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Women's Small Business Conference - The Seven Steps to a Highly Successful You

WSBA presents the Women's Small Business Conference "The Seven Steps to a Highly Successful You!"
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Supporting Partners -
Center for Women's Entrepreneurship - Chatham University,
PA eMentoring,
Women's Leadership Exchange
EVENT SCHEDULE
8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration –
9 – 9:10 Welcome from Susan Miller WSBA Founder & Executive Director
Session 1 | Health and Wealth Dr Nancy Mramor 9:15 - 9:40 This session will address modern health concerns for women of all ages, along with preventative steps you can take to maintain and improve your health. The Dr. will share proven techniques that incorporate the mind, body and spirit for total body wellness, protecting your most valuable asset to wealth - your health!
Session 2 | Finding Funds For Your Small Business Ray Vargo 9:45 - 10.10 This session will identify sources of cash flows and help identify with the type of investors you may need to back your business. Provide info on how to avoid financial pitfalls and to utilize the funds available through creative budgeting.
Session 3 | Success from saying, "No!" Sharon Eakes 10.15 - 10:40 Information on how to keep us from over committing. Provide information on strategies on how to focus on our own unique strengths, and learn to take care of our most important responsibilities without guilt.
Session 4 | Branding and Marketing your Business Liz Dewitt 10:45 - 11:10 Why is it important in build and selling a brand? Learn how to utilize the media, online social networking, licensing, and strategic partnership to build your brand.
Honoring Extraordinary Women Awards Ceremony and Lunch 11:15 - 1:45 This year's nominees
Best Business Woman of Pittsburgh - Dr. Carol Utay - Executive Director - Total Learning Centers - Georgette Pascale - President and CEO - Pascale Communications
WSBA Business Woman of the Year - Renee Horner - Three E Graphic Design - Lee Drozak - My Office Assistant - Amanda Wodzenski - CRMasterminds
Community Service Award of Pittsburgh - Linda Handley - Linda Handley Inc. - Charissa Hamilton Gribenas - Founder - Bricks for Young Adults - Iyana Tennon - President & CEO - Virtuous Academy Awards to be awarded:


  • 2010 Best Business Woman of Pittsburgh Business women from the Pittsburgh region will nominate a business woman of excellence.

  • Community Service Award of Pittsburgh presented by WSBA Members of the Pittsburgh community will recognize individuals that continue to service their community.

  • 2010 WSBA Business Woman of the Year Members of WSBA will nominate a WSBA member of their choice for this prestigious award!

  • 2010 WSBA Best Member of the Year Members of WSBA will vote on a WSBA member that has demonstrated a consistent commitment and dedication to WSBA.

  • WSBA service awards - 2010 Volunteers of WSBA will be honored to the membership of WSBA

  • WSBA Director's choice service award - 2010 One WSBA volunteer will be chosen by the directors, for her exceptional commitment to WSBA.

Nominations are currently being accepted! Click on links to secure the nomination forms.
Session 5 | Networking Essentials That Work Barbara Schwarck 2:00 - 2:25 Learn the benefits to face to face networking versus social networking. Learn how to make your networking more productive, and profitable. Learn several techniques for using business cards effectively and how to use your time well at networking events. Learn how to make the best first impressions, and how to stand out in the crowd.
Session 6 | Business operations and outsourcing Ruby Wilkosz 2:30 - 2:55 Hiring the right professionals to build your business.
Session 7 | Using technology within your small business. William Weil 3:00 - 3:25 Understanding the various technologies used in marketing and selling over the Internet.
Networking Happy Hour 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the day 8:30 - 11:00 am 1:30 - 5: 00 pm Vendor tables are available for $30 plus the admission fee. Exhibit tables are limited! To secure your table, please contact Susan Miller at [masked]
Admission cost: Premier WSBA™ Member $38 WSBA™ General Member $43 Non-Members and at the door $48

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A great panel of speakers, as well as good networking time...the best of both worlds!

    July 15, 2010

  • Tammy F.

    This WSBA conference featured several inspiring speakers. I am pleased that I took away with me quite a few "AH HA" tips! Excellent mix of professions involved. The University Club was a great place to meet and the lunch was perfect! What an awesome value, 7 professional speakers and a GREAT lunch. Congratulations to the award winners. Too bad that so many women missed this!

    July 15, 2010

  • Monica R.

    Each speaker offered different nuggets for us and they all dovetailed together nicely. The University Club was a beautiful venue filled with our lovely and supportive women.

    July 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Insightful speakers and great conversations with attendees. A great opportunity to learn & grow.

    July 15, 2010

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