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JoAnn R. Forrester founded S I Business Associates, a growth management firm established in 1975. Jo Ann has secured 40 million dollars in loans for her clients. In 1998, she co-developed the PRICE IT PERFECT(TM) cost management program. In 2008, JoAnn started the Empress of Biz Talkcast Show.| Jo Ann consulted for the Women's Entrepreneurial Training Program for the City of Pittsburgh and the State of Pennsylvania. From 1991 to 1995, she served on the Pennsylvania Governor's Task Force for the development of a strategic growth plan for women business owners. A member of the US Small Business Administration's Small Business Advisory Council for the Western Pennsylvania District, JoAnn was appointed the first woman Chair of the Council in May of 1993 JoAnn is co-author of STEPS TO OWNING YOUR OWN SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS,. JoAnn is a nationally certified site reviewer for the National Women's Business Owner Corporation. In 2004, she was appointed a Program Loan Coordinator of the M/W/D.B.E. Working Capital Loan Program of Allegheny County. | JoAnn served 5 terms as President of the National Association of Women Business Owners and also served on National Board of NAWBO (1990-91) and National Nominating Committee of NAWBO (2007-2009).| JoAnn twice received the U.S. Small Business Administration Award for SBA Woman Business Champion for Pennsylvania. In March of 1996, JoAnn was elected to the Pennsylvania Honor Roll of Women from the PA Department of Commerce.| She was chair of the Global Partnership with Pennsylvania in 1997,1998. In 1999, JoAnn received recognition as one of the Top 50 Women Business Owners in Pennsylvania. | JoAnn currently serves on the boards of the Business Loan Review Committee of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Previously, she served on the Advisory Council of the Small Business Administration and The Women's Enterprise Center and and the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO.| Jo Ann R Forrester, Co Developer Price It Perfect Cost Control Program.| JoAnn is also the Award Winning Author of the Popular Children's Book, "The Gift of Holiday Valley." This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com

 

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Publish Date: 04-18-2017 14:03:01
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The Empress of biz, aka JoAnn R. Forrester is interviewing 3 successful business women. Susan Miller, founder of WSBA & Miller Promotions, Brenda DeCroo, Certified Business Coach and Joyce Faulkner, Publisher of Red Engine Press and Award Winning Author will be talking about her latest book Vala's Bed, all successful women in different fields sharing their latest ventures. Also the Empress of Biz will be talking about how the tax strategy of most biz owners and accountants set you up for failure at the bank. Tune in, Listen, Learn & Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 04-04-2017 14:01:13
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Empress of Biz aka JoAnn Forrester interviews Patricia Kirkpatrick, Community Relations Coordinator for Don't Stop- Dream, a local non-profit that provides for the fulfillment of residents DREAMS in the Quality of Life Services nursing, rehab and personal care homes through out W. PA . Susan Miller, founder and Director of WSBA will also be bringing sharing the news and updates about WSBA.

 

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Publish Date: 03-28-2017 11:59:53
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Great news! The Empress of Biz interviews SBA Economic Development Specialist Karan Waigand about the SBA's Emerging Leaders program in Pittsburgh. This FREE NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED program is a federal training initiative specifically focused on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. The initiative provides executives with the organizational framework, resource network, and over 100 hours of training. The businesses will have the opportunity to work with experienced professionals and develop connections with their peers, city leaders and financial communities while promoting sustainable businesses and increasing economic development within urban communities. Best of all, this initiative is FREE for participants. The SBA Pittsburgh District Office is seeking applicants for their third executive training course. Classes will run 1 day a week every other week from April to September 2017. Program eligibility criteria include: In business for at least 3 years Annual revenue between $400,000 and $10,000,000 At least one full-time employee besides the owner A commitment to not miss more than two classes Fill out an online application at https://www.interise.org/sbaemergingleaders Interested small business owners are invited to learn more about the program by contacting Ms. Karan Waigand at 412-395-6560 x127 or karan.waigand@sba.gov . Application deadline is March 31, 2017. TUNE IN, LISTEN, LEARN & PROSPER with the news from the Empress of Biz and her guests.

 

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Publish Date: 03-08-2017 16:30:36
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Join the Empress of Biz for a Special Interview with Dawn Pomaybo of the National Association of the Women's Interactive Network and her guest presenters, Anna Marie Petrarca Gire publisher of Women's Independent Press and Diane Powell, National Outreach Co-Chair for Black Women for Positive Change at the Empowered Determined & United Breakfast on March 22, 2017 at a WIN Pittsburgh Breakfast at Gatetano's Banquet Center & Restaurant... The Lessons Learned when 25000 women joined together on January 21 and marched in downtown Pittsburgh. Join us for these important lessons in leadership.

 

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Publish Date: 03-07-2017 15:05:28
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Join the Empress of Biz, "aka" JoAnn R. Forrester and her special guests, Susan Miller, Founder and Director of WSBA, who will provide updates on WSBA. We will also do an interview with our special guest, Cori Wamsley! She is a Author who helps writers become authors through coaching, courses, and editing. March is Women's History Month. Let's celebrate our accomplishments and learn how to speak and write our stories. Listen, Learn, and Prosper with the Empress of biz and her guests.

 

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Publish Date: 02-14-2017 16:00:33
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Rose are Red, Violets are blue ...Are you still in LOVE with UR business? Today's special edition of the Empress of Biz aka JoAnn R. Forrester and Susan Miller WSBA member will talk about that "love" of ur life...and how to keep the LOVE going.

 

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Publish Date: 01-31-2017 15:00:21
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The Empress of Biz welcomes two expert marketer's to the show. Deb Herman a Premier member of WSBA is a seasoned marketer with 30 years of corporate marketing experience. Recently she decided to follow her dream of having her own business and started her own firm, Deb Herman Marketing Communications...and she is loving it. Susan Miller, founder of WSBA is also a seasoned marketer and brings her considerable marketing skills and experience to her business to promoting and building WSBA. JoAnn R. Forrester aka the Empress of Biz a;so has in-depth marketing experience. In one of her "lives" she was responsible for coordinating and placing advertising for 9 locations throughout the US. Join us and Listen to the experience of our guests, Learn from them and Prosper from their advice. This is one you do not want to miss.

 

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Publish Date: 01-17-2017 15:01:14
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The Empress of Biz aka JoAnn R. Forrester starts the New Year with WSBA founder Susan Miller and Premier member Leslie Ann of Leslie Ann Travels, LLC. Join in and here what is new with WSBA and learn WHY a travel service is still a great way to plan your vacation...especially a cruise. Anchors aweigh to a sunny and warm vacation.

 

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Publish Date: 12-20-2016 15:00:41
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Time...something we all business owners desire...yet is so hard to get. Join the Empress of Biz as we interview WSBA Premier member Sheri Cumberledge of Sheri's Workplace Solutions as she tells us about her business and how her services will give you the much needed time. Also joining us is Susan Miller, Founder of WSBA with newest updates on all things WSBA.

 

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Publish Date: 12-06-2016 15:01:19
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Join me today as we interview Susan Miller of the WSBA, holiday happenings and guests on their business and tips for marketing your business.

 

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Publish Date: 11-22-2016 15:04:37
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Thanksgiving Edition We stop and pause from a hectic daily schedules and count our blessings. Join the Empress of Biz and Susan Miller founder and Director of the Women's Small Business Association as we share what we are thank full for...We also will read notes from friends and listeners as they have posted what they are giving thanks. ...What are you giving thanks for?

 

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Publish Date: 11-19-2016 16:00:26
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Empress of Biz aka JoAnn R Forrester interviews Irina Kleinsasser finalist in the national Stevie Award for Women in busienss. Irina is an exceptionally talented young woman who is working and succeeding in the trucking industry which is heavily male dominated. She began work in her father's trucking company at the age of 14 and now has help established The Fruit club and Logistics Buddy LLC. Tune in, and Listen Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz and our latest award winner Irina Kleinsasser.

 

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Publish Date: 11-15-2016 16:02:22
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Join me as we discuss the Women's Small Business Association its mission, activities and upcoming events with the WSBA Executive Director, Susan Miller. Premiere member spotlight is on Paige Fulmer as she share her story of her Passion about the healing and health benefits of essential oils and the economic opportunities that come from owing your own business. Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz as we learn more about WSBA and its members.

 

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Publish Date: 11-12-2016 16:36:19
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Wondering how to get butts in the seats of your for profit and non profit events? EmpressofBiz, JoAnn Forrester guests today are founders of JJ Media Group, Jill Kummer and Joanne Quinn-Smith which rescued a soon to be extinct site, Eventsburgh and has turned it into a new power house site with a unique selling proposition. Previously the site only promoted events in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.| Now their motto is Eventsburgh, Yourburgh, Anyburgh, Events All Over the USA. We make events Rock!| You know all that sharing and posting of events you do on social media, well you now can get credits for it and you heard it hear on the EmpressofBiz. Listen in today to hear about unique rewards you can get by joining this free event positng site before the end of November and how you can promote your for profit or non profit events for free.

 

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Publish Date: 11-02-2016 14:00:23
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Join the Empress of Biz, aka JoAnn R. Forrester as we interview two special women of the Women's Small Business Association. Susan Miller, founder of WSBA and Tonya Edinger, owner of Weddings of Pittsburgh....Happily Ever After Starts with "Tonya" Tonya is a highly sought after wedding planner and is a premier member of WSBA. Susan Miller Director and founder of WSBA will be sharing what's new and the upcoming events of WSBA. The Empress of Biz is proud to be a media partner with WSBA. Our goal is to bring you business information you can use immediately and to promote WSBA activities and its members. Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 10-28-2016 15:14:30
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Publish Date: 10-18-2016 14:00:39
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The Empress of Biz (JoAnn Forrester) has formed a colloboration with the Women's Small Business Association an organization that helps and promotes women and small business in W PA. Susan Miller, founder of WSBA will be my guest. Join me as we discuss the WSBA and the new programs we will be offering. Listen, Learn and Prosper with us...build your business and enjoy doing it!

 

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Publish Date: 10-06-2016 14:30:16
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The Empress of Biz, aka JoAnn Forrester interviews Susan Miller founder of the Women's Small Business Assoiation on their upcoming conference on: How do you get funding for your small business? Learn how to get your hands on money to start a new business, or funding for a new or ongoing business venture. Entrepreneurs will hear from financial and funding experts in bootstrapping, cloud funding, business lenders and much more. Get details and register at www.bizfundingconference.com The Empress of Biz will be one of the speakers...sharing the secrets of fudning...what the banker says and what he does ...are two different worlds. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are still available!

 

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Publish Date: 09-24-2016 14:00:24
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Baby Boomers are doing it! Faster than anyone else out there. Starting businesses ! Again we are leaders of the pack. And if you are thinking about starting a business this Saturday Empress of Biz, Listen, Learn, Prosper is for you! I will be talking to a "young man" who is retiring next year and is wanting to start his own business and not quite sure how to do it. We will be having a conversation on how to explore his options and on what steps he needs to take. Tune in at 10 m on Saturday, September 24 and listen to the conversation and pick up the tips you need to start your new career. Listen, Learn, Prosper with the Empress of Biz!

 

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Publish Date: 08-31-2016 14:02:30
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Tune in this Wednesday to a special edition on the Empress of Biz, Listen, Learn, Prosper. We are focusing on the literary side and talking books with two special guests, publisher Anna Marie Petracca Gire and award winning fiction author Joe Campolo, Jr. Many of us have the urge to sit down and write the great American novel or cookbook or latest how to do WHATEVERГ‚but we never get around to it, or if we do Г‚we never do anything about it. My guests have done something about it! My first guest, Anna Marie Petracca Gire, is publisher of the Women's Independent Press, The Women's Yellow Pages and the founder and host of The Author Zone. She will be sharing about the upcoming The Writers Conference this September 10 that will give you the info you need and the inspiration to get moving and it is always good for established writers too. My second guest, is Joe Campolo, award winning author, writer, poet and Vietnam veteran who has written has had published not one by two books and numerous articles and poetry. Joe will be speaking about his newest fiction book, " Back to the World" a continuation of the sage of the men of the Kansas NCO who fought and survived "Nam" and then when they came home it was hostile and at times dangerous world.They thought their fighting wheeling dealing days were over...and they were not. Joe Campolo, JR. will be sharing why he writes and what it is like to be a published author, his story and life adventures as a writer. Tune in and Listen, Learn, Prosper and be inspired to pursue your writing dream.

