Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Jun
    01

    Application Deadline June 30 CWBC Building Websites: Connecting Entrepreneurs

    12:30 PM - 12:00 AM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This 6-week evening program is open to 15 participants and will start August 15th (6:00-8:00pm) and conclude September 19th (including the optional 2-week e-commerce training) and is designed for business owners without a website and little to no website experience. The program will take participants from constructing to launching a simple 5-page information website using Wordpress by the end of the course (an additional e-commerce option is available). This program has been supported by Google.org and will utilize Google tools.

    Applications for the program will close at midnight on June 30, 2018. Accepted applicants will be notified by Friday, July 13, 2018 and will be required to pay by 5pm on Friday, July 20, 2018 to secure their spot.

    The program begins August 15, 2018 and runs through September 5, 2018 (four Wednesday nights from 6-8pm) and the additional e-Commerce portion runs from September 12, 2018 through September 19, 2018 (two Wednesday nights from 6-8pm). For more information about the program, view the recorded information webinar here.

    Please note: you must have a registered domain name to apply for this program. If you do not have one, please see more information on what domain names are and how to purchase one here.
    The cost of this program includes 6 months of free website hosting (a $60 value)

    APPLY HERE (applications must be completed in one sitting and cannot be saved).
    View the Program Syllabus Here

  • Jun
    01

    P&D Lab Hours

    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Contact our office at womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu to make an appointment or for more information.

    Members of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Chatham Students, Faculty, and Staff can make a free appointment to come in and use any of the following lab equipment*:

    - Carvey 3D carving machine (requires a .STL file, preferably produced in the free program Easel)
    - BoXZY 3D printer and laser engraver (requires a .STL file, preferably produced in the free program TinkerCAD)
    - Industrial Serger
    - Straight Stitch Sewing Machine
    - Embroidery Machine
    - 3D Scanner
    - LilyPad Arduino
    - Hummingbird Duo


    *(the Center may require you view a tutorial prior to your session: use of the Carvey and/or the BoXZY will require you to email us a compatible .stl file prior to your appointment). If you prefer to have an expert on hand to assist you, we can connect you with an expert during your selected time at an additional cost to you.

  • Jun
    19

    Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Your business is off to a fast start and you’ve landed a number of new clients. But have you adequately protected the very foundation of your business — the creative ideas and/or unique designs that set you apart from your competition?
    In this seminar, we’ll help you better understand the various business considerations with respect to intellectual property law.
    Discussion topics include: Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and Trade Secrets
    Presented by: David Oberdick, Esq. and Michael Monyok, Esq. of Meyer Unkovic & Scott.

  • Jun
    21

    Information Session for Empowering Women in Communities Program

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Come learn about our “Empowering Women in Communities” program being offered this summer by Chatham's Women's Business Center in partnership with the Diversity Business Resource Center, Urban Innovation21, Riverside Center for Innovation, and Colab18 and funded by the PNC Foundation.
    The Empowering Women in Communities program will be open to women who are residents of the Northside or have a business in the Northside. The program will consist of:
    -4-week introduction to entrepreneurship course for pre-start-ups,
    -4-week business development course for existing businesses, and
    -Financial training workshops and one-on-one financial counseling.

    All will be provided at no cost to the participants.
    Register today for this session to learn more about the program and whether or not you are eligible to apply for the program.

  • Jun
    22

    Application Period: Empowering Women in Communities

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    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This fall Chatham's Women's Business Center (CWBC) in partnership with ... is offering a NEW training program called “Empowering Women in Communities Program” at Colab18 in the Northside. This program is funded by PNC Foundation and is open to women who are residents of the Northside or have a business in the Northside

    The program will consist of:
    · a 4-week introduction to entrepreneurship course for pre-start-ups (offered on Tuesdays, July 10th-31st from 5:30-7:30pm at Colab18)
    OR
    · a 4-week business development course for existing businesses (offered on Tuesdays, August 7th-28th from 5:30-7:30pm at Colab18),
    AND
    · two financial training workshops and one-on-one financial counseling.

    Programming will be facilitated by Jonnet Solomon, Founder & CEO of J. Solomon and Associates, LLC.

    All training will be provided at no cost to the participants. Applications are open until 5pm on July 5th.

    APPLY HERE TODAY

  • Jul
    11

    Is My Business Certifiable: Workshop

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This is an interactive session to learn about the different types of diversity certification programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE, WOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, MBE, WBE, MWBE, SBA 8(a) or SBA HUBZone). Learn why the alphabet soup of certification abbreviations matter and about diversity spend goals. This workshop will help you determine IF your business should consider diversity certification, then assist you in strategizing and selecting WHICH program might best fit your business. With representatives from local certifying agencies in attendance, the presentation will be followed by ample Q&A time to address your specific questions.

    The interactive session will be facilitated by Joanne Peterson, President/CEO and Marian Neilson, CFO of Abator®, which currently holds 20+ DWBE certifications.

  • Aug
    02

    Financing Your Business Workshop

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    As a part of the Empowering Women in Communities Program supported by the PNC Foundation, CWBC is pleased to offer this workshop in partnership with the Diversity Business Resource Center, Urban Innovation21, Riverside Center for Innovation, and Colab18.
    Programming will be facilitated by Jonnet Solomon, Founder & CEO of J. Solomon and Associates, LLC.

  • Aug
    30

    Managing the Financial Operations of your Business

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    As a part of the Empowering Women in Communities Program supported by the PNC Foundation, CWBC is pleased to offer this workshop in partnership with the Diversity Business Resource Center, Urban Innovation21, Riverside Center for Innovation, and Colab18.
    Programming will be facilitated by Jonnet Solomon, Founder & CEO of J. Solomon and Associates, LLC.

  • Sep
    14

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: A Woman on the Move – the Business of the Port Authority

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

  • Nov
    03

    Learn. Grow. Connect. A Conference for Women in Business

    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    AGENDA

    8:30AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00AM Welcome

    9:00-10:15AM Morning Session 1 (Parallel Sessions)

    Session A: Client Relationship Manager (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Point of Sale (POS) Software. This session will cover the differences between these systems and why they are important, how to select the right system and software for your business, and how to prepare for implementation.

    Session B: Exit Strategies. This session will cover different types of exits, when and how to start planning for an exit, due diligence items to start now, business valuation, and finding a buyer.

    10:15-10:30AM Coffee Break

    10:30-11:45AM Morning Session 2 (Parallel Sessions)
    Session C: Cybersecurity. This session will cover why cybersecurity is a concern, areas of vulnerability for small businesses and how they can protect themselves, and the small business responsibilities when handling customer data.

    Session D: Benefits and Compensation Packages, Human Resources. This session will cover how to acquire benefits for your employees and why, how to create compensation packages, and general HR must-haves.

    11:45AM-12:15PM Lunch

    12:15-1:00PM General Session: Growing Your Market
    Identifying & Evaluating New Markets for Growth