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Upcoming Events

  • Aug

    HYBRID - Think Beyond the Bank - Alternative Funding for Your Small Business

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Riverside Center for Innovation.
    Traditional bank funding isn’t always the right fit for a small business. In the Think Beyond the Bank webinar small business owners will hear from local organizations about alternative finance opportunities available to them. This panel discussion will feature representatives from the alternative finance, non-profit lenders, and economic development agencies across the region.

    Attend in person or watch via Zoom livestream.

    Speakers include Allegheny County Economic Development, Axiom Advancement Corpora ... read more
  • Sep

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series - In Person

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    All organizations have work that no one wants, low impact assignments like proofing documents, onboarding new staff, screening interns, attending to that time-consuming client, or simply helping others. Women are disproportionately asked and expected to do this “non-promotable work,” which leaves them overcommitted and underutilized as companies forfeit revenue, productivity, and top talent. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
    Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart will discuss how to identify non-promotable tasks, help you learn how to make small, yet significant, changes to your workload, and make savvy decisions about the work you take on. They’ll also discuss how organizations can change the way they assign and reward work to level the playing field.
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  • Sep

    CWE Virtual Open House

    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Come meet the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) staff online and learn about our programs for students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, including free business counseling and technical assistance, business resources, training programs and membership.

    9:30-10:00AM: Introduction, Programming, Membership
    10:00 -10:15AM: CWE Success Story Member Jackie Baker, Partner, Workhorse Collaborative
    10:15-10:30AM: Networking via Breakout Room

    To register for the Open House, CLICK HERE!

  • Sep

    Webinar: COVID-19 Recovery Loan Fund

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    If you are a small business owner looking to start or expand your business, or if you need help recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, learn more about how you can qualify for low-interest financing from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) during a free webinar offered by Steve Meredith, SPC’s Manager of Commercial Lending. During the webinar, Steve will provide an overview of SPC’s commercial loan products, including their updated COVID-19 Recovery Loan program, which is designed specifically for businesses impacted by lingering workforce and supply chain challenges brought on by the pandemic.

    Steve Meredith | Manager, Commercial Lending, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

    The ... read more
  • Sep

    Concept to Launch - Online

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting a business.
    Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM starting on September 28th and ending on November 2nd.
    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”

    Facilitator: Lillian Rafson, Founder ... read more

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