What we're about

Welcome to the WOMENS SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (WSBA) - Pennsylvania.

WSBA is a resources for women to connect, learn practical and professional strategies from nationally and locally recognized experts, and network with peers.

Our mission: To become a valuable resource to business women, by helping and stimulating small and start up business throughout PA., through networking, opportunities, and education.

One of the most important goals of the WSBA is to foster women's economic independence by helping them develop skills needed for entrepreneurial success. WSBA believes strongly that self-employment is a viable and a needed option for all women.

Several chapters make up WSBA, and they cover 8 counties. Each chapter represents a county. Currently, we have 8 chapters. The Allegheny chapter was the 1st chapter to form, and it consists of almost 700 members. You are welcome to join our other chapters, and begin networking with business women specific to their area. Just click on the chapter link of your choice.

Westmoreland Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Westmoreland-County/) Beaver Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Beaver-County/) Butler Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Butler-County/) Washington Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Washington-County/) Fayette Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Fayette/)

Blair Chapter (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Blair-County/) Lehigh County (http://www.meetup.com/WSBA-Lehigh-county/)

This resource unites business women! You and your business will grow, because the members of WSBA want to be your support team! To review the products and services that WSBA recommends, please visit our Premier Members (http://wsba.ws/womens-small-business-association/premier-members/2009/11/wsba-premier-members_07.html).

To get listed in our exclusive premiere member directory and/or learn about all that WSBA has to offer, please visit http://www.WSBA.biz . Details on the different levels of Membership (http://wsba.wildapricot.org/page-1560713) will also be available on this site.

Please note: This online community is limited to business women only. WSBA has several opportunities for business men to network with our members at any of WSBA events listed below:

- Attend the next After-work network (TM) in Pittsburgh, Beaver County, or Westmoreland.

To find the next networking opportunity near you please click on WSBA Calendar (http://wsba.wildapricot.org/page-1773680)

- Attend or participate in any of the WSBA annual events: WSBA Spring Networking Event, Women's Small Business Conference, WSBA Fall Networking Event, WSBA Community Service Luncheon.

Click on link: http://www.WSBA.biz

We thank you for joining us!

Susan Miller

WSBA Founder

Upcoming events (5+)

WSBA The Network Lunch TM-South Hills

Walnut Grille

$5.00

To RSVP, please use this link: http://wsba.wildapricot.org/event-2585448 You will be redirected to the organization website to complete your RSVP. Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) Hosted by: Kathi Stoddard - Consultant, Debt Shredder (http://www.GetToZeroFast.com) & Kristina Wesling Yost - Realtor, Realty One Group (https://www.realtyonegroup.com). Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. There is a non-refundable $5 meeting fee for non-members, which is payable with your RSVP. Pre-registration is encouraged, so those attending may review your company information before you arrive. You can attend without an RSVP if your schedule changes. You will need check or cash to pay the $5 meeting fee when you arrive. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients in the Robinson/Airport area. Things to bring: - 10-20 business cards or marketing material - cash for your lunch check - $5 meeting fee (non-members only) that attend with no RSVP AGENDA 1:00 pm - attendees arrive, reviews menu, gives the server their drink order, and open networking: everyone stands up to introduce oneself to others and pass their business card 1:15 pm - server takes lunch order and the sign in sheet is passed around 1:30 pm - 60 sec. commercials begin Be prepared to do a 60 second commercial and provide the following information. - Your goal for attending or - What is a good referral for you or - Name one product or service they offer that will specifically help small business owners or business professionals. 2:00 pm - each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the lunch 2:30 pm - Premier member does a 5 min. company presentation 2:35 pm - WSBA announcements from WSBA leadership team member 2:45 pm - Lunch has ended. Open networking is welcomed. If your schedule becomes free the day of the lunch, then you may attend without an RSVP. This lunch is subject to cancellation when the lunch has 3 or fewer RSVPs. Please check this site for cancellations. To review our lunch cancellation policy, please click here (http://www.meetup.com/Womens-Small-Business-Association/pages/Lunch_cancellation_policy_5-09) Please forward your event question to the WSBA Administration Assistant [masked] If you have an interest in becoming a General member ($60/year) or Premier member ($140/year) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett at [masked]

WSBA The Network Lunch TM. - North Hills

Bravo Italian Cucina

$5.00

To RSVP, please use this link: http://wsba.wildapricot.org/event-2585457 You will be redirected to the organization website to complete your RSVP. Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) Hosted by: Lisa Hunt, U$X Federal Credit Union, www.usxfcu.org Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. There is a non-refundable $5 meeting fee for non-members, which is payable with your RSVP. Pre-registration is encouraged, so those attending may review your company information before you arrive. You can attend without an RSVP if your schedule changes. You will need check or cash to pay the $5 meeting fee when you arrive. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients in the Cranberry/Wexford area. Things to bring: - 10-20 business cards or marketing material - cash for your lunch check - $5 meeting fee (non-members only) AGENDA 1:00 pm - attendees arrive, reviews menu, gives the server their drink order, and open networking: everyone stands up to introduce oneself to others and pass their business card 1:15 pm - server takes lunch order and the sign in sheet is passed around 1:30 pm - 60 sec. commercials begin Be prepared to do a 60 second commercial and provide the following information. - Your goal for attending or - What is a good referral for you or - Name one product or service they offer that will specifically help small business owners or business professionals. 2:00 pm - each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the lunch 2:30 pm - Premier member does a 5 min. company presentation 2:35 pm - WSBA announcements from Debi/Susan 2:45 pm - lunch has ended. Open networking is welcomed. If your schedule becomes free the day of the lunch, then you may attend without an RSVP. This lunch is subject to cancellation when the lunch has 3 or fewer RSVPs. Please check this site for cancellations. To review our lunch cancellation policy, please click here (http://www.meetup.com/Womens-Small-Business-Association/pages/Lunch_cancellation_policy_5-09) Please forward your event question to the WSBA Administration Assistant [masked] If you have an interest in becoming a General member ($60/year) or Premier member ($140/year) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett at [masked]

Mastermind Dinner Series

BRAVO Cucina Italiana

To RSVP, please use this link:http://wsba.wildapricot.org/event-3263852 You will be redirected to the organization website to complete your RSVP. This event offers limited inclusion: This event is available for experienced entrepreneurs and business owners, and WSBA Premier Members . Premier members are encouraged to invite other experienced business owners. Please notify Debi Arnett of any guest(s) that are attending, with their name and business. General members may upgrade their membership. You are invited to connect with a community of supportive colleagues who brainstorm together to move the members to new heights. These seasoned businesswomen will give you feedback, help you brainstorm new possibilities, and will set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track. You'll gain tremendous insights which improve your business and personal life. This mastermind event is like having an objective board of directors, a success team, and a peer advisory group, all rolled into one. This event will include a menu dinner, soft drinks, and cash bar Meeting Structure - Open Networking 5:30-5:45pm - Dinner served 5:45-6:05 -Introductions and accomplishments 6:05-6:35 -Peer to Peer Discussions 6:35-7:30 -Announcements & wrap-up 7:30 Please bring these items with you to the event. - Notepad and pen, business cards - One thing that was currently working really well in your business activities. - One thing you needed help on, were struggling with, or wanted to brainstorm on. - One resource, such as a blog, podcast, service, product that you believe others in the group would appreciate knowing about. Anyone responding to attend or bringing a guest will be responsible for payment for that cost per reservation. Cancellations will only be accepted up to Jan 24th without payment. Any no shows or late cancellations will be invoiced. Alcoholic beverages are available at additional charge.

WSBA The Network Lunch TM-Monroeville

Tolerico's restaurant

$5.00

To RSVP for this event, please use this link: http://wsba.wildapricot.org/event-3267461 Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM) Hosted by: Kelly Moore of Dollar Bank Monroeville Office - Thank you for your interest in our events. This event is open to any woman that is an entrepreneur, business professional, or company representative. This is an informal networking event, open to any business woman who would like to increase her business contacts or clients in the Monroeville area. Things to bring: - 10-20 business cards or marketing material - cash for your lunch check - $5 meeting fee (non-members only) AGENDA 1:00 pm - attendees arrive, reviews menu, gives the server their drink order, and open networking: everyone stands up to introduce oneself to others and pass their business card 1:15 pm - server takes lunch order and the sign in sheet is passed around 1:30 pm - 60 sec. commercials begin Be prepared to do a 60 second commercial and provide the following information. - Your goal for attending or - What is a good referral for you or - Name one product or service they offer that will specifically help small business owners or business professionals. 2:00 pm - each person gives testimony or referral for someone attending the lunch 2:30 pm - Premier member does a 5 min. company presentation 2:35 pm - WSBA announcements from Susan our Founder or Debi our Regional Director 2:45 pm - lunch has ended. Open networking is welcomed. Questions about this event can be forwarded to WSBA Administration Assistant: at [masked] If your schedule becomes free the day of the lunch, then you may attend without an RSVP. This lunch is subject to cancellation when the lunch has 3 or fewer RSVPs. Please check this site for cancellations. To review our lunch cancellation policy, please click here (http://www.meetup.com/Womens-Small-Business-Association/pages/Lunch_cancellation_policy_5-09) Please forward your event question to the WSBA Administration Assistant [masked] If you have an interest in becoming a General member ($60/year) or Premier member ($140/year) of WSBA, please contact Debi Arnett at [masked] to complete your RSVP. Get Heard! Get Noticed! Get Leads! (TM)

Past events (1,005)

WSBA The Network Lunch TM - Harmar

Zone 28

$5.00

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