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Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • Sep
    27

    Food Start Up Success - HYBRID (in-person & online class)

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Do you have a great idea for a food business and don’t know how to turn your dream into a reality? This 6-week program will help any aspiring food business owner begin their business journey. Topics include how to formally start your business, marketing and branding, how to distribute and sell your food product and more. This course is ideal for anyone thinking about starting a restaurant, catering company, food product, or food service (meal planning, nutrition, etc.) business.

    This 6-week program will be offered as a hybrid: the first and last sessions (September 27 and November 1) 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 p ... read more
  • Oct
    27

    Webinar: Storytelling - A Marketing Strategy For Food Businesses

    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Storytelling is a content marketing strategy focused on sharing the story of a business, its products, and services. Storytelling is an informative and personal way to educate consumers on why your business is worth their interest. The webinar will provide actionable strategies for using storytelling in digital marketing to increase engagement and loyalty, attract new customers, and gain a competitive advantage.Through a series of real-world examples from food businesses, you will learn about the science of storytelling, its impacts on consumer behavior, its benefits within the food business environment, and how to craft an authentic story for your restaurant, food product, or agriculture business.

    Presenter: Martina DiFolco, Food Innovation Lab Coordinator | ... read more
  • Oct
    28

    Webinar: Capabilities Statements and Their Use in Government Contracting

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Learn more about capabilities statements, their parts, and their utilization in the government marketplace. Capabilities statements are resumes for your business and can leave a lasting impression - this webinar will help you make the right impression. This webinar is ideal for any small business interested in learning more government contracting at the local, state, and federal levels.
    This webinar is ideal for any small business interested in learning more government contracting at the local, state, and federal levels.

    Presenter: Faith Collins | SPC PTAC Counselor, SPC PTAC Subcenter

    To register for the Webinar, C ... read more
  • Nov
    03

    Webinar: Fall Business Planning Bootcamp for the Food Industry

    5:30 PM - 8:30 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
  • Nov
    12

    LIVESTREAM: Women Business Leaders Breakfast "At Home" Series

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Join us for a panel discussion with successful women entrepreneurs in the business of beauty. Panelists include Kate Zarvis, CEO & Founder Manikure and Küre, Alicia Nath, Stylist & Owner of Stonewater Salon & Spa, Monica Tillman-Smith, Owner of Salon XO Natural Hair & Spa, and Alyssa Luciano, Owner & RN Avere Beauty. While these panelists will touch on the good, the bad, and the ugly within the beauty business, the takeaways will apply to all industries. Each woman had a unique path to success, with different starting points, pivots, a ... read more

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