 

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Publish Date: 08-17-2016 13:01:25
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Good morning all...this morning on the Empress of biz I will be interviewing Ralph P. Watson on his upcoming Classic Event on Sunday, August 20, 2016. I admire Ralph P. Watson he is one person who continually finds ways to improve people lives. He is what I call a :) :) :) :) kind of guy. the world needs a lot more people like him. Join in and Listen, Learn and be Inspired by this gentleman.

 

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Publish Date: 08-10-2016 13:04:14
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Join me as I interview Ola Jackson Founder of Oxyn Publication and Homegirl Ceo as she celebrates her 25 years in business in a creative manner by highlighting the achievements of 25 dynamic women. Special guest joining the conversation is Arlinda Morarity a highly successful busienss woman who has overcame many obstacles in her journey of success. Tune in Listen and Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz as she interviews these inspring and accomplished women.

 

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Publish Date: 08-03-2016 15:00:59
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The Empress of Biz is "catching up" with some of her favorite Baby Boomers, Cathy & Paul Kentzel who followed their dreams and started their own B & B in Emlenton PA. What is happening...their newest project the Wilson House and their successes and challenges.

 

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Publish Date: 07-20-2016 13:04:40
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Part 2 of Ignorance is not Bliss. Expecting people to come to you by WOM and your business will thrive because you have great service or product is wishful thinking and leads to failure. Special guest on the Empress of biz,Susan Newman is an experienced business owner and a award winning brand visibility designer, web specialist and environmentalist. She is the CEO and founder of Susan Newman Design, Inc and Frogs Are Green, Inc. Susan is the host of Suzy Brandtastic and believes that branding and consistency are the keys to a thriving business and gaining a following. Listen and Learn and Prosper from our guests advice.

 

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Publish Date: 07-14-2016 12:32:24
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On this weeks broadcast, Wednesday at 8:30 Am, the Empress of Biz aka JoAnn R. Forrester, will be talking about WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW WILL HURT YOU. Ignorance is Bliss" is a phrase you may hear and that maybe good for turtles, ostriches and some relationships...but in business...Ignorance is DEADLY and what you DON'T KNOW about your business most likely will end in heartbreak and bankruptcy court. This week I will be speaking about the areas you MUST know to stay alive in business and avoid the pain of failure. Join me, Listen and learn so you can Prosper!

 

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Publish Date: 07-02-2016 14:03:26
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Special Holiday Feature, The Empress of Biz , aka JoAnn R. Forrester author of The Gift of Holiday Valley interviews her fellow Award Winning Authors, Publishers and upcoming Literary Conference...The Author's Zone. Join the Empress of biz as we talk with award winning authors, Jill Cuni who wrote "Like it was Yesterday" , Deedee Rittman, "Student Teaching: Inside Scoop from a Master Teacher' , and Anna Marie Gire Petracca Gire, Founder of the Author's Zone and publisher of the Women's Yellow Page. Listen to their stories, Learn from these witty women and Prosper from their advice.

 

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Publish Date: 06-29-2016 14:01:38
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Special guest is John Clark of John Clark & Associates. John is a long established business owner whose professional consulting services have been used by many community, government and business organizations. John has learned how to successfully bid and manage projects and successfully deal with the myriad demands of government agencies and corporations. John has successfully used the Allegheny County M/W/DBE/Veteran Loan Fund. Tune in and Listen, Learn and Prosper from this well experienced and capable business owners experience.

 

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Publish Date: 06-22-2016 13:58:28
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Looking for more business? And not finding it? What about doing business with the government? Ruth Byrd-Smith Award winning Director of the Allegheny County M/W/DBE Department will be discussing with the Empress of Biz "How to do business with the government", What is certification? And talking about the unique fund that the county has to help finance projects...it is called the Allegheny County Minority, Women, Disadvantaged,Veteran Working Capital Loan Fund. Tune in and Listen, Learn about new markets and how to PROSPER from their advice. Listen, Learn, Prosper with the Empress of Biz, "JoAnn R. Forrester. JoAnn has over 35 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, has raise more than 46 millions dollars for her small business clients and is a Program Manager for the Allegheny County M/W/DBE/VETERAN Working Capital Loan Fund.

 

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Publish Date: 05-12-2016 13:00:45
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Staff Problems? People not doing what you want them to do? Imagine if your staff was Cats! Join in today with the Empress of Biz (JoAnn Forrester) and Jay Speyerer as we discuss our office staff...Cats are NOT the Staff you Think they Are. Listen,Learn and prospers with us ... it's time to have some lighthearted fun with the Empress of biz and Jay Speyerer well known author as we talk about our unique "staffing " problems.

 

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Publish Date: 05-04-2016 14:01:39
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Join the Empress of Biz and Al Levine as we "catch up" " The Talking Machine" as he shares about his latest endeavors a new TV show on PCTV "5 Minutes with the Talking Machine" . Al is one of our favorite guests! He "retired" from the Pittsburgh Press Production Department and then pursued his dream of being a Sports Talk Show Host with a special twist. This "Baby Boomer is on the right track of building himself a fabulous new career. Tune in and Listen, learn and Prospers with the Empress of Biz and Al Levine.

 

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Publish Date: 04-06-2016 13:03:48
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The Empress of Biz will be interviewing Jay Speyerer, "Pittsburgh's Mark Twain". Be prepared to be entertained and informed about all kinds of things from the business of writing to camera phone pictures to "office" staff extraordinaire. The Empress of Biz aka JoAnn R. Forrester, will also be talking about the mistake #51 based on the Empress of Biz upcoming book "52 Dangerous Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make " (c) Tune in, Listen Learn & Prosper with the Empress of Biz!

