Chatham University

Free Business Counseling and Technical Assistance

Face-to-face, online, and phone business counseling sessions are available for aspiring and existing business owners by appointment. Technical assistance is also available for returning clients only in the areas of management, digital marketing, accounting, exporting, legal, HR, branding and marketing, and diversity certifications.

CWBC Scheduling Policy

Clients are permitted to schedule one business counseling or technical assistance appointment per month, which is provided at no cost. Any further client services with our Technical Assistance counselors or other providers are contracted by the client and are the financial responsibility of the client, not CWBC.

Complete a counseling request form

To schedule an appointment at Chatham's Women's Business Center (CWBC), please fill out a request form. Once the form has been completed and submitted, the webpage will display a link to schedule your session. Please do not close your browser window until you have clicked on the link to schedule your session.

If you have never before received a counseling session from the CWBC or have received counseling but wish to discuss a different business, please fill out the new client form. If you have previously completed a CWBC counseling session, please fill out the returning client form.

New Clients
Returning Clients

Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy:

CWBC provides business counseling and technical assistance counseling at no fee to our clients. Once you make your appointment you will receive an email confirmation and two email reminders at 72 hours and 48 hours before your appointment at which time you will have the opportunity if needed to cancel or reschedule. Appointments canceled in less than 24 hours and no-shows will be billed a $20 cancellation/no-show fee.

CWBC Counseling in the Community

CWBC also offers additional business counseling sessions in the Greater Pittsburgh Community at various locations with community partners:

  • Ambridge, Beaver County at Paramount Co-op and Co-Working Space on the 3rd Monday of each month from 3 - 6PM

  • Hill District at Hill CDC Offices on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 11am - 1PM

  • North Side at DBRC Offices at Riverside Center for Innovation on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4 - 6PM

  • Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber's Office in Wexford on the first and third Friday of each month from 10AM - 12PM.

  • Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce office on the second Monday of each month from 10AM - 12AM.

All these sessions are available to book via CWBC's main scheduler.

Veterans and active duty service members attend all paid programs and events offered by CWBC for free: contact for a promo code. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact