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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 2017

Keynote Speaker Jim Rooney



19th Annual Entrepreneur's Growth & Networking Conference - June 2, 2017

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

What's Next?: A Closer Look at Small Business Trends

10:00 - 11:10

Breakout Session I: Four Workshops Offered

- Simple Steps for Writing a Workable Plan That Will Bring Your Ideas to Fruition & Guide Your Future

- Today's Best Practices for Marketing Your Business on Social Media

- Meet the Lenders: What & Who You Need to Know to Borrow for Your Business

- Tips & Tactics for Growing Sales & Expanding Your Network of Prospects

11:20 - 12:25

Breakout Session II: Four Workshops Offered

- Quiet on Set: Why Videos Are the Biggest Thing in Small Business Marketing

- Ready for Launch: A Step-by-Step Guide to Turning Your Good Ideas Into a Great New Business

- Mining New Markets: How to Sell Your Products to Global Customers, Governments & Corporations

- Bottom Line Builders: How to Get Your Cash Flowing Into Your Business (Even When Sales Are Flat)

12:35 - 2:00

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker Jim Rooney "A Winning Culture: How Can the Pittsburgh Steelers Formula for Success Work for Your Business?"

2:00 - 3:15

Business Building Tradeshow

 - Meet our sponsors and exhibitors

 - Dessert & Networking

3:15 - 4:15

Breakout Session III - Four Workshops Offered

- Revved Up Websites: A Checklist for Website Changes that Drive sales & Keep Customers Coming Back

- How They Did It: Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Stories Behind Their Business Brands

- Pitching the Public: How to Get the Capital You Need from Crowdfunding

- Ready for the Fast Lane: Taking Your Business to the Next Level




Workshop Descriptions


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A special thanks to our 2017 sponsors...


















Blue Ribbon

UPMC Health Plan

Wilke and Associates, LLP



Bridgeway Capital

Cohen & Grigsby

Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C.

Dollar Bank, FSB

Innovation Works

SI Business Associates

Pittsburgh Social Exchange

University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh