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Upcoming Events

  • Mar
    23

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

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    CWE is offering 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
    04

    Webinar: Summer Business Planning Bootcamp for the Food Industry

    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    This 3-hour bootcamp introduces skills & specific steps to build a business plan for the food industry.

    A solid business plan is a foundational piece to a successful business, regardless of where you are in the business lifecycle. If you are seeking to rebuild & reboot your business from the economic impact of COVID-19 or seeking to navigate the new economy as a startup, a business plan is a tool you’ll want in your toolbox. Building a plan identifies specific action steps to move a business forward, creates short-and long-term strategies, and may uncover gaps that should be bridged to reach your business objectives.

    In this bootcamp, the content is delivered in bite-sized pieces to introduce the major components for writing a business plan through an in ... read more
  • Aug
    24

    CWE Virtual Open House

    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Come meet the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) staff online and learn about our programs for entrepreneurs and small business owners, including free business counseling and technical assistance, business resources, training programs and membership.

    Agenda:
    9:00-9:30AM CWE Introduction, Programming, Membership
    9:30-9:45AM CWE Success Story - Judy Masucci, Owner Levana Bratique
    9:45-10:00AM Networking via Breakout Room

    To register for the Open House, CLICK HERE!

  • Sep
    02

    Cybersecurity Awareness Training (CSAT) Series

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have experienced the hypergrowth of e-commerce, remote work, and a blurring boundary between the business and personal. Between web-based business models, social media marketing, affiliate sales strategies, the monetization of data, and the new work-from-anywhere culture, companies have had to innovate to remain relevant and participate in the new economy. With these innovations come inherent and new cybersecurity risks that every business needs to take into consideration. Join us for a three-part training series on cybersecurity. These webinars can be attended individually or as a series.

    Webinar #1 - September 2, 2021 : Cybersecurity – What is it and why it is important
    *** Overview: What do you need to k ... read more
  • Sep
    13

    Webinar: Finding and Retaining Talent in 2021

    12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Every industry is struggling to find and retain talent right now. Join us for this webinar as we explore the issues facing the talent shortage, talent retention, and what your business can control and implement to be successful.

    Webinar highlights include:
    - Recruitment Plan
    - Employment Brand
    - Employee Value Proposition
    - Compensation/Benefit Structure
    - Retention

    Presenter: Jessica Eberley, CEO, HRT Solutions

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!

  • Sep
    18

    Webinar: Build Your Business

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Offered in partnership with Pittsburgh SCORE , the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host virtual Build Your Business a webinar for individuals interested in starting or expanding their business. Business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will present the following topics: Marketing & Communications, Legal, Financing, Accounting, and Business Lessons Learned.



    To register for the Workshop, CLICK HERE!
  • Sep
    18

    ServSafe® Food Manager Certification

    09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
    ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the U.S. National Restaurant Association. The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP), which is valid for five years, and recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

    ServSafe is the industry standard in food safety training and provides all employees with accurate and up-to-date information on all aspects of food safety and handling, from receiving and storing food, to food preparing and serving.

    Join the Center for Regional Agriculture and Food Transformation (CRAFT) and th ... read more
  • Sep
    22

    Concept to Launch - HYBRID (in-person & online class)

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting a business.
    Dates: Six Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM starting on September 22nd and ending on October 27th.
    The fall program will be offered as a hybrid: the first and last sessions (September 22 and October 27) would be in-person at Chatham Eastside (6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206), and the rest of sessions would be online via Zoom.
    The program will be 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
    - Market ... read more

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