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Upcoming Events

  • Sep

    The Business of Child Care Start-Up - Application

    The Business of Child Care Start-Up The Business of Child Care is a free application-based entrepreneurial training program for start-up child care providers located within the Greater Pittsburgh region, facilitated by the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) in partnership with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) and Invest PGH. Financial support provided by the Hillman Foundation.

    To view the syllabus for the Business of Child Care Start-up Program: CLICK HERE!

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  • Sep

    Trying Together Home Based Child Care - Application

    Are you interested in opening your own home based child care business?

    Trying Together in partnership with Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship is offering a 12-week course that includes information about best business practices, opening a small business, child care licensing, Keystone STARS, and developmentally appropriate practices.

    Course participants will receive:
    - Start-up mini-grants totaling $5,000 at course completion
    - Peer mentoring from local child care business owners
    - Support to become state licensed and participate in Keystone STARS
    - Financial stipends for the cost of transportation and child care
    - Opportunity to borrow laptop if needed
    - Opportunity to ... read more
  • Sep

    Concept to Launch - Hybrid

    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 27th and ending on November 1st.

    The Fall program will be offered in a hybrid model at a reduced rate of $55. The program is capped at 25 participants.

    The first class will be held in person at Conover Room in Mellon Center on Chatham University's Shadyside Campus, Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Attendance for the first class in person is mandatory. Remaining five classes will be online via Zoom.

    Required: Zoom capable device and internet access to participate for remaining classes.

    Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who ... read more
  • Sep

    Workshop: From Maker to Marketplace

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    This event is free and open to everyone, and there will be an open marketplace for area artisans and shoppers.

    10-11AM : Presentations
    11-11:30AM : Meeting with Lenders & Artisans

    The SBA Pittsburgh District Office is teaming up with CWE to offer an in-person workshop on how to go from Maker to Marketplace. If you’re an artisan or food maker with dreams of seeing your products online or on local market shelves, then this workshop is for you.

    Small business owner Sarah Kaminski will share her entrepreneurial journey detailing how she turned her plant-based recipes into Best Ever Granola in 2020, into a brand that is found at 75 retailers in more than five states. C ... read more
  • Oct

    Digital Service Training Series: Websites that Work - Turning Visits into Value

    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    This four-part training series is designed for small business owners interested in understanding the essence of creating effective websites. The series not only covers the foundational aspects of website strategy but also dives deep into advanced strategies that make websites stand out. Through a blend of lectures, collaborative discussions, and real-world applications, business owners will gain comprehensive insights into website creation, ensuring their digital presence aligns with their business goals. The goal of this series is for business owners to leave with a website they’ve built that brings value to their business.

    The training series will run on Wednesdays from 1:00PM-3:00PM on October 4, October 18, November 1, and November 15 at Chatham University East ... read more
  • Oct

    Webinar: Introduction to Government Contracting

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn about what a SPC APEX Accelerator is, the government marketplace, how to get started in the government marketplace, and small business certifications. This webinar is ideal for any small business interested in learning more government contracting at the local, state, and federal levels.

    Presenter: Faith Collins | APEX Accelerator Counselor, SPC APEX Accelerator Subcenter

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!
  • Nov

    ServSafe® Food Manager Certification

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    ServSafe is a food safety training administered by the U.S. National Restaurant Association which prepares food industry leaders to implement essential public health practices and create a culture of food safety. Pennsylvania law requires at least one employee per licensed food facility to hold a nationally recognized food manager certification during all hours of operation.

    ServSafe Manager Certification training, offered in collaboration with the Center for Regional Agriculture and Food Transformation (CRAFT) , is held in two 8-hour sessions, with the exam held in the latter part of the second session. The training consists of a mix of slides, videos, and group activities that cover many topics that relate to running a safe and heal ... read more
  • Nov

    Webinar: Capabilities Statements and Their Use in Government Contracting

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    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.

    Presenter: Faith Collins | SPC APEX Accelerator Counselor, SPC APEX Accelerator Subcenter

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!

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