WOMENS SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION TM ANNOUCES SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
07/05/2010

The Women’s Small Business AssociationTM (WSBA), an organization that stimulates small and start up businesses that spans five Western Pennsylvania counties and includes almost 600 members, announces the topics and speakers for its signature event “The Seven Steps to a Highly Successful You,” being held at the University Club from 8:30 to 5:00 on July 14th.

Online PR News – 05-July-2010 – – Pittsburgh, PA The Women’s Small Business AssociationTM (WSBA), an organization that stimulates small and start up businesses that spans five Western Pennsylvania counties and includes almost 600 members, announces the topics and speakers for its signature event “The Seven Steps to a Highly Successful You,” being held at the University Club from 8:30 to 5:00 on July 14th. This all-day event is part of the WSBA’s annual Women’s Small Business Week a part of their small business development program. The day’s agenda includes the following sessions:

Health and Wellness with Dr. Nancy Mramor of Transformedia

Dr. Mramor, a psychotherapist and Spiritual Fitness Coach with 25 years of experience, will address modern heath concerns for women and steps women can take to maintain and improve health. She will share proven techniques that engage and synthesize mind, body, and spirit for total wellness to protect your most valuable asset for wealth – your good health!

Finding Funds For Your Small Business with Lindsay Biddle, Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence

This session will identify sources of cash flow, as well as the types of investors needed to back a small business. Womens small business (http://www.wbsa.ws) growth and development will be the focus. Ways to budget creatively and to avoid financial pitfalls will also be discussed. This session will be presented by Lindsay Biddle, who brings years of experience to her role at the Institute.

Success From Saying, “No!” presented by Sharon Eakes of Hope Unlimited

As a personal and executive coach with backgrounds in psychology and management, Ms. Eakes helps clients thrive in both their personal and professional lives. Her session will help attendees learn how to avoid over committing, focus on their unique strengths, and prioritize responsibilities without guilt.

Branding and Marketing Your Business by Liz DeWitt of Liz DeWitt Marketing Consulting

Ms. DeWitt, a marketing strategist who specializes in helping clients create authentic, differentiated brands and develop marketing/public relations plans for increasing market share, will presenton the importance of building and selling a brand. Tools for brand building that will be shared include utilizing the media, online networking, licensing, and strategic partnerships.

Networking Essential - by Barbara Schwarck of Clear Intentions

As founder of Clear Intentions, Ms. Schwarck offers executive coaching, training, and assessment to business leaders seeking to improve leadership skills and become truly effective and satisfied. Her session will focus on the benefits of face-to-face networking and techniques for productive networking to stand out in the crowd and drive profits.

Business Operations and Outsourcing with Ruby Wilkosz of Working Order

Ms. Wilkosz is the regional director of Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania’s Working Order program. Her organization offers a small business development program which develops and supports entrepreneurship for individuals with disabilities or other obstacles to traditional employment. Her session will address hiring the right professionals to build your business.

Using Technology Within Your Small Business by William Weil of Pittsburgh SEO

Mr. Weil is a marketing and technology expert whose firm specializes in website development and search engine optimization (SEO). His session will help attendees make sense of how to grow your business using strategic internet strategies.

This event is sponsored by The Pittsburgh Business Times, Keystone Benefits Group, and MedExpress. The cost of the event is $38.00 for WSBA Premier Members, $43.00 for general members, $48.00 for non-members or for admission at the door. The cost includes the Honoring Extraordinary Women Awards Luncheon and an afternoon networking happy hour. For additional information on the sessions and speakers, as well as event registration, please visit the calendar section of the WSBA website http://www.wbsa.ws.

About Women’s Small Business AssociationTMThe Women’s Small Business Association (WSBA) was founded in 2007 by Susan Miller, owner of several small businesses, including Pittsburgh Candle Company and Miller Promotions. She created the organization with the vision of a networking group unlike any other – one tailored not only to the needs of women entrepreneurs who own a business, but also to women attempting to launch one. WSBA offers monthly networking meetings, annual development events, marketing and public relations opportunities, and other benefits to its members. Membership includes almost 600 women from five Pennsylvania counties and continues to expand. The primary goal of WSBA is to facilitate business women helping one another succeed in their existing and start-up businesses. For additional information about WSBA, visit the website http://www.wbsa.ws.

CONTACT:
Linda Handley
Executive Assistant Director
Women’s Small Business Association
HandleyL@verizon.net

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