 

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Publish Date: 03-29-2016 16:31:18
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join me as we interview Susan Miller-founder of the Women's Small Business Association about their 7th Annual Entrepreneur Conference and their line up of exciting guests. Also we will begin our series on the 52 Dangerous Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make. Tune in Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz and make sure you are not doing one of more of them.

 

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Publish Date: 03-09-2016 14:06:23
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How do you take a local "burgh" site nationwide? Jill Kummer and Joanne Quinn-Smith of JJ Media Group recount their odyssey of doing just that. Eventsburgh is just a tad different than other event promotion sites.| As you know most social media users will see something they like including an event and share it but never get a dollar for that right? And you can post an event and ask people to share it but what motivation do they have?| Here comes Eventsburgh! Here you can post your events and ask others to share them and they get a reward, a few pennies here a few pennies there, whenever someone clicks on their "shared" link. You decide how much and they decide how much by how much and where they share. Pretty simple! The revamped site will roll out in April 2016 at Eventsburgh.com

 

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Publish Date: 01-22-2016 15:02:58
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Title: EMPRESS OF BIZ! Preview of 40th Anniversary SIBusiness Associates Talkathon Episode Notes: EmpressofBiz, JoAnn Forrester, is back from her big game safari in search of BIG money for her clients. The search safari was so intense she took several months off from her EmpressofBiz #podcast. But She's baaaaack!| JoAnn and her partner Jim Martin are celebrating 40 years in business consulting, helping their clients to grow and thrive.| Ever the nanno granny embracing current technology, JoAnn has decided to have a cyber celebration TALKATHON right here on TalkShoe on her #business podcast.| Today's show is a preview of this pioneering cyber celebration. Who will be a guest, what questions will JoAnn answer from the audience, how can you participate? How can you sponsor what will be an intensely marketed event through social media.| Co-host for the preview and the Talkathon on February 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM will be TechnoGranny, Joanne Quinn-Smith who is a client and one of JoAnn's award winning profiles as National Small Business Administration, Journalist of the Year. The TechnoGranny is also one of JoAnn's the Empress's biggest fans.| Listen in as the kibitz and carry on about the PREVIEW of the 40th Anniversary of SI Business Associates Cyber Celebration Talkathon.| There will be great information, a tip or two to help your business, there may even be singing. But if you are savvy enough you can fast forward through the singing. Don't miss it and please share with anyone who needs to know that persistence and consistence, hard work and innovation CAN keep you in business and thriving for 40 years.

 

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Publish Date: 10-15-2015 13:02:16
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Empress of Biz interviews Joe Sestak on his mission to become the next Pennsylvania U. S. Senator. We will be discussing his views on small business and veterans and the vital role both of these groups play in the propserity and security of the United States. Joe Sestak was born and raised in Delaware County, PA. He served in the Navy for 31 years and retired as a 3 star Admiral. He served as a Congressman for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District from 2007-2011. As a Congressman, Joe served on both the Armed Services and Education & Labor Committees, and was Vice Chairman of the Small Business Committee. According to the office of the House Historian, Joe is the highest-ranking former military officer ever to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. As an Admiral, he led a series of operational commands at sea, including Commander of an aircraft carrier battle group of 30 U.S. and allied ships with over 15,000 sailors and 100 aircraft that conducted operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. After 9/11, Joe was the first Director of Deep Blue, the Navy's anti-terrorism unit that established strategic and operations policies for the Global War on Terrorism. He served as President Clinton's Director for Defense Policy at the National Security Council in the White House, and also as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations responsible for development of the Navy's five-year $350 billion warfare requirements. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. Joe most recently taught courses on Ethical Leadership and on Restoring the American Dream at Carnegie Mellon University and Cheyney University, and was the General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, a joint faculty appointment at the United States Army War College, Dickinson College, and the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs. He also remains active in foreign affairs, education, disaster response, small businesses, energy and the environment, and health care, among other issues, through a variety of non-profits and other organizations, including the U.S Department of State. When he officially announced his bid for the U.S. Senate in March of this year at Independence Hall, he walked 422 miles on foot from Philadelphia to the Ohio border in order to show people how he wanted to serve them, earning their trust by a willingness to be held accountable. Joes book,c??Walking in Your Shoes to Restore the American Dream, focuses on the hopes and challenges he saw as he walked with people across Pennsylvania.

 

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Publish Date: 10-09-2015 14:01:32
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The Empress of biz interviews Carol Briney, motivational speaker and author on her activities and upcoming seminars....Create A Life That Tickles Your Soul. - Remember who you were before everyone else told you who you "should" be. Tune in and Listen, Learn & Prosper with the Empress of Biz and Carol Briney Just Imagine Creating a Map To Follow Into The New Year TO Not Only Set Goals. But...To Actually Achieve Them!

 

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Publish Date: 09-17-2015 13:00:53
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EMPRESS OF BIZ INTERVIEWS. Attorney, businessman and congressional candidate Steve Larchak. Tune in and listen and find out why he is running for Congress. TEVE LARCHAK CONGRESSIONAL Candidate.

 

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Publish Date: 09-10-2015 13:02:11
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Join me for an interview with The Author'z Zone founder, Anna Marie Gire, Anna Marie is a great lover of books, writing and advocating for authors.

 

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Publish Date: 09-03-2015 13:00:05
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The Empress of Biz chats with Kathy Wentzel co-owner of the Barnard House, a delightful and charming B & B in Emlenton PA. Find out what it is like when you buy a B & B, renovate it and have your dreams almost go up in smoke.

 

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Publish Date: 08-13-2015 13:04:35
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Join the Empress of Biz as she interviews three smart and funny women. Holly Hicks, Anna Marie Gire and Joanne Quinn smith All three are doing such interesting things that I thought it would make a great show. Holly was the original publisher of the WomenГc??s DirectГc?a Directory of Women business owners in the 1990Гc??s which I am proud to say I was involved in its origins. Anna Marie Gire is now publishing the Women Yellow Pages in its 9 th edition and organizing and promoting the Author's Zone Joanne Quinn Smith is a pioneer woman podcaster. Her show and on line magazine Positively Pittsburgh Live, pplmag.com received over 2.65 million visitors a year. tune in and listen, learn and prosper with these three smart women.

