is targeted to existing businesses and well developed business concepts.
    Dates: Six Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM starting October 6th and until November 10th.
    The fall program will be offered Online Only at a reduced rate of $75 (includes a 3-month license for the software).
    Required: Zoom capable device and internet access.

    You will work through all the major components of writing a plan and emerge with the first draft in hand. Breaking Down the Business Plan will utilize the software program LivePlan and your registration will include a 3-month license for the software.
    This program takes a deep dive into each section ... read more
  • Oct

    Webinar: Get WOSB-Ready for the SBA’s new Woman-Owned Small Business Certification Program

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship as we host SBA Business Opportunity Specialist David Pinkosky. On October 15th, the U.S. Small Business Administration made changes to the Woman-Owned Small Business contracting certification program. The webinar will discuss the WOSB contracting program, including step-by-step guidance on submitting a successful application. This webinar is a must for all WOSBs interested in or currently pursuing contracting opportunities in the federal marketplace.

    Webinar Takeaways:
    - WOSB Program overview
    - New program changes implemented Oct. 15, 2020
    - Becoming procurement ready
    - How to get certified
    - Making the most of your WOSB certification
    - Question and answer session

    To register for the web ... read more

  • Oct

    Webinar: Resources for Women-Owned Businesses & Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Join us on Tuesday, October 27th from 1 PM – 2:30 PM for a virtual webinar covering the “Resources for Women-Owned Businesses & Aspiring Entrepreneurs” hosted by DCED’s Business One-Stop Shop Office and Pennsylvania’s Commission for Women.

    To Register, click on link under details, or CLICK HERE!

    Speakers will include Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, PA Department of General Services, ... read more
  • Nov

    Growing Your Business Online Training Series

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    This training series will consist of three webinars to help launch and grow your business online, including website development, selling online, and increasing your customer base. These webinars can be attended individually or as a series.

    Presenter: Meesha Gerhart, Owner of RedTree Web Design.

    Webinar 1: Website Building Basics - October 8 --- To access the Webinar 1 Recording, CLICK HERE!
    This webinar covers the basics to consider before creating your website. A good foundational understanding of topics, issues, and intended use is best before getting too far into building a website. Top ... read more
  • Nov

    LIVESTREAM: Women Business Leaders Breakfast

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Over a decade ago Newlin Archinal left a career in broadcast journalism with several Emmy nominations under her belt and pivoted into a career in wealth management. Today she is the Managing Partner and Founder of 4Rivers Wealth Management, a fee-only wealth management firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. After covering major stories including the 9/11 attacks and the rescue of the minors at Que Creek Mine, Newlin realized she was driven by a desire to positively impact peoples’ lives, not just cover their stories. Join CWE to hear Newlin speak about making this significant career move and the lessons she learned along the way.

    To register for the Livestream, CLICK HERE!

  • Nov

    Timeboxing Webinar

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    COVID-19 has accelerated the rate at which employers and employees shift to remote work and has raised questions about remote time management. Timeboxing is a simple time management technique for getting things done remotely. Offered in collaboration with Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), this virtual interactive webinar will provide tips on efficiently and effectively managing time and streamlining meetings. Business owners will be able to practice Timeboxing steps to apply using their scheduled meetings and events. With Timeboxing, business owners will gain focus, structure, and time in their daily routine.
    Presenter: Tracey Grace, President & CEO, IBEX IT Business Experts

    To re ... read more

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