Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Ask the Experts" Free, Recorded Webinar

Q&A Session to Help You Start Your Business - Ask the Experts!

E-Magnify Business Counselor Lyzona Marshall participated in AARP's “Ask the Experts” webinar on November 13.

The webinar was recorded, and is available online for no charge. (Free registration is required.)

During this hour-long webinar, small business owners and staff from the SBA and AARP answered questions on the following topics:

  • Developing Your Business Idea and Plan;
  • Securing Financing;
  • Marketing; and
  • Getting a Mentor.

Access "Ask the Experts" here.



Friday, December 12, 2014

Free Resources for PoweredUp Sales

As part of PoweredUp Sales, our new Signature Business Training Series, we are pleased to offer you four complimentary whitepapers from sales training expert Larry Lewis of Client Builder Sales & Marketing LLC.

Download these sales whitepapers: 

About PoweredUp Sales:
Business development is the #1 need of small business owners. That's why E-Magnify + PowerLink has teamed up with Client Builder Selling to help small business owners take charge of their sales through a new Signature Sales Training Course.

This sales training program provides business owners with the ability to hire salespeople with confidence, rapidly get them up to speed and develop effective systems for selling and sales management that improve topline revenue and profitability.

The program will consist of four in-person two-hour workshops conducted at the E-Magnify + PowerLink Pittsburgh office (located at C-leveled in Bloomfield) and eight two-hour virtual workshops conducted live over the internet via web conference. The workshops will be conducted over six months (two per month) by Larry Lewis and Wendy Lydon.

Next Session: January 12 - June 15, 2015
Register by December 19, 2014 to save $200. 



Friday, December 5, 2014

How to Increase Your Company's Selling Horsepower



Join us on Monday (December 8) for a special, complimentary presentation by two expert sales trainers. Learn how you and your sales team can PowerUp YOUR sales! 

Date: December 8, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: E-Magnify + PowerLink Office at C-leveled in Bloomfield (4117 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA)
Cost: No charge to attend

Trainers: 
Larry Lewis
Founder & President
Client Builder Sales & Marketing, LLC

Wendy Lydon
Business Coach & Vice President
ThistleSea Business Development


















Business development is the #1 need of small business owners. That’s why E-Magnify + PowerLink has teamed up with Client Builder Selling to help small business owners take charge of their sales through a new Signature Sales Training Course. 

Click here to reserve your complimentary seat for "How to Increase Your Company's Selling Horsepower" on December 8 to meet the trainers! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nominations Open: BusinessWomen First Awards





Nominations are now open for the 2015 BusinessWomen First Awards.

Presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times, the 2015 BusinessWomen First Awards honor the region's most influential business women. They're looking for women from every industry and profession; women who've made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for other women and are leaving a mark on the western Pennsylvania business community.


Deadline is December 31, 2014.  Read the eligibility requirements for nominees. 

For more information, contact Richard Cerilli at rcerilli@bizjournals.com or 412-208-3815.



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stand Out from the Crowd (Marketing Workshop)

Learn how to stand out from the crowd and get positive marketing results. Come to the next Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Leadership Development Series presentation on December 8. 

Event: How to Stand Out from a Crowd and Get Positive Marketing Results
Date: Monday, December 8 
Time: 7:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m. 
Location: Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Headquarters, Wexford, PA

Presenters:
Cindy Neky, Certified Social Media Strategist 
Cindy is a certified Social Media Strategist, Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, marketing consultant and engaging speaker. She makes learning about the new marketing trends interesting and valuable. 

Leslie Goldstein, Certified Direct Marketing Specialist
Leslie is one of only 60 US Postal Service Certified Direct Marketing Specialists. Before joining the USPS, Leslie served as Vice President of Marketing Solutions for a direct marketing agency. 

Register online here ($10 for Chamber members, $20 for nonmembers).

Presented in partnership by Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber, Seton Hill Univeristy's E-Magnify, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Huntington Bank.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PowerUp Lunch: 60 Great Ideas in 60 Minutes! (Dec. 11)

Join E-Magnify + PowerLink for a power packed PowerUp Lunch


Date: December 11, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Location: Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, PA

Speakers:
  • Finance: Gina Homa, First Commonwealth Bank
  • Marketing: Andrea Fitting, C-leveled
  • HR: Deb Patrick, Leadership Designers, Inc.
  • Sales: Wendy Lydon, ThistleSea Business Development, LLC

What You'll Learn:   
  • Four of our best and brightest PowerLink Advisors will share their top tips for business success.
  • Learn 60 rapid fire steps you can take to grow your business.
  • Start the new year loaded with ideas.

Come ready to learn. The ideas will be flying fast and furious!

Join us as each of our panelists shares her top tips for business growth and success. They will share 60 tips in 60 minutes, so we will be moving fast and generating lots of ideas you can implement right away.

Jumpstart your 2015 growth plans!  Registration is just $35 (includes lunch). 

Friday, November 21, 2014

PowerUp YOUR Sales!




Business development is the #1 need of small business owners. That’s why E-Magnify + PowerLink has teamed up with Client Builder Selling to help small business owners take charge of their sales through a new Signature Sales Training Course! (Class starts January 2015.) 

Meet the trainers and find out more at a special complimentary presentation:

Event: “How to Increase Your Company's Selling Horsepower ” 
Date: December 8, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: E-Magnify + PowerLink Office at C-leveled in Bloomfield (4117 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA)

Trainers: 
Larry Lewis
Founder & President
Client Builder Sales & Marketing, LLC

Wendy Lydon
Business Coach & Vice President
ThistleSea Business Development

















The PoweredUp Sales Training Course is comprised of a robust curriculum that includes the following:
  • 12 two-hour sessions (live and online over six months) conducted by professional sales trainers Larry Lewis and Wendy Lydon;
  • Access to the Client Builder AcademyTM online sales coaching platform for six months; and
  • A Client Builder Academy portfolio and a 220-page book titled Client Builder Selling by Larry Lewis.

Make sure you and members of your sales team have a seat in this new program! Class starts January 12, 2015.

Click here to reserve your complimentary seat for "How to Increase Your Company's Selling Horsepower" on December 8 to meet the trainers! 

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.