 

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Publish Date: 07-23-2015 15:11:13
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Did you ever wonder where all those trucks on the road come from? Where are they going? Why so many? How does one make a living in trucking? Well you are going to find out when I interview Scott Kear new CEO of Logistics Buddy, located in Sioux Falls South Dakota. The moving of goods and material from one place to another is called the Logistics industry and we will be talking to an industry specialists. Tune in to the Empress of Biz, Listen, Learn, Prosper and find out all about this multi billion dollar industry.

 

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Publish Date: 07-21-2015 20:21:48
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Today the Empress of Biz interviews the Executive Director of the Special Olympics South Dakota, Darryl Nordquist on the mission of SOSD, their efforts to expand their program and their involvement with the The South Dakota Peach Festival. This interview is important for all those who are involved in non-profits or are thinking they want to start a non-profit organization. Tune in Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 07-04-2015 14:03:58
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Empress of Biz Special Saturday Session Talks the Business of Books with Pittsburgh own Mark Twain Jay Speyerer! Jay is an Award-winning author, speaker, writer and educator. He has been, successfully helping people achieve their goals in memoir writing, book publishing, email issues, cross-cultural communication, and presentation skills for over 30 years. The Empress of Biz considers him "Pittsburgh's Mark Twain" Owner of Legacy Road Communications, Jay ghost-writes and publishes peoples biographies because he believes we are defined by our stories. What happened to you -- good and bad -- and how did you deal with it? Those are stories. Collect enough of them and you have a memoir. Jay is the past-president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Speakers Association, and he is the author of four books, The Stories of Our Days, Cat Got Your Thumb?, and Cat Got Your Treadmill?, and Home Cats: A Camera Phone Documentary. Join me, The Empress of Biz for this special Saturday Session as we talk the Business of Books . Listen, Learn and Prosper with Jay Speyerer and the Empress of Biz!

 

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Publish Date: 07-02-2015 13:02:34
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The Empress of Biz will be talking to Marty Stahl and Bonnie Rueben of Volunteers of American about an expansion of VOA their new focus on workforce development. This program will benefit employers and those job seeking candidates... Tune in and Listen, Learn And Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 06-06-2015 16:04:21
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The business of Fruit...Do you know where your apples, peaches and cherry's come from and where they have been. We have a special show from The Fruit Club of Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Lynn Albers, Vice President of the The Fruit Club and Irina Kleinsasser, Supply Chain & Logistics specialist talking on "How Old is Your Apple" Tune in, Listen Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz

 

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Publish Date: 06-05-2015 21:47:28
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Interview with Irinia Kleinsasser, President of Operations and Sales of Logistics BuddyThe Empress of biz interviews a young woman, Irina Kleinsasser of Logistics Buddy who is on the fast track to mega success in a heavily male dominated field...logistics and trucking. What started out as helping her father at the age of 13, quickly became a career and now 15 years later and 1 billion pounds of freight booked Irina has an amazing story to share. Tune in and Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 05-29-2015 14:01:33
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Exciting happenings are occurring in Charleroi, PA, and on the Empress of Biz we have the guests to tell you all about it. The town of Charleroi is the site of a launch of a pilot program, Sustainable Marketplace for Arts, Artisans, and Recreation and Trending businesses. SMAART for short. This program, presented by The Monongahela River Valley Coalition, has the goal of launching a regional initiative directed at attracting small businesses to the Mon River Towns. Small towns are not only wonderful places to visit they are great places to be in business. One of the innovative efforts of STAART is a Business Plan Contest with a series of seminars to help small business obtain the information they need to build a thriving company. To kick off the program on, June 9, 2015 at the Charleroi Borough Building the Region III Administrator Natalia Olsen-Urtecho will be visiting the town of Charleroi. The Empress of biz will be interviewing the SBA Region III Administrator, Natalia Olsoen-Urtecho on the SBA efforts to promote the growth of small business through their Encore program and support of the STAART program. Additional guests are, Don Henderson, Borough Manager of Charleroi will be discussing the goals of STAART and Donna Holdorf, Executive Director of the National Road Heritage Corrido will be sharing about the STAART Business Plan Competition. SBA District Director, Kelly Hunt, will be sharing how the local office will continue to support this innovative effort. This is the kind of program the Empress of Biz loves to bring to you. Information and resources will help your business thrive and prosper. Tune in, Listen, Learn and Prosper. This is an interview you do not want to miss!

 

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Publish Date: 05-01-2015 13:03:28
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Join me as we discuss with Kanak Ilyer, entrepreneur and member of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, The Bamboo or Glass Ceiling, The Challenge and Opportunities of Asian Women Entrepreneurs, This is part of a Women Entrepreneurs Symposium on May 2nd At Chatham University. Tune into the Empress of biz, Listen, Learn and Prosper

 

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Publish Date: 04-30-2015 13:01:41
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Special guest on the Empress of Biz, Listen, Learn & Prosper is DAN DROZ President & Brand Director and speaker at the 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Growth Conference. Dan Droz is a master branding expert and marketing genius. Since 1980, he has touched up, tweaked and innovated for over 500 companies and pontificated about the value of design, accountability and branding in countless journals, international conferences and bars. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Design Management at Carnegie Mellon University where he founded the nations first program in multidisciplinary product development (now a graduate program) and directed the Design for Business Project. Dan has been recognized for design and marketing excellence in the U.S. and abroad including the Designers Choice Award (I.D. Magazine, Best of U.S. from Abitare (Italy), and many Daphne, Hermes and Marcom awards. In 1996, Dan was recognized as one of seven outstanding design alumni of Harvard University, his alma mater, at the 25th anniversary of Carpenter Center for Visual Arts. Tune in and Listen, Learn and Prosper as the Empress of Biz interviews Dan Droz.

