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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!

  • Jan

    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 Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 PM starting on January 14th and ending on February 18th.
    The Spring 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 ... read more
  • Feb

    Business Recovery & Relaunch - Tools for the New Economy Training Series

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    This series will consist of two webinars to help entrepreneurs launch, recover and grow their businesses in 2021. Start-ups and existing businesses won’t want to miss these webinars which will provide guidance on defining, validating, and setting actionable strategies for the new year. These webinars can be attended individually or as a series.

    Presenter: Debbie Magyar, CEO, Launch and Balance Consulting LLC

    Webinar 1: Business Recovery Tools - February 1, 2021
    How are your business tools working for you?
    This webinar will provide an overview of how to create and define your business model for 2021, despite COVID-19. You’ll add new strategies to your business toolbox which will set you up to ... read more
  • Feb

    Webinar: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – Round Two

    10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”) into law. The Act provides $900 billion in COVID-19-related stimulus and relief to individuals and businesses struggling from the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Act allowed for a second round of PPP loans along with some changes for round one borrowers. We’ll take a look at:
    - Expanded eligible expenses for forgiveness
    - First time borrowers
    - PPP expenses – are they tax deductible?
    - PPP Round 2 – new rules including who’s eligible and maximum loan amounts
    - PPP guidance on accessing capital for minority, underserved, veteran and women-owned businesses

    David E. Peritz, Senior Manager | ... read more
  • Feb

    Webinar: Putting LinkedIn to Work for Your Organization

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    LinkedIn is a dynamic platform to showcase your company, experts, media content, and more. Entrepreneurs and HR professionals consider this online platform essential for awareness-raising, building referrals, and recruiting talent. Explore how to support your marketing, events, and expertise through a strategy to build your company's LinkedIn presence. This webinar provides knowledge to create a stellar organizational profile and maximize visibility for your projects, leadership, and community engagement. We recommend that you have an individual profile and a basic company profile before the webinar.

    Presenters: Lynette Asson and Yvonne Hudson, New Place Collaborations

    To register for the Webinar, ... read more
  • Feb

    LIVESTREAM: Women Business Leaders Breakfast

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Join us to hear Khamil Scantling, founder of Cocoapreneur Pgh, speak about the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of togetherness over individuality, and why the time is right to reimagine our local economy. We often only think about systems of distributing resources through a capitalistic lens, but what does a more humane, people-centered approach have to offer?

    To register for the Livestream, CLICK HERE!

  • Mar

    Breaking Down the Business Plan - ONLINE

    5:30 PM - 7:30 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 5:30-7:30 PM starting March 2 until April 13, 2021 (No class April 6)
    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 div ... read more

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