Date: Tuesday March 26, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center
100 Harrison Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO AND FROM THE SETON HILL CAMPUS.
Registration fee: $65.00**
To register, please click the blue button above, or call 724-830-4625.
**Program Partner Discount: Are you a member of one of our 36 Program Partner organizations? If so, you can save $10 off registration. Click here to see a full list of participating organizations and then follow the link to the discounted registration page.
Registration Policy: Registrations will not be processed without FULL PAYMENT. Payment must be made by check, money order, or credit card. Please make checks payable to Seton Hill University E-Magnify. If you are paying by check or money order, please send it to Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify, Seton Hill Dr., Greensburg, PA 15601.
Registration Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing to email@example.com. Cancellation for symposium registration made prior to 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2013 will receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for cancellations received after March 19, 2013.
Free parking and shuttle to downtown Greensburg available on Seton Hill University campus. Park in lots A or B (there will be signs to shuttle), please click here for directions to Seton Hill University.
General Rules: No person under the age of 18 will be admitted to the symposium. Cameras or videos are prohibited.
Inclement weather: There are no refunds due to inclement weather.
Substitutions: All requests for substitutions must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badge Policy: Name badges will be distributed during on-site check-in registration on March 26, 2013.
BUILDING A BENCHMARK BUSINESS
A Women's Entrepreneurial Symposium
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center
100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, PA
Seton Hill University E-Magnify Women’s Entrepreneurial Symposium provides women business owners a platform for business ideas and strategies that lead to more productive and profitable business endeavors. An emphasis on networking and mentoring is woven throughout the event to encourage women to support each other.
This year's Symposium Business Topics include:
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: HELPING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS CREATE THE BUILDING BLOCKS TO SUCCESS
Ana Harvey, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership
The Small Business Administration is committed to helping small businesses in the U.S. succeed. This session will cover President’s Obama second term agenda for supporting small businesses, which will include development of new markets and customers.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER EXPORTING AS A PART OF YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH PLAN
Lyn Doverspike, Director, U.S. Commercial Service
Do you know that 97% of the world’s purchasing power lies outside of the U.S.? In this session you will learn the why and how to get started in exporting. You will also gain knowledge of the resources that are available to you and how you can employ them to grow your company.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL: DEBT VS. EQUITY
Julia E. Trimarchi Cuccaro, Attorney at Law
Deciding between equity financing and taking on a loan for your business is a challenge for all small business owners when they need capital to expand a business. Should you go to a bank and apply for a business loan? Or should you look for an investor? Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each to determine which type of financing is best for your business.
DOING BUSINESS WITH THE COMMONWEALTH
Gayle Nuppnau, Procurement Liaison, PA Department of General Services, Bureau of Small Business Opportunities
In this session you will learn about Pennsylvania’s Department of General Services' expansion of opportunities for small businesses. The topic of discussion will be the Small Business Procurement Initiative and the Small Diverse Business Verification Program.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Jacqueline Lampert, Sr. Health Policy Analyst, Insurance Service Division, UPMC Health Plan
The Affordable Care Act includes a variety of measures specifically for small businesses that help lower premium cost growth and increase access to quality, affordable health insurance. Depending on whether you are self-employed, an employer with fewer than 25 employees, an employer with fewer than 50 employees, or an employer with 50 or more employees, different provisions of the Affordable Care Act may apply to you.