7th annual Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference

  • 06 Apr 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Pittsburgh 401 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA


  • This price is for non members
  • This price is available for Premier members only.
  • This discount allows our associates to invite guests at a special price.

Registration is closed

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WSBA thanks our 2016 Silver Sponsors!




   Painted Lady Social Painting

Expo vendors

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals

A Matter of Energy

Commercial Bank & Trust od PA.

The Women's Small Business Association (WSBA) is proud to present our 6th annual Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference and Honoring Extraordinary Women Awards Luncheon

This signature event to be held on April 6, 2016 will be our most intensive yet! The Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference will focus on the different components that contribute to a successful business. The 2016 event includes a full day of education, networking, service vendor presentations and a series of engaging speakers!

9:00 - 9:50 am: Registration/Networking

10:00 - 10:35 am: Be You Smart First - Positioning Yourself as the Revered Authority - Presented by Mary Lee Gannon, President of Starting Over Now 

10:45 - 11:20 am: The (or your) business Defibrillator: How to Jumpstart Your Sales” presented by Melanie Dawn of Skill Refinery 

11:30 - 12:45 pm: Honoring Extraordinary Women Awards Luncheon 

We will honor the nominees and winners for the following awards.

- 2016 Best Business Woman of Pittsburgh

- Community Service Award presented by WSBA

- 2016 WSBA Business Woman of the Year

Awards provided by:

Elegance in Awards

                  Custom Plaques  •  Trophies   •  Glass & Acrylic Awards

  T-Shirts & Sports Apparel  •  Custom Shirt Framing  •  Promotional Items

Glassware  •  Mugs  •  Clocks  •  Ribbons  •  Medals  •  Custom Sized Plates

     Outdoor Plaques & Signage  •  Perpetual Awards   •   Laminated Plaques

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12:55 - 1:30 pm: "Give yourself the gift of being your own boss without becoming your worst enemy!" presented by Denise LaRosa,  Founder of Mom Talk With Denise LaRosa, LLC.

As entrepreneurs, we think we have flexible schedules. Most of the time we put in more hours then we need to, with no one telling us to stop! This presentation will provide practical steps and tips to achieve life/work balance.

1:40 - 2:15 pm: "Tried and True and New Social Media Business Owners Need to Know" presented by Joanne Quinne Smith from DreamWeaver Marketing Associates

From Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and blogging, and to the ever changing landscape like Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Periscope, and Snap Chat, what you should use as a business owner? Learn from a seasoned podcasting pioneer and National U.S. Small Business Administration Journalist of the Year.

2:25 - 3:00 pm: Panel Discussion with Q & A: Finding funding for your business. Presented by: www.moneypitcasting.com

Our panelist are

This event offers several price points to meet any budget!

$42 - General admission (save $8 off the "at the door" price. Deadline is April 4, 2016)

$50 - At the door price (effective 12 am on April 5, 2016)

WSBA members pay $38! Join us today to get discounts on admission, vendor booths, and sponsorship.

Attend any of our WSBA networking events to buy discounted tickets! This link will provide an up to date listing of our upcoming events. OPPORTUNITY CLOSED

Upcoming WSBA Networking Events

You can participate in this event several ways!

Click on the links to get additional information on each opportunity. You can also request information by sending an email to Susan Miller at WSBAfounder@gmail.com

Prize Sponsors

Diamond pendant provided by

List of prizes donated

2 lipo laser treatments with vibration plate provided by
The Foundation for Wellness Professionals 

Mon Cherrie by Celebrate You Gifts

Personal care basket provide by Dr. Amanda Minardi & 
Hospital Representative for Vitas Home Care and Hospice services

Photo Art Photography by Tabi

Piece of Art from Pamela Cooper

Finished canvas and gift cert. from Brenda Nemec d.b.a.Painting with a Buzzz

1 hour one on one professional coaching. Through Daughters of Deborah Leadership Ministry.

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