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Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    04

    Applications Open for 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 January 17th (5:30-8:00pm) and conclude Feb 21 (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 cour ... read more
  • Dec
    11

    Managing the Financial Operations of Your Business Workshop

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This workshop will discuss the best ways to manage your cash flow, track your accounts receivable and payable and gain a better understanding of business and sales taxes.

    This workshop is part of the Empowering Women in Communities Program funded by PNC Foundation offered this fall in the Hill District in collaboration with the Hill CDC.

    This free workshop is open to the entire community, registration is required. Workshop is facilitated by Jonnet Solomon, Founder & CEO of J. Solomon and Associates, LLC.
  • Dec
    12

    Business Value Identification (webinar)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    This session will introduce various early planning frameworks such as the Business Model Canvas, SHIP IT (pamphlet inspired by Seth Godin’s Linchpin) and the importance of focus for success. Classic business texts and reliable online resources will be referenced. Carol will point to the importance of finding a good mentor for the founder and the business. Finally, the significance of spending time with and getting to know the customers/users to really understand their problems will be emphasized. Facilitated by Carol Smith, Senior Design Manager and Researcher at IBM Watson. Free, online, registration required.
  • Dec
    14

    Using an Industrial Serger for Fashion & Product Design

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    This workshop will introduce entrepreneurs to the many applications of an industrial serger in fashion and product design. Lauren Sims, seamstress and entrepreneur, will demonstrate how to thread, troubleshoot, and sew using Chatham's factory-spec industrial 5-thread serger, and help you demystify this (sometimes intimidating) piece of equipment. Participants will have an opportunity to try out the serger and the single-needle sewing machine at the end of the demo. Limited to 15 people.
  • Jan
    09

    3D Printing and Laser Etching Workshop for Entrepreneurs

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. 3D printing enables you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods. Laser etching is the process of using a laser beam to permanently cut an image or pattern into a hard material, such as glass, wood or metal. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply these tools and processes to your product-based small business or startup idea. We will demonstrate a multi-functional desktop 3D printer called BoXZY. Limited to 15 people.
  • Jan
    12

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: Design Thinking in the 21st Century

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    In this talk, Kristi will introduce behavioral strategy as a key tool for understanding both design and the implications of technology. She will dig into research around behavioral "influencers" and provide specific case study examples with real business outcomes, helping us to understand the value of design in a business context. She will also talk about technology trends in physical space, the role of sensors and the potential uses (and misuses) of augmented and mixed reality in physical space. This talk will provide the audience with new frameworks and approaches to the work of designing as well as building awareness of technology trends that will impact the future of the way that interior design is practiced.
  • Jan
    13

    Build Your Business Workshop

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Chatham’s Women Business Center in partnership with SCORE Pittsburgh will presents a Build Your Business Workshop to women interested in starting or expanding their business. Business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will discuss the following topics: business planning, marketing and sales, financing, legal issues and business lessons learned. A continental breakfast will be provided.
  • Feb
    09

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: Defining & Designing Your Dream Job

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    What if you could create a job with the ideal work/life balance? What would it look like to you and how would you achieve it? Textile Designer Savannah Hayes launched her business with that goal in mind. After years of researching other women in business, a few things became clear: plan for scalability from day one, outsource anything that is not stimulating, and just show up – everyday. Hear how Savannah launched seven product lines three months after quitting her day job, how she manages three very different sales channels, and how she created her dream job that affords her the flexibility to attain her perfect version of work/life balance.

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