 

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Publish Date: 04-23-2015 13:01:01
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It's back and better than ever!...The Entrepreneurs Growth Conference on May 15, 2015. For 17 years Duquense University has hosted the Entrepreneurs Growth Conference. We will be finding out what is happening at this years conference. Tune in tomorrow as we speak to the Christine Hughes about the event. We will also have as our special guests one of the workshops presenters, Ken Sevick, founder and President of ActionCOACH of Western PA sharing his expertise on selling. Join us and Listen,Lear and Prosper with the Empress of Biz and her guests.

 

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Publish Date: 04-16-2015 13:01:49
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Special guest, Susan Newman of Susan Newman Design, Inc, author, podcaster award winning artist and small business owner is a wonderful example of HOW A small biz owner making a difference in the world. Susan specializes in innovative branding and design for entrepreneurs and creatives. Susan also uses her skills and talents to teach children and their parents about the environment. SusanГc??s environmental organization Frogs Are Green, founded in 2009, is dedicated to raising public consciousness of frogs as living indicators of the future health of the planet. Green Dream Гc?? International ChildrenГc??s Earth Day Exhibition, April 4-27, 2014 at The Distillery Gallery in Jersey City. Susan is now an author and shares her passion and commitment to the environment in her her book Frogs, Amphibians and Their Threatened Environment Discovery and Expression Through Art JOIN US AND LISTEN, LEARN AND PROSPER with the Empress of Biz and Susan Newman...both entrepreneurs dedicated to making a difference

 

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Publish Date: 04-09-2015 13:00:36
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Nationally known biz owner, speaker, author and been there done that gal, is our special guest sharing her adventures, wit and wisdom on the Empress of Biz . Once upon a time, Ellen got involved in her husbandГc??s company after his partner died unexpectedly. Boy was she humbled! It seemed like lots of money was moving through the company, but at the end of the month there was never any money left. Thankfully, Ellen found terrific mentors, savvy contractors who taught her how to keep score in business, how to put a simple business plan together and how to make money. Ellen started Bare Bones Biz, a venture capital and consulting company in 1995 to help folks of all ages turn their big ideas into successful businesses. Ellen is also a successful franchisor, helping launch a plumbing franchise to 47 locations and $40 million in sales in under 2 years. Now, she is the president of Zoom Drain and Sewer, LLC. She is a columnist for Huffington Post, PHC News, and a contributor to many business journals and trade magazines. She provides Гc??in the trenchesГc?? insight that business owners can relate to. Ellen is also the author of four business basics books: Where Did the Money Go?, How Much Should I Charge?, The Bare Bones Biz Plan and The Weekend Biz Plan.

 

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Publish Date: 03-26-2015 13:01:49
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Join me as we focus on two entrepreneurs who are making an IMPACT ON the entertainment scene. Jessica Lee is a charismatic Jazz singer and Allen Levine of Pittsburgh Sportsline. Both have created a niche in the our area with their unique talents and approach to business. Jessica Lee is an amazing songstress who is a welcome performer in prominent music clubs, both locally and nationally. JessicaГc??s performances give voice to the up-lifting energy, power and messages that were the trademarks of early artists in gospel, blues, jazz and soul Jazz Allen Levine, The Talking Machine Гc?? has taken his love and knowledge of sports and has created a platform of Live TV talkshows with and combined them with appearances at local restaurants talking sports and bringing a wide variety of people together talking sports and promoting their various community interests and charitable causes. As fun as entertainment isГc?.it is a business! And to make itГc? you have to treat it as a businessГc?not as a hobby. Join in and Listen, Learn and Prosper as the Empress of Biz interviews two popular Гc??entertainerГc??s in our area on the Business of Entertainment.

 

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Publish Date: 03-19-2015 13:02:47
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Join me as we discuss that one thing we all have and spend and waste each day...TIME! today we have a Deirdra Gross of MAKK Strategies sharing with you the latest on Time and how to STOP the drain on your TIME Bank! If this is you or someone you know...time to Listen, Learn and Propser with the Empress of biz and her guest Deirdra Gross of MAKK Strategies Do you feel like you are always running late or feel like you can never accomplish everything you want and need to? Like if you touch all those piles around you, that they will bury you alive? Do you want to see the surface of your dining room table or desk again? Do you feel completely overwhelmed and have no idea how to get things under control?

 

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Publish Date: 03-05-2015 14:03:03
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Hey all join me this morning as we fight another storm and listen in on info and news you can use. Special guest will be Attorney Rosemary Crawford who is running for Judge in Allegheny County.

 

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Publish Date: 02-26-2015 14:02:13
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Join the Empress of Biz today as we share the news that you can use and talk about the good News on the 10th Annual Women of Achievement Awards event on March 5, 2015 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, downtown Pittsburgh.

 

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Publish Date: 02-19-2015 14:33:11
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March is Women's Her story month and we celebrate that with the 10th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Event held on March 5, 2015 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. One of the 2015 honorees is Eileen Carlins of Cribs for Kids. Cribs for Kids is an example of how women make a positive contribution to the quality of lives. Tune in and Listen and Learn the story of Cribs for Kids, what they do and how their work has made a difference not only locally but nationally and internationally. Listen, Learn and be in Inspired

 

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Publish Date: 02-12-2015 14:02:01
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So much going on that we have to double the time to get it all in on the Empress of Biz. Or first guests are Emily Keebler of Kiva and Latoya Jackson Rainey talking about the the Kiva Fund and how it fuels busienss growth. In addition, the Empress of biz and her special co-hot Bonnie DiCarlo will be interviewing Anna Marie Gire on her being selected as a 2015 Women of Achievement Honoree. Take the time to listen, learn and be inspired by these amazing women who work so hard to make Pittsburgh a great place to live, Listen, Learn and Prosper

 

