Chatham University

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Building Blocks for Business Capital

Building Blocks for Business Capital is an entrepreneurial program focused on business growth, financial management and capital infusion for women and minority entrepreneurs and artisans. The program consists of training workshops and webinars on the financial aspects of business ownership including; financial management, budgeting, recordkeeping, business credit, risk management, insurance, tax planning and reporting, managing cash flow, financial statement analysis, and securing financing. A mobile funding clinic which provides one-on-one business counseling to review sources of funding, the application processes and business planning. The goal of the Building Blocks for Business Capital program is to promote the growth and accessibility of new capital for businesses in distressed urban and rural communities, and provide business owners with the tools to access capital, sustain and grow their businesses.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec

    Webinar: Think Beyond the Bank - Alternative Funding for Your Small Business

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: Online - ZOOM

    Hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, Riverside Center for Innovation and Urban Redevelopment Authority.

    Traditional bank funding isn’t always the right fit for a small business. In the Think Beyond the Bank webinar small business owners will hear from local organizations about alternative finance opportunities available to them.

    Featuring representatives from the following organizations presenting at the workshop: Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University, Diversity Business Resource Center, Kiva Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority, The Progress Fund, Bridgeway Capital, Axiom Advancement Corporation, Honeycomb Credit, Washington County Council for Economic Development, and the Hebrew Free Loan Association Pittsburgh.

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE! … more info

  • Dec

    Webinar: 2020 Year End Close & Tax Planning - Calculating the Chaos

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: Online, Zoom

    As this year, unlike any other, is ending, business owners need to close out their financial year and prepare for taxes. While the task checklist may look the same, there are many key differences this time around. In this webinar, Judith Herron, CPA, will walk you through a “Made for 2020” year-end closing process. We will discuss the impact of one-time financial events in your financials, the tax and compliance uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 relief programs, including the PPP loan forgiveness, and how to prepare for what’s next.

    Presenter: Judith Herron, CPA, Crawford Ellenbogen

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!

  • Jan

    Webinar: Investing In Women

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Fee: Free
    Location: Online - ZOOM

    CWE and The Center for Women in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities present “Investing In Women” Webinar. This webinar will discuss the unique financial obstacles facing women, including lower investment participation, and provide a roadmap on confidently managing banking, budgeting, credit and investing. You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck!

    Speaker: Becky MacDicken, Outreach Specialist, PA Department of Banking and Securities.

    To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!