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One of the largest area events for small businesses. 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


17th Annual Entrepreneur's Growth Conference - May 15, 2015

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


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View List of Workshop Descriptions



8:30 - 9:00

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 9:50

Welcome & "Creating The Best Pitch" Presentation

Rob Daley, CEO, 4Moms

10:00 - 11:10

Breakout Session I

The Million Dollar Start-Up: Tales and Tips Entrepreneurs Who Have Done It

Doing Business with Big Business: A How-To Guide For Women & Minority Entrepreneurs

An Insider's Guide to Better Cash Flow, Profitability & Financial Management for Growing

Great Google Tools to Grow, Connect, Organize and Sell

11:20 - 12:25

Breakout Session II

Promote. Engage. Sell: A Blueprint for a High-Impact Digital Marketing Campaign

From Your Kitchen to the Marketplace: Starting a Food Business

Adapt or Fail: Changes That Growing Companies Need to Make Now!

Growing Greener: Sustainable Practices & Better Bottom Lines

EntrepreneuRevolution: Exploring Business Ownership

12:35 - 2:00

Luncheon & "Sweet Success: The Story of a Candy Maker"

Bill Sarris, President; Sarris Candies, Inc.

2:00 - 3:15

Dessert & Tradeshow - over $5,000 in prizes!

3:15 - 4:15

Breakout Session III

Best-Seller or Bust: Is Your Business a Money-Maker?

Sell More, Make More: Best-Selling Strategies to Close the Deal

Where's the Dough?: A Playbook for Raising the Money You Need

Leveraging LinkedIn: Why it's #1 on the Entrepreneur's Social Media Must-Read List



A special thanks to our sponsors...












Blue Ribbon

Wilke and Associates, LLP

UPMC Health Plan



Constant Contact



The Baum Consulting Group of UBS Financial

Bridgeway Capital

Dennis Piper & Associates, PC

Dollar Bank, FSB

Enterprise Bank

University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh