Entrepreneur's Growth Conference
Thursday May 12, 2011
8 - 5pm
Contact Us

Our primary offices are located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.


Duquesne University

Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103


Phone: (412) 396-6233

Fax: (412) 396-5884

Email: duqsbdc@duq.edu

Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30 PM


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About The Entrepreneur's Growth Conference:

Duquesne University's Small Business Development Center presents a day-long conference featuring workshops, networking opportunities and a trade show.


View the EGC brochure!

Over 15 workshops on:

Learn how to:

  • Business Planning
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Starting a Business
  • Maximize Profits
  • Strategies for Overcoming the Recession
  • Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs
  • Where to find $$$

$119 before April 28

$139 after April 28




7:30 - 8:15am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:15 - 9:15am

Welcome & Morning Speaker

9:15 - 10:00am

Business Building Tradeshow & Prize Registration

10:00 - 11:10am

Workshops I

11:20 - 12:30pm

Workshops II

12:40 - 2:00pm

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

2:10 - 3:15pm

Workshops III

3:00 - 5:00pm

Business Building Tradeshow, Networking Mixer & Over $5,000 in Prizes


View the list of workshops!



Jason Brown

Morning Speaker: Jason Brown

Jason Brown has enjoyed a 33-year career in specialty retail operations with the goal of maximizing the share of each customer by developing meaningful customer relationships. His career path has been spent building teams of people creating retail businesses rooted in health and wellness lifestyle choices that were meaningful to him and his family.

Added Breakfast Feature:
Learn the Hottest Business Trends for selling to businesses and directly to consumers from consumer expert and Duquesne University Professor, Audrey Guskey

Steve Bruener

Keynote Speaker: Steven Breuner

Steven Breuner is an accomplished entrepreneur with an extensive background in advertising, marketing, sales promotion and operations.  He spent a decade in New York and Los Angeles as an executive with J. Walter Thompson and Grey Advertising. 

Locally, Steve has been in the real estate redevelopment business, the restaurant business, and most notably, he built 48 SUPERCUTS hair salons in Pennsylvania.  Last year, Mr. Breuner sold his SUPERCUTS enterprise.  Learn why he sold and what's next.  Also learn.......

  • How to hire and develop employees that become your secret sauce
  • How do you achieve the benefits of branding in a one or two person business
  • Besides making money, why am I really doing this?


Businesses start, businesses grow, businesses achieve break-even, come learn how to move well beyond break-even and thrive. 







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