Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Jan
    25

    Is Your Business Bankable? Growth Workshop

    6:00 PM - 7:30 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 the Hill CDC and at no cost
    REGISTER HERE

  • Feb
    10

    Toss Out the Rulebook! Top Consumer Behavior Trends for 2017: A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    AJ Drexler will present the top ten trends impacting the way business owners and managers need to motivate and manage today's consumer. You'll hear an overview of the genesis of each of the trends, how they will affect the marketplace, and insights to spark ideas on how brands and businesses can respond!

  • Feb
    18

    Build Your Business Workshop

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    The CWBC 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.
    Partial, need-based scholarships are available. Apply Here.

  • Feb
    20

    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 Monday evenings from 6-8pm starts Feb 20, 27, and March 6, 13, 20, and 27.
    Location to be announced.
    Cost: $95 for all 6 weekly sessions. Partial, need-based scholarships (50%) of the cost are available, supported by Bridgeway Capital.
    Apply Here for a Scholarship.
    Program will be open to 15 women.

  • 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.
    Location to be announced.
    Cost: $95 for all 6 weekly sessions. Partial, need-based scholarships (50%) of the cost are available, supported by Bridgeway Capital.
    Apply Here for a Scholarship.
    Program will be open to 15 women.

  • 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.

  • 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
    09

    Is Your Business Bankable? Growth Workshop

    6:00 PM - 7:30 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
    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.

  • 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
    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 to be announced.

    Registration coming soon.