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Publish Date: 02-05-2015 14:02:34
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Before you jump into the entrepreneurial pool...The Empress of Biz will be talking about information you absolutely need to know. The 12 COMMON MYTHS about Starting, Growing and Financing your Business. The ideal situation--or fairy tales do come true. You want to start a business-- you know you have the perfect idea--as soon as open your doors --customers will flock in buying everything off the shelves--and banks and investors will be fighting one another to give you money. The fact is 90% of small business closes their door within ten years. Many business owners could of avoided disappointment, failure or bankruptcy, IF they would have done realistic planning, thinking and financing as their business grew. We are sharing with you our list of the twelve common fantasies small business owners tell themselves about their business. Listen, Learn, Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 01-29-2015 14:00:40
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Opportunity is knocking...are you ready to answer the door and invite it in? Special guest is Ruth Byrd Smith, Director of the Allegheny county M/W/DBE program will sharing what are the goals of her department and how you can profit by doing busienss with Allegheny County. Don't let opportunity pass you bye...be ready to open the door. Tune in and Listen and Prosper with the Empress of biz

 

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Publish Date: 01-16-2015 15:54:19
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Today we are TALKING ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL WELL-BEING, Personally, Professionally and Business. Stop being an ostrich, take your head out of the sand, and do what is necessary to take care of you, your family and your business. Straight talk from the Empress of biz, no sugar coating today. Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of biz.

 

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Publish Date: 12-14-2014 21:19:25
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Special Holiday Edition of the Empress of Biz. We are talking books with publisher and author Joyce Faulkner and the Red Engine Holiday Express Book Signing & Fundraising on December 20. What 's new, what's happening in the book world, new works great stand bye's and how you can support a great cause. Authors will be jumping in and giving you their updates. Listen in and learn what's new and find out how you can join the Red Engine Holiday Express.

 

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Publish Date: 12-04-2014 14:01:06
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Join me as we celebrate Baby Boomers who are enjoying a new adventure...launching a new business after 50. Two special guests, Allen Levine "The Talking Machine" who is making a big splash on the Pittsburgh entertainment scene with his popular sports show Pittsburgh Sports Line . Also Carol Briney will be interviewed by the Empress of Biz/ Carol A Briney is a popular speaker, writer, mentor and dream-weaver who will be discussing her new book Embracing Your Unlimited Possibilities. Tune in and Listen, Learn & Prosper by hearing both guest share of how to get your dream of business ownership. Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz.The future possibilities are unlimited for all of us who embrace our dreams and follow them.

 

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Publish Date: 11-13-2014 14:05:27
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Empress of Biz will be interviewing two women who are helping people explore their unlimited possibilities. First Carol A Briney. speaker, writer, mentor and dream-weaver will be discussing her book Embracing Your Unlimited Possibilities. A Handbook for Life. After you become excited about your unlimited possiblities we have Emily Keebler who is also a dreamweaver of sorts. Emily will be sharing about the Kiva Fund and how that fund helps people achieve their business dreams by obaining financing for their business. Tune in and Listen, Learn & Prosper by hearing both guest share of how to get your dream by embracing your unlimited possibilities and turning them into your dream business.

 

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Publish Date: 11-03-2014 14:00:36
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Empress of Biz, Special Edition. Hear what the latest Buzz on the 9th Annual The PA Business Technology Conference at Duquesne University on November 13, 2014. This exciting day is for all small business owners, managers and professionals to find out what is NEW in the TECH world. It is loaded with informative workshops on website design, search engine optimization, email best practices, LinkedIn, google tools and more! This full-day conference will put you ahead of your competitors. Our members receive a $20 discount with the code PP20.

 

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Publish Date: 10-23-2014 13:03:18
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Join me for a new feature on the Empress of biz. Biz Buzz! The goal is to provide business owners the news, information, resources and valuable business tips to use in building a successful and profitable business. So join in and Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz aka JoAnn R. Forrester. And if you have some news about an event that will help our listeners please send to empressofbiz@gmail.com. Or give me a call at 412-440-6969. By sharing what we know we help all of us to grow.

 

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Publish Date: 10-16-2014 13:00:29
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Darlene Kruth, is a multi million dollar sales professional with Northwood Realty. Darlene, dealing with the impact of corporate down sizing, made a decision to become her own boss. She is now a very successful sales pro, who has achieved success because she concentrates on: 1. Customer care. 2. Serving niche markets. 3. How to make the real estate transaction easier in a ever increasing world of regulation. ..........Tune in and Listen to her success story. Learn how you can succeed and PROSPER in real estate with a multi-million sale pro.

 

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Publish Date: 10-02-2014 13:01:37
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Photography, the ART and the Business. Our guest artist, photographer extraordinaire, is Mary Beth Kratsas is an exceptionally talented photographer who has over 30 year experience behind the camera and now as a business owner. Join us as we learn about her busienss, the art of taking fantastic pictures and her great experiences as a travel photographer.

 

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Publish Date: 09-25-2014 13:01:56
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Love to write? Great storyteller? Expert in your field? Planning to write a book and become rich and famous and a best selling author. Easy...all you have to do is write the book and the rest will happen. Right? Well that...ain't necessarily so. My guest, Gia R. Tatone, author and publicist will be talking you about the side of writing that most authors never thought of ...the business side and the marketing that goes along with getting yourself on the best seller list. Join the Empress of Biz, Listen, Learn and Prosper with the advice of our guest. Can't listen at broadcast time ...you can always download the episode you want to learn more about Empress of Biz has over 30,000 downloads and growing everyday.

 

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Publish Date: 09-18-2014 13:02:23
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Networking...making connections...telling your story...being involved in your community...building your business ALL takes PEOPLE TO PEOPLE Connection. The old fashion way is STILL the best The Empress of Biz talks with the officers of the Golden Triangle Executive Association, This organization (GTEA) was formed in the 1980Гc??s with a single mission: To build a non-profit business networking group that helps members to grow their businesses through referrals. They support members' businesses by furnishing members with new client opportunities in a non-competing environment and welcome one member per profession. Despite the amount of online networking available, personal recommendations are still the most trusted source of information regarding products and services. GTEA helps members increase their competitive edge by the weekly exchange of business referrals and ideas to enhance business opportunities. GTEA is like having a dozen sales people working for you. GTEA offers a weekly lunch meeting to share not only leads, but your ideas, challenges and celebrations. Tune in, Listen, Learn and Prosper from the wisdom of these savvy business networkers.

