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Upcoming Events

  • Mar

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

    - 06:00 AM

    CWE is offering daily 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!

  • Aug

    Webinar: Recipe for Success - Q&A and Live Demo with Food Entrepreneur Heather McCormack

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and the Western Pennsylvania District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration for a live and interactive forum with CWE member Heather McCormack of Dinner by Heather. Heather will give us a peek into her home kitchen and show us some of her most popular recipes. She’ll talk about how she stays connected with her customers using Facebook (3,600 and counting!), how the business has evolved since its inception in 2016, solutions versus sales, strategies that have worked and what hasn’t been sustainable and how Dinner by Heather continues to change with the times.

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!

  • Sep

    Webinar: Build Your Business

    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Offered in partnership with Pittsburgh SCORE and The Corner Launchbox, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will present a Build Your Business 2-hour webinar for women interested in starting or expanding their business. Business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will discuss the following topics: Digital Marketing, Legal, Financing, Accounting, and Business Lessons Learned.

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!

  • Sep

    Webinar: The Crowdfunding Opportunity – Alternative Finance Options for Your Business

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Accessing traditional bank funding for a start-up or an established business can be tricky in the best of times; in these challenging COVID-19 pandemic times, it’s even more difficult. Join this webinar for a comprehensive overview of a new type of financing available to recent and established entrepreneurs. The webinar will outline the following:
    - How crowdfunding is different from traditional funding;
    - The various crowdfunding paths;
    - The keys to crowdfunding success.

    Presenter: Kathleen Minogue, Founder & CEO of Crowdfund Better a consultancy providing crowdfunding education, strategy, training and support to help entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to unlock the financial and creative support of their networks to fund projects not supported by traditional finance.

    To register for the Webinar, 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 Launch program: Click Here.

    Registration will open on Friday, August 14, 2020.

  • 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 of the business plan with a concentration on financial projections, what are they, and how to create them. Topics covered will include: strategy, scaling, target markets, competition, marketing & sales, operations & metrics, accounting, forecasting, financial statements, strategic planning, financing, pitching, and more.

    Registration will open on Friday, August 14, 2020.