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Small Business Resources

+ Business Planning

MyOwn Business Institute: Writing a Business Plan

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Entrepreneur and Small Business Services Business Plan Guides

SBA Starting & Managing a Business Guide

SBA Business Plan Tool

SBA National Small Business Resource Guide

Edward Lowe Foundation Entrepreneur Resource Center

Women's Business Resources

Startup and CoWorking Spaces

Shopify Business Plan Guide

Coworking Spaces in Pittsburgh

Business Plan Template

Starting a Food Business in Allegheny County Resource Guide

WEBINAR: State of PA Resources For Women-Owned Businesses & Aspiring Entrepreneurs - 10-27-20

WEBINAR: Build Your Business - September 2020

WEBINAR: Build Your Business - January 2021

WEBINAR: Build Your Business - May 2021

WEBINAR: Build Your Business - September 2021

WEBINAR: Build Your Business - February 2022

+ Registering a Business

US Patent and Trademark Office

US Copyright Office

Selecting a Business Name

Getting an EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Federal, State, and Local Licenses

PA Department of State

PA Online Enterprise Tax Registration

WEBINAR: Should I be a B-Corp? Choosing the Right Entity for Your Business with a Mission

+ Banking, Bookkeeping, Insurance, and Financing

SBA Loans & Grants

Selecting a Bank

Setting up a Billing System

Small Business Insurance

Small Business Valuation

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)

IRS Tax Information for Businesses

PA Department of Revenue

What is My Business Worth?

Understanding Business Taxes & Sales: Webinar

Cash Flow, Key to Achieving Success in Business: Webinar

WEBINAR: Credit Card Processing 101

WEBINAR: Bookkeeping Software and Apps the Pros and Cons

WEBINAR: Year End Tax and Accounting Tips

WEBINAR: Investing In Women (1/19/21)

WEBINAR: Introduction to QuickBooks - Desktop & Online (6/24/21)

WEBINAR: Finance Your Business with an SBA-Guaranteed Loan (6/13/22)

WEBINAR: Think Beyond the Bank - Alternative Funding for Your Small Business (8/25/22)

WEBINAR: COVID-19 Recovery Loan Fund (9/28/22)

+ HR and Employment

Hiring Guidelines

Hiring a First Employee

Employee Benefits

Writing Job Descriptions

Developing an Employee Handbook

US Department of Labor

WEBINAR: Building HR Systems to Support Business Growth

WEBINAR: Implicit Bias - Our Choices, Actions, and Behaviors are Influenced by Factors Beyond our Awareness

+ Marketing

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

PA State Data Center

American Fact Finder

US Census Bureau QuickFacts

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Market Research Database

Selecting a Business Location

Zoning Laws

Understanding the Customer Buying Cycle and Triggers

Creative Hive Will Help You Make More Sales

WEBINAR: What is a Brand and Why do I Need One

WEBINAR: Which Social Media Platforms to use for My Business

WEBINAR: New Changes in Social Media Platforms

WEBINAR: Connect with Your Customers by Doing Less

WEBINAR: Launch Your Product on Amazon

WEBINAR: Grow Your Product on Amazon

WEBINAR: Social Media Listening & How to Create Content for your Audience

WEBINAR: Building a S.O.L.I.D. Brand - Exploring the Basics of Your Brand

WEBINAR: Making a Difference - Leveraging Your Core Values Through Your Business (5/6/21)

WEBINAR: Go from Maker to Marketplace (4/25/22)

WEBINAR SERIES: How to Double Your Online Sales in Six Months (July & August 2022)

+ Associations, Chambers, and Government

National Business Association

Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Chambers of Commerce Directory

Pennsylvania Trade and Professional Associations Directory

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC)

Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Allegheny County Department of M/W/DBE


Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)

U.S. Small Business Administration: Pittsburgh District Office

+ Exporting & Importing

US Commercial Service

US International Trade Commission

US Trade and Development Agency

Federation of International Trade Associations

US Council for International Businesses

World Trade Organization

Exporting Resource Guide

USDA Foreign Agriculture Services

Office of the United States Trade Representative

Consumer Affairs Translation Services Guide

WEBINAR: Women Go Global (3/24/2022) Password: aJ5P7FcT

+ Technology & Innovation





US Department of Energy SBIR/STTR



Innovation Partnership

National Institute of Standards & Technology SBIR

Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Prototyping & Design Lab Webinars

WEBINAR: Demystifying CRM Software

WEBINAR: Understanding Google Analytics

WEBINAR: Introduction to Excel

WEBINAR: Optimizing Your Website for Google Search

WEBINAR: Learning Pivot Tables and Formulas

WEBINAR: Learning Macros

WEBINAR: What Should My Website Do for Me?

WEBINAR SERIES: Podcast 101 - Create & Launch A Podcast

WEBINAR: Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely(7/8/20)

WEBINAR: YouTube Playbook For Small Business Success (7/21/20)

WEBINAR: Putting LinkedIn to Work for Your Organization (2/5/21)

+ Franchising

SBA Introduction to Franchising

Franchise Times Magazine

International Franchise Association

Franchise Directory


American Association of Franchisees and Dealers

Federal Trade Commission Amended Franchise Rule

+ Contracting & Diversity Certifications

Allegheny County M/W/DBE Department Certification Counseling

City of Pittsburgh Procurement: Beacon

SBA Government Contracting Classroom

Government Agency Coordination Office (GACO) of California University of Pennsylvania

Women's Business Enterprise Council of PA-DE-sNJ

Get Diversity Certified

WEBINAR: Certification & Beyond - Advantages of Certification for Your Woman Owned Business

WEBINAR: Get WOSB-Ready for the SBA's new Woman-Owned Small Business Certification Program (10/22/2020)

WEBINAR: Capabilities Statements and their Use in Government Contracting (4/14/21)

WEBINAR: Introduction to Government Contracting (10/7/2021)

WEBINAR: Capabilities Statements and Their Use in Government Contracting (10/28/2021)

WEBINAR: Introduction to Government Contracting (10/7/21)

WEBINAR: Capabilities Statements and Their Use in Government Contracting (10/28/21)

WEBINAR: How To Get WBE Certified (11/16/21)

WEBINAR: How To Get WBE Certified (3/22/22)

WEBINAR: Introduction to Government Contracting (10/6/22)

WEBINAR: Capabilities Statements and Their Use in Government Contracting (10/20/22)

+ Legal

Training Series: Steps in Buying and Selling a Business - May 2021

WEBINAR: Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Key Provisions Before You Sign (8/4/22)

WEBINAR: Purchasing Commercial Real Estate 101 (10/18/22)