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One of the largest events for small businesses in the area. Join hundreds of other businesspeople to hear the hottest strategies & tips. Meet Pittsburgh-area leaders in technology, marketing and entrepreneurship.

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Duquesne University

Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103

P: (412) 396-6233

F: (412) 396-5884

Mon- Fri 8:30 - 4:30



EGNC 2018

Keynote Speaker

- Michael DelGrosso -



20th Annual Entrepreneur's Growth & Networking Conference - June 7, 2018

A premier networking & informational event for western PA small businesses held at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Over 400 small business managers and owners expected.


8:30 – 9:00

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:50

"Forward Progress: Leveraging Leadership, Focus & Process to Surpass Goals & Find Success"  - David Radin from Dale Carnegie Training

10:00 – 11:10

Breakout Session I

  • Private Investor Intrigue: Is your Business a Candidate for Debt or Equity Financing?
  • Turn Around Tales: Turning Setbacks Into Success
  • Fuel Your Marketing Funnel:  How to Attract More Prospects & Convert More to Customers
  • The Playbook for Turning Your Good Idea Into a Great Business

11:20 – 12:25

Breakout Session II

  • How to Rev Up Your Website's Selling Power
  • Launch Like a Boss:  Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Start-Up Strategies
  • HR Basics for Business: From Hiring to Healthcare & More
  • Be Discovered: The Places Your Business Needs To Be Online & How to Get There

12:35 – 2:00

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker - Michael DelGrosso

2:00 – 3:15

Business Building Tradeshow

  • Meet our sponsors and exhibitors
  • Dessert & Networking

3:15 – 4:15

Breakout Session III

  • Let's Meet Pittsburgh's Small Business Lenders
  • Time Saving (and FREE) Tools, Hacks & Apps for Small Business Owners
  • Negotiate to Win: How Pros Get To Yes, Close More Deals & Get Better Terms
  • The Wild, Wild Web: Using Today's Biggest Online Marketplace to Sell




Workshop Descriptions


2018 Brochure [PDF]



A special thanks to our 2018 sponsors...

















Blue Ribbon

UPMC Health Plan

Wilke and Associates, LLP



Bridgeway Capital

Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C.

Dollar Bank, FSB

First National Bank

Innovation Works

Pittsburgh Social Exchange

Pittsburgh Technology Council

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh