October is the traditionally the biggest month for cost-effective networking events coinciding with the Minority Economic Development (MED) Week celebration. This year, MED Week phillymedweek.com, is October 1st-October 4th, 2013. We start the month off with MED week events (http://www.phila.gov/commerce/Documents/MEDWeek%202013%20Event%20Schedule.pdf) !
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 12pm to 2pm - Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Application Workshop Location: 121 S. Broad Street, 10th Floor Sponsoring Partner: The Urban League of Philadelphia RSVP: Contact Ms. Tiffany Belton at 215-985-3220 ext. 237 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 5pm to 6:30pm Issues in the Immigrant Business Community Location: One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029, City Planning Conference Room Sponsoring Partner: Asian American Chamber of Commerce, (215) 791-3660
Thursday, October 3, 2013 8am to 10am WOW, What a Window! The Dynamics of Visual Merchandising The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19139 Presenters: Ms. Iola Harper, Senior Director of TEC Acceleration Group at The Enterprise Center Sponsoring Partner: The Enterprise Center, (215) 895-4046 7:30 am – Registration, networking and refreshments 8:00 am to 9:30 am – Program 9:30 am to 10:00 am – Q & A and Wrap-up
Thursday, October 3, 2013 2pm to 4pm City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology presents Vendor Forum Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Sponsoring Partner: City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology For more information call: Maria Realdine, 215-686-8173
Tuesday October 8th, 10am - 12pm OSTRC presents "The Art of Networking" Professional networking is an important but sometimes overlooked component of staff development. The OSTRC will explore networking strategies and provide tips, role playing opportunities, and tools to enhance staff's comfort and confidence with this professional skill. In addition, the OSTRC will share information about several networking events in the Philadelphia area. RSVP @ http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/ostrc/prodev/ostrc_academy/how_to_register.html
Saturday, October 12th 9:30am - 12pm Universal Muslims Business Association (UMBA) presents "How to Network" with Nicole Newman at the Sam Staten, Sr. Office Building 665 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Topics Include Breaking the Ice, What do you do with a business card and follow up strategies. Free admission for registered UMBA members (RSVP mandatory) $25 registration cost for Non–UMBA Members RSVP @ http://umbaoctoberworkshop.eventbrite.com/
Monday, October 14th, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm "Calling All Female Entrepreneurs" This series is designed to inform and educate entrepreneurs on real life issues that directly affect their success. Three major components are: an Accounting System, a Marketing/Networking System and great personal Credit. The hosts, Tara Colquitt and Nicole Newman, have been working together for years and successfully growing businesses with systems to allow business owners to manage their time. Time Management is an essential skill in business and another layer of new responsibilities (marketing, accounting, making product/service, staff ) have been added to the already busy lifestyle. RSVP @ http://callingallentrepreneurs2.eventbrite.com to grab one of the three remaining spots.
Friday, October 18th, 2013 8am - 10am - PWBN Northwest Chapter Meeting. Ladies, join co-leaders Laura Roane and Tara Colquitt for the monthly meeting. Following networking time and individual introductions, they will have a round table discussion. Topic: "Joint Ventures - Who Is On Your Power Team?" Please bring 20 business cards and your 30 second commercial. Learn more @ https://www.facebook.com/events/102209759965363/
Friday, October 25th- Saturday, October 26th, 2013 - The SBN Social Venture Institute (SVI) is a powerful learning experience for emerging and established entrepreneurs who aim to build a profitable company while being socially and environmentally responsible. Attendees can expect to hear the trials and triumphs from local and national successful entrepreneurs during True Confessions sessions. Networking skills will be refined and put to use during Networking Activities and Exercises. Attendees can take a deep dive on business challenges during dedicated Breakout Sessions. They will get connected to vendors and resources at the SVI Business Expo. Tickets available at: http://svi2013.eventbrite.com Scholarship applications at: ph.ly/SVI2013Scholarship