Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Feb
    22

    Concept to Launch

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    “Concept to Launch” is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business, with classes focusing on:
    · developing the business concept,
    · industry and market research,
    · identifying target customers,
    · pricing and marketing strategies,
    · startup financials,
    · legal business entities and,
    · pitching your business.
    Dates: Five Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm starts Feb 22 and continues March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
    This program is now full. Please check back for future dates, or register for our Monday program in Cranberry.

  • Feb
    23

    Is My Business Certifiable: Workshop

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    This is an interactive session offered in partnership with and at the Hill CDC to learn about the different types of diversity certification programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE, WOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, MBE, WBE, MWBE, SBA 8(a) or SBA HUBZone). Learn why the alphabet soup of certification abbreviations matter and about diversity spend goals. This workshop will help you determine IF your business should consider diversity certification, then assist you in strategizing and selecting which program might best fit your business. With representatives from local certifying agencies in attendance, the presentation will be followed by ample Q&A time to address your specific questions. This workshop is now full, please < a href="https://www.chatham.edu/wbc/events/details.cfm?eventID=17959">click here to see our next "Is My Business Certifiable" workshop being held on March 21st at Paramount Co-Op, 233 Merchant Street, Ambridge PA 15003

  • Mar
    07

    Webinar: Accounting Fundamentals

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    As a part of our March Madness series of financial training online webinars, join us online for our first in the series, "Accounting Fundamentals."

  • Mar
    08

    Is Your Business Bankable? Growth Workshop

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Learn what you need to prepare, including credit scores and repair, personal finances, financial spreadsheets and business plans, purpose of the funds (facilitated by Judith Herron, CPA, of Markowitz, Dugan & Associates). Also learn about the loan application process: what to expect, review process, requirements, red flags, and SBA loan programs (facilitated by Aaron Aldrich of Bridgeway Capital)
    Offered in partnership with Paramount Co-op and at no cost
    REGISTER HERE

  • Mar
    09

    City of Pittsburgh Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Contract Roadmap

    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT
    Women-Owned Business Enterprises, please join the City of Pittsburgh’s Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC) and Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Chatham’s Women’s Business Center on Thursday, March 9, 2017 for a morning of networking with City of Pittsburgh procurement officers. The event will feature small-group networking and information sessions for women-owned business enterprises to learn how to access more City of Pittsburgh contracts. Refreshments will be available.

    If you are not certified as Women Business Enterprise (WBE), then attend our Mar 21 "Is My Business Certifiable Workshop” 6-7:30pm held at Paramount Co-Op, 233 Merchant Street, Ambridge PA 15003
    MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE.

  • Mar
    10

    The Art of Resilience in Business and in Life: A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Adversity comes to everyone. What does it take to stand keep moving through roadblocks? In this conversation, janera will share insights from her experience with artists and community producers about ways to reframe the problem, continue in the face of challenges, and rebuild after failure.

  • Mar
    14

    Webinar: Financial Strategies

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    As a part of our March Madness series of financial training online webinars, join us online for our second in the series, "Financial Strategies."

  • Mar
    21

    Webinar: Online QuickBooks

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    As a part of our March Madness series of financial training online webinars, join us online for our third in the series, "Online QuickBooks."

  • Mar
    21

    Is My Business Certifiable: Workshop

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    This is an interactive session offered in partnership with and at Paramount Co-op to learn about the different types of diversity certification programs for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE, WOSB, EDWOSB, VOSB, MBE, WBE, MWBE, SBA 8(a) or SBA HUBZone). Learn why the alphabet soup of certification abbreviations matter and about diversity spend goals. This workshop will help you determine IF your business should consider diversity certification, then assist you in strategizing and selecting which program might best fit your business. With representatives from local certifying agencies in attendance, the presentation will be followed by ample Q&A time to address your specific questions.

  • Mar
    23

    Boots to Business Reboot

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.
    REGISTER HERE

  • Mar
    25

    Darieth Chisolm Presents: Hustle and Heart

    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    There is no time like the present to move into inspired action and accomplish your goals and dreams. That’s the message of Darieth Chisolm’s Hustle: Why Now is the Time to Unleash Your Passions. Whether you are seasoned business-owner ready to take your business to the next level or are just beginning to consider starting a business, you’ll benefit from Darieth’s message in Hustle.
    Learn:
    - How to use your passion to ignite your inner fire.
    - How to overcome obstacles.
    - How to bust past fears and doubts.
    - Why creating something of value and giving it away is the fastest way to success.
    - How to develop relationships to create multiple streams of income and influence.
    - Hustle Hacks: Tools, tips & tactics from the top.
    Join the Chatham University Women’s Business Center, the Hill Community Development Corporation, Hill House Association, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for an exciting networking event at the Hill House’s Kaufman Center.
    REGISTER HERE

  • Mar
    29

    Meet the Lenders

    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 discussion will be followed by individual sessions with lending representatives to talk about specific financing needs. Representatives Attending: Angel Marschik, SBA District Office Lauren Connelly & Samuele Bozzolla, Allegheny County Economic Development Kevon Copeland, URA Aaron Aldrich, Bridgeway Capital Tracy Ulewicz, Progress Funds Ryan Lockhart, 504 Company Rebecca L. MacBlane, Regional Development Funding Corporation Edward A Nemeth, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

  • Apr
    07

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: A Primer on the Allegheny County Health Department: Hot Topics

    09:00 AM - 10:00 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

  • Apr
    08

    MyBusiness Startup to Service Bootcamp

    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 further building and honing your new business as well as insight into building your brand and marketing your new venture.

    Location to be announced.

    Registration coming soon.

  • Apr
    11

    Export Basics Seminar

    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.

    REGISTER HERE
    APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

  • Apr
    12

    The Second Step: Practical Legal Considerations For Your Growing Business

    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.

    Topics include:
    - 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

  • Apr
    22

    MyBusiness Startup to Product Bootcamp

    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 further building and honing your new business as well as insight into gaining consumer feedback through focus groups and securing production and distribution channels.
    Location: TechShop Pittsburgh, 192 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Registration coming soon.