Tuesday, March 25, 2014

AlphaLab Named to List of Top U.S. Accelerators

Congratulations to AlphaLab, which has been named one of the best 15 accelerators in the U.S., according to the 2013 Seed Accelerator Rankings. 

"Super Charged" PowerUp Lunch
Featured Speaker: Ilana Diamond
(Managing Director, AlphaLab Gear at
Innovation Works; and PowerLink Co-Founder)
The Featured Speaker at our upcoming "Super Charged" PowerUp Lunch is Ilana Diamond, who is Managing Director at AlphaLab Gear, the new hardware and robotics accelerator from AlphaLab, part of Innovation Works, one of the nation's most active seed-stage investors.

Read more about the 2013 Seed Accelerator Rankings in this TechCrunch article.

Come hear Ilana Diamond speak at our "Super Charged" PowerUp Lunch on April 2 at the Rivers Club in Pittsburgh. 

This event will also feature Roundtable Discussions with the region's most successful women entrepreneurs on the following topics: overcoming sales challenges; succession planning and exit strategy; evaluation health insurance options; financing business growth; leveraging WBE certification; conquering social media; growing a multi-million dollar business; and cultivating top-notch customer service.

Register online for the "Super Charged" PowerUp Lunch featuring Ilana Diamond.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Super Charged" PowerUp Lunch (April 2)

Join E-Magnify + PowerLink for a "Super Charged" PowerUp Lunch in April! 

Date: April 2, 2014
Featured Speaker:
Ilana Diamond
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Rivers Club, Pittsburgh, PA
Registration: $45 (includes program & lunch)
Featured Speaker: 
Ilana Diamond 
Managing Director, 
AlphaLab Gear at Innovation Works
and PowerLink Co-Founder

Plus: Roundtable Discussions
The region's most successful women entrepreneurs will lead roundtable discussions and share their insight on how they PoweredUp their business. Learn from the best, and walk away with strategies you can use to power the growth of your company.

 Choose from these roundtable discussion topics:
  • Overcoming Sales Challenges
  • Succession Planning and Exit Strategy
  • Evaluating Health Insurance Options
  • Financing Business Growth
  • Leveraging WBE Certification
  • Conquering Social Media
  • Growing a Multi-Million Dollar Business
  • Cultivating Top-Notch Customer Service
Reserve you spot for this special "Super Charged" PowerUp Lunch!

Free Online Government Contracting Training

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering an exciting FREE training opportunity for any person or business that is socially or economically disadvantaged. To determine if you qualify as a socially or economically disadvantaged business, a self-certification is included in the registration process.  (Normally, these 7(j) trainings are reserved for companies in the SBA 8a Program.)

March 20 (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.) - Audits and Accounting Systems

March 24 (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.) - Introduction to Construction Project Management

March 25 (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.) - Government Contract Negotiations

March 26 (1:00 - 2:00 p.m) - Facilities Clearances

March 27 (1:00 - 2 :00 p.m.) - Understanding RFPs

March 27 (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.) - How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule

March 31 (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.) - Developing Technical and Past Performance Volumes in Response to RFPs

Click here for course details and to register.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

QuickBooks Clinics in April

Learn how to use QuickBooks for your small business.

Join E-Magnify for our next QuickBooks Clinics in April 2014. 

April 3, 10, 17

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (for all sessions)
YWCA of Westmoreland, 424 North Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601

Sessions feature hands-on training with the software and a small class size led by a Certified QuickBooks Consultant.
  • Session 1 (April 3) – Setting up and navigating QuickBooks, Accounting Review, Sample Company, Chart of Accounts, Working with Lists
  • Session 2 (April 10) – Sales and Invoicing, Payments and Deposits, Entering and Paying Bills
  • Session 3 (April 17) – Bank Accounts, Inventories Payroll, Estimating, and More

Instructor: Anne-Terese (Teri) Hayes, Certified QuickBooks Consultant
Teri Hayes has been a QuickBooks Pro advisor since 1999. As a consultant and bookkeeper who has worked with small businesses, she understands the needs of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Register online here.
Registration: $150 (for all 3 sessions)
Student-discount registration: $135 (for all 3 sessions)

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