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About the Women's Small Business Association (WSBA)

The Women's Small Business Association was founded in 2007 by Susan Miller, the owner of several successful businesses. Ms. Miller has always been an advocate for women, with a strong desire to help women in small business. Her primary goal with the WSBA is to connect women locally and nationally, for the purpose of enabling women to help other women in business.

WSBA mission: To be a valuable online business resource and community for business women, by helping and stimulating small and start up businesses. The goal of the WSBA is to foster women's economic independence by helping them develop skills needed for entrepreneurial success through networking, support, and education.

WSBA developed in Pittsburgh, Pa. and it is currently expanding nationally. Each state will have chapters, which will represent counties. Each chapter will organize interactive networking events for face to face marketing. These events may be one or many of the following types of events.

  • The Network Lunch TM.
  • The After Work Network TM.
  • The Network Breakfast TM.
Cost: $5 for non-members.

WSBA Networking Event Formats

The Network Luncheon
Open to business women only. These afternoon networking events provide attendees the opportunity to exchange business information and also self-promote with a 60 second commercial presentation. All area business women are invited to attend. Non-members are welcomed!

The After Work Network
Open to business men and women. These casual networking events are centrally located to the membership and other area professionals. The After Work Network offers a relaxing and productive atmosphere in which to mingle and exchange business information. Non-members are welcome to attend!

The Network Breakfast
Open to business men and women. These speed networking events will offer a structured and effective networking format that will encourage attendees to give referrals and leads. 

There are 2 types of annual membership:

  • General Membership
  • Premier Membership

Membership benefits

General Membership
  • $5 meeting fee is waived for all WSBA networking events.
  • Members will be able to list their company name, mailing address, and phone number in the business directory.
  • Online event RSVP capabilities
Premier Membership

  • $5 meeting fee is waived for all WSBA networking events.
  • Members will be able to list their company name, company logo, mailing address, phone number, email address with links, web address with links, and all social links in the business directory.
  • Online event RSVP capabilities
  • Opportunities to speak at 3 WSBA Networking Events per year.
  • Complimentary ad in the WSBA Online Newsletter
  • FREE ad in the WSBA Networking News, which is distributed at all WSBA Networking Events.
  • Company highlight on this site.

The WSBA holds signature events throughout the year. These events are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

These events provide educational and inspirational speakers, a productive networking environment and promotional opportunities for WSBA members and professionals.

The Entrepreneur Conference is a day-long, intensive event designed to encourage the growth of small and start-up business. The Conference also hosts the WSBA Best of Pittsburgh Awards, highlighting successful women in business and the community. WSBA volunteers are also recognized for their efforts.

Each year the WSBA partners with a local non-profit organization for the annual WSBA Community Service Luncheon. This event offers group members and others a chance to contribute to an organization that shares the WSBA message of support and community building. Attendees are invited to network in a learning environment featuring informational presentations.

Interactive Benefits
 Details coming soon!

Upcoming events

01 May 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • Evolution Grille, 123 Mulone Dr, Sarver, PA
07 May 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • Serventi's Restaurant & Lounge, 438 S. Chestnut St, Butler, PA
09 May 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • Bronze Hood Lounge, 5994 Steubenville Pike, Pittsburgh, PA
12 May 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • Brady's Run Grille & Guest House, 449 Constitution Blvd, New Brighton, PA
14 May 2014 11:30 AM (EDT) • Olives and Peppers, 6052 William Flynn Hwy, Bakerstown, PA
16 May 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • Gia Visto, 4366 Old William Penn Hwy, Monroeville, PA
20 May 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • Matteo's, 3615 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA
21 May 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • Getaway Cafe, 3049, Sussex Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
22 May 2014 8:00 AM (EDT) • Cafe Kolache, 402 #rd St, Beaver, PA
27 May 2014 1:00 PM (EDT) • North Park Lounge, 8701 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA


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