Chatham University

Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    01

    Applications Open: Global Ignition Exporting Program

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Ready to export? Global Ignition is a five-part monthly series starting in February 2019 designed to help your company strategically approach international market development. Offered by U.S. Commercial Service - Pittsburgh in partnership with Chatham's Women's Business Center.


    APPLY ONLINE TODAY. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first serve basis.

  • Dec
    12

    Webinar: What Business Owners Need to Know About Tax Reform…In 29 Minutes

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Discover the Big Changes affecting not only Business Taxes, but Individual Taxes as well. Will you benefit? Will you be worse off? And what can you do before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st to save money this year! Take 29 minutes and get a high -level overview of the new tax law – all in plain English with a little bit of fun and no tax gobbledygook! Presented by Buzz Rose, CPA

  • Dec
    14

    Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series: The New Retail- Experience is Everything

    08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Lisa Slesinger, Owner of Larrimor's, will discuss the customer experience! Whether you are in a service or product business, your customer’s experience is everything and it is the only thing that sets you apart! Takeaways will include why the customer is still “always right,” how every touchpoint enhances or detracts from your customer’s experience, and why consistency must be part of your organization’s values.

  • Jan
    11

    Effective Advertising for your Business: A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    Looking to expand your customer base? Currently advertising but interested in knowing how to evaluate your efforts or better reach your target market? Hear from a panel of experts in newspaper, magazine, radio, and cable about their demographics and their efforts to reach consumers with effective advertisements to understand how to best leverage their networks for your business.

  • Jan
    16

    Should I be a B-Corp? Choosing the Right Entity for Your Business with a Mission

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Lots of businesses nowadays aren't just focused on profit. Social and environmental impacts are becoming just as important as impact on your bottom line. But choosing the right entity for a business with a mission can be difficult to navigate. In this webinar we'll discuss the difference between non-profits and social enterprises, as well as what it means to be a B-Corp.

    Specifically, we will tackle the following in the webinar:
    -Determining whether you should be a for-profit or non-profit and the pros and cons of both
    -Understanding social enterprises vs. B-Crops
    -Details of what it means to be a B-Corp
    -How your overall business strategy and market plays into your entity decision

    Presenter: Marlene van Es, Principal, Trellis Legal, LLC

  • Jan
    23

    The State of Small Business Lending - Funding Options to Grow Your Business

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    In this session, Honeycomb Credit co-founder and 6th generation community banker, George Cook will provide a short overview of the state of small business lending. He will discuss trends in traditional bank lending and offer an analysis of the increasingly complicated network of alternative lenders while highlighting the pros and cons of various funding options.

  • Jan
    26

    Build Your Business Workshop

    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    Chatham’s Women Business Center in partnership with SCORE Pittsburgh and Enterprise Bank 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
    04

    Webinar: Bookkeeping Software and Apps - Pros and Cons

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This webinar will cover the accounting software available (including a list of accounting software and a comparison of features and cost), what questions to ask when choosing software (and the answers you want to hear), what makes a good solution (including software and personality, new adoption, migration, and hybrid), application stack/software stack (including what other software solutions are being used, integration with current software, user roles, and communication), and common mistakes to avoid (including the most common mistakes and why they are made, how to choose for the right reason, and when to hire a professional), presented by Jonnet Solomon.

  • Feb
    06

    Webinar: Launch Your Product on Amazon

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This webinar will give you the information you need to understand the process of launching your product on Amazon, including why you should consider Amazon, how to launch the right product with Amazon in mind, how to set the right price, preparing e-commerce friendly packaging, how to decide which platform on Amazon is right for you, an account setup checklist, and best practices for writing product titles, descriptions, and bullet points! Presented by Diane Danforth of Americat Company

  • Feb
    08

    Celebrating Remarkable Women Entrepreneurs During Black History Month: A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    Come and honor the work of women entrepreneurs in our community. A panel of African-American women business owners will share their successes, their stories, their big wins, and what they would do differently.

  • Feb
    13

    Webinar: Grow Your Product on Amazon

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    This webinar will cover how to build excitement prior to launching your product, how to earn ratings and reviews, branding considerations, package inserts, automated email review requests, Amazon advertising, product ads, discounts, coupons, promo codes, giveaways and more!

  • Feb
    18

    Webinar: Want to Increase your Profit? Your P&L is the Key

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    To win the money game with your business, you have to know how to keep score. Your P&L is a valuable scorecard. This webinar will show you how to determine whether you need a Cash or an Accrual P&L, break out sales & expenses into meaningful categories, understand and use Profit Centers, calculate your real Cost of Goods Sold, use Gross Profit as a quick measure of how you are doing, differentiate between margin and markup, understand why you had a profit or a loss, and calculate your Required Sales Level so you more than break-even.

  • Feb
    25

    Concept To Launch

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Chatham University Women's Business Center
    "Concept to Launch" is a 6-week entrepreneurial training program for women in the early stages of starting a business.

    Dates: Six Monday evenings from 6-8pm on Feb 25; March 4, 11, 18, and 25th; and April 1st.

    Classes focus on:
    - Developing the business concept
    - Identifying target customers and markets
    - Marketing strategies
    - Foundational operations of your business
    - Basic financials
    - Legal business entities
    - Developing and delivering your “pitch”

    To view the syllabus from a previous Concept to Launch program: Click Here A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available through a generous partnership with Bridgeway Capital. APPLY HERE

  • Mar
    08

    Pittsburgh’s Million Dollar Women-Owned Businesses: A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    The Women's President's Organization will moderate a panel of exceptional women entrepreneurs about how they founded their companies, their successes, their biggest obstacles, lessons learned, and their future plans for growth. Only 1.7% of all women-owned businesses get to the million dollar mark, come to hear the “secret sauce” from a few women founders who have made it there!

  • Apr
    12

    Best Practices & Lessons Learned From Women in Finance at the Top: A Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

    07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    Come hear two women in finance discuss their journeys through the ranks in the financial realm, providing real insights and perspectives and answering questions including how they did it, whether or not they had mentors along the way that opened doors for them, and how they handled road blocks.