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Growth Webinars and Workshops

The Growth workshop series is customized for business owners looking to strategically position their businesses for growth and expansion. Register for one session or all to take advantage of this great series.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar

    Webinar: Independent Contractor Or Employee? Classification Do's & Don'ts

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: online - Zoom

    While Independent Contractors may be a necessary and strategic component to your business, the IRS, Workers Compensation, Department of Labor and other state agencies are concerned with whether a worker has been misclassified.
    During this webinar, we will discuss nuanced differences among various tests deployed for determining the status of workers as either employees or independent contractors, including discussion of the January 9, 2024, Department of Labor ruling favoring employee status. These designations have substantial consequences in the event of misclassification.

    We'll also discuss the Pros & Cons of Each:
    - How to decide whether to hire a contractor vs. employee;
    - Documentation necessary to prove workers qualify as independent contractors;
    - Benefits of hiring an independent contractor or employee; and
    - When you would want to hire an employee instead of a contractor.

    Beth A. Slagle, Partner | … more info

  • Mar

    ServSafe® Food Manager Certification

    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Fee: $125
    Location: Chatham University, 107 Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15232

    ServSafe is a food safety training administered by the U.S. National Restaurant Association which prepares food industry leaders to implement essential public health practices and create a culture of food safety. Pennsylvania law requires at least one employee per licensed food facility to hold a nationally recognized food manager certification during all hours of operation.

    ServSafe Manager Certification training, offered in collaboration with the Center for Regional Agriculture and Food Transformation (CRAFT) , is held in two 8-hour sessions, with the exam held in the latter part of the second session. The training consists of a mix of slides, videos, and group activities that cover many topics that relate to running a safe and healthy food business including: foodborne microorganisms and allergens, the flow of food, food safety management systems, pest management, and cleaning and sanitation. Upon successful completion of the t … more info

  • Mar

    Digital Service Training Series: Websites that Work - Turning Visits into Value

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Fee: $55 General Admission.
    $25 CWE Members & Chatham Students
    Free for Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members
    Location: Chatham Eastside - 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206

    This four-part training series is designed for small business owners interested in understanding the essence of creating effective websites. The series not only covers the foundational aspects of website strategy but also dives deep into advanced strategies that make websites stand out. Through a blend of lectures, collaborative discussions, and real-world applications, business owners will gain comprehensive insights into website creation, ensuring their digital presence aligns with their business goals. The goal of this series is for business owners to leave with a website they’ve built that brings value to their business.

    The training series will run on Tuesdays from 12:00PM-2:00PM on March 19, March 26, April 9 and April 16 at Chatham University Eastside Building. This is a hands-on, interactive training series and participants are expected to attend all four sessions. After each training session participants will be asked to complete an assignment befo … more info

  • Mar

    Think Beyond the Bank - Alternative Funding for Your Small Business

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Center, 622 N. Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

    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 workshop 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.

    Speakers include Allegheny County Economic Development, Allegheny County Financial Empowerment Center,Bridgeway Capital, Hebrew Free Loan Association, Honeycomb Credit, … more info

  • Mar

    Webinar: Corporate Transparency Act – What You Need to Know

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: Online - Zoom

    The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) may be the most transformative piece of legislation in recent memory. For the first time, a nationwide database of companies and their beneficial owners is being created in order to assist law enforcement in detecting and preventing terrorism, money laundering and other misconduct through business entities. The CTA is the culmination of more than a decade of congressional efforts. Prior to CTA, the burden of collecting beneficial ownership information was squarely on financial institutions. Now, the CTA will shift this burden to those business entities that fall under the purview of the CTA .

    During this webinar, we will discuss:
    - How the CTA came about
    - What the framework looks like
    - Who is bound by the CTA
    - The impact we can expect after the CTA is fully implemented

    Maxwell Briskman Stanfield, Partner | Meyer, Unkovic & Scott
    Beth A. … more info

  • Apr

    Webinar: SBA Loan Programs and Lender Match

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: Online - Zoom

    Do you need access to capital to start or grow your business? The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of guaranteed loan programs for all kinds of small business ventures. SBA Western Pennsylvania Lender Relations Specialist, Lynn Ann Vozniak will give an overview of the SBA guaranteed loan programs 7(a), 504, and Microloan, eligibility requirements, and how to use the Lender Match platform to find SBA-qualified lenders that meet your financial needs. Chatham Women’s Business Center will share information about its funding clinic and counseling services to assist with identifying funding sources and loan applications.

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!