8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chatham’s Women’s Business Center with the support of Duquesne University SBDC and Allegheny County Economic Development is hosting a “Meet the Lenders” Workshop
Local nonprofit lenders will be part of a panel discussion explaining their loan programs, interest rates or fees, how long it takes to get approved, eligibility requirements and what lenders look for in a business. The panel discuss ... read more
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Come join Center members and CWBC Counseling clients at a special member coffee hour with a presentation on certification and celebrating one year of CWBC programming!
Carolyn Klasnick, Partner & Executive Producer of Post Script Productions LLC, will provide insight into the process of becoming WBENC certified, including attending the SBA's 8(A), Hubzone and Women-Owned Certification Programs workshop, meeting one-on-one with a counselor, and the application process.
Carolyn says: "These certifications can be challenging and the overall support the CWBC has given me so far has been essential. And, I look forward to attending more events in the future that provide insight on how to effectively use the certifications to my advantage."
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, will provide an overview of the Allegheny County Health Department, discuss recent policy initiatives in some of the current major areas of focus such as maternal and child health, lead issues, obesity and tobacco cessation. She will also include a brief overview of the community health improvement plan and the priorities identified through a community engagement process, as well as a number of pressing issues with a particular focus on the current opioid overdose epidemic. Lastly, she will talk about some tips for dealing with overdoses and addiction in the workplace
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This service-oriented bootcamp is designed for women in the early stages of starting their own businesses, with information on:
· How to build your value proposition (what will you offer?)
· Service models (virtual/e-commerce/subscription model/retainer model/B2B/B2C)
· How to price and package your services
· How to pitch your business to customers (sales a ... read more
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Presented by the CWBC and Duquesne University's SBDC, topics covered at this workshop will include Identifying Export Opportunities, Logistics, Shipping and Methods of Payment and Legal Issues of Exporting, and Lessons learned from a women-owned exporting business. The workshop cost is $49, Partial, need-based scholarships covering up to 50% of the cost are available.
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
You've started your business. What now? Understanding the practical and legal issues that impact your business in its first few years will put you ahead of the game. Join attorneys Beth Slagle, Michael Monyok and Josh Hoffman for a discussion of what to expect and prepare for in your growing venture.
- Protecting your personal and business assets
- Practical business and tax considerations, including partnership, lease and operating agreements
- Intellectual property issues, including trademark, non-disclosure agreements and patents
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Offered by Chatham’s Women’s Business Center, in partnership with the Diversity Business Resource Center and Abator, this hands-on half-day workshop is designed to demystify commercial or government requests for proposals. The mission to assist business owners develop customized criteria and processes in preparing responses. Content is presented by experienced multiple contract awardees and covers ... read more
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This product-oriented bootcamp is designed for women in the early stages of starting their own product-based businesses, with information on:
· Introduction to product concepts
· How to shape your value proposition
· Methods to test your concepts (including focus groups and consumer testing)
· How to build and design prototypes
· Finding manufactur ... read more
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