 

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Publish Date: 09-04-2014 13:12:50
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today on the Empress of Biz...we talk about ...the JOY of owning your own business...all consuming! Even in our sleep we are dreaming of ways to do something bigger, better, smarter and etc. We must drive our family and friends "nuts" sometimes. Give family and friends a break...ask them how their day is and LISTEN before YOU start talking about your business. Today we share how to Updates, Suggestions and ideas to keep your business growing and how to maintain good relationships with family and friends.

 

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Publish Date: 08-07-2014 13:03:24
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On the Empress of today we are talking about the business myths, facts and fantasies that STOP us from being successful. We got tips, suggestions and ideas for you to use to make your business and personal life easier and fun. Listen Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 07-17-2014 13:02:20
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My guests tomorrow on the Empress of Biz, Listen, Learn and Prosper are Anna Marie Gire of Women's Independent Press sharing about the Author Zone and Dawn Pomaybo sharing NA -WIN upcoming ventures and activities. Also we will be GIVING TIPS on PROMOTION!! Summertime is NOT the time to stop promoting your business. While you are, as my Mom use to say" lally gollying" along the way ....someone else is being smart and leaving you and your business in the dust. So what are you doing to PROMOTE and BUILD your BUSINESS TODAY? Listen to these smart women, Learn from their experience and Prosper with the advice. Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of biz .. JoAnn R. Forrester

 

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Publish Date: 07-10-2014 12:59:48
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Special guest is Debi Arnet, Development Director for Who's Your Brother a socially motivated enterprise. Debi will be sharing about her position with Who's Your Brother. Debi has been involved in a professional sales career for over 25 years and for the last two years has followed her heart and become Development Director for the socially motivated enterprise Who's Your Brother. Listen in and learn about Who's Your Brother, their mission and their unique approach in helping people in need in our community...and Prosper with the knowledge that you can follow your heart and move out of that sterile cold corporate world and find valuable ways to help your community.

 

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Publish Date: 07-03-2014 13:01:02
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The Empress of biz, JoAnn R. Forrester, special guest is Natalia Rudiak, District 4 talk about ACT 47 and the impact on the economic health of Pittsburgh. Additionally there will be updates on what is happening in the burgh, region and nation as far as women owned busienss. Join us tomorrow and find out the news you need to know.

 

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Publish Date: 06-26-2014 13:04:34
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Join the Empress of biz as we discuss two different but pertinent subjects. The Choas of Change with Marsha Tongel and our returning legal non-profit specialist Attorney Norma Caquatto speaking on Non-profit Best Management Practices.

 

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Publish Date: 06-12-2014 13:03:01
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Women on the move...pursuing their dreams and building their companies. Tune in and listen to the good news about women business owners. You're gonna like it. Listen, Learn and prosper with the Empress of Biz and her guests.

 

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The Empress of Biz interviews Dawn Pomaybo of WIN on a topic that is extremely important to anyone who is on the "net" . WIN"s Upcoming workshop on this topic: Social Media, the GOOD the BAD and the UGLY! This is a must listen to. Social media how to keep what is public public and what is private private. Protecting yourself online  Why is this issue so important to you? B What is the difference between cyber-bullying and cyber-stalking/cyber-harassment?  How does this compare to traditional bullying?  Are there laws against these type of acts?  What can you do to protect yourself against this type of behavior?  How do you keep what is PRIVATE and what is public. PUBLIV  How has this affected you personally? o Economically? Emotionally? Personally? Professionally? Upcoming workshop on this topic: Social Media, the GOOD Г‚the BADГ‚and the Ugly June 12th, 9-11 a.m. Gaetanoc's restaurant, Banksville road Advanced registration is required www.win-pittsburgh.eventbrite.com Or go to our website: www.winpitt.org and go to the upcoming events page. Also talking about alternative funding, how to get an interest free loan up to $5000 with no credit score to grow and market your business. (using social media to create the buzz)

 

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Empress of Biz is talking about the 16th Annual Entrepreneurs Growth Conference being held June 5, 2014 and all the interesting and informative workshops being offered to help you build your success. Special guests, Christine Hughes, training manager for Duquense SBDC will tell you what it is all about. Plus she will share her business tips for entrepreneurs.

 

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Entrepreneurs love to build, create and make money off their creations. But the one thing we NEGLECT to do..... is PROTECT what we have created. And we HATE to spend the money to PROTECT our work! The consequence...we loose...often disastrously. Today's guest, Attorney Kathleen Kuznicki of of Lynch Weis,LLC an Intellectual Property Attorney and she will be sharing her knowledge with you. This show is a MUST!. LISTEN to what you need to know, LEARN what you have to do and PROSPER by the advice of Attorney Kuznicki and the Empress of Biz, JoAnn R. Forrester.

 

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Empress of Biz interviews Ann Flynn Schlicht of the Center for Women Entrepreneurship at Chatham University on their role and recent activities in supporting women to start and grow their businesses. The launch of 3 new programs in the past year to future meet the needs of women owned businesses in SW PA..... 1. MyBusiness Startup Гc?? 12 week entrepreneurial training program for early stage businesses.... .......... 2. MyConsulting Corner links women-owned businesses with teams of Chatham University students in the business school and the MBA academic program who conduct research for the businesses under the guidance of an Executive-in-Residence....and 3. MyBoard Manufacturing - A mentoring program for women-owned businesses in the manufacturing industry that want to grow their businesses. Tune in and Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of biz and Anne Flynn Schlicht Assistant Director Center for WomenГc??s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University.

 

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My special guest today is Dr. Marcia Sturidivant, President of NEED, sharing their mission of "Opportunity and Transformation through Education" and their 51st Annual NEED Scholarship Dinner on May 22, 2014 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. NEED mission is to provides career and college access services which empower youth from the Pittsburgh region to aspire to, learn about, prepare for, and complete higher education....Since their founding in 1963, NEED has supported over 19,000 deserving young people by providing nearly $20 million in grants.....NEED is proud to be recipient the 2014 Allegheny County Bar Association Homer S. Brown Division's Black History Month Celebration Spirit Award.

 

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Special edition this Saturday of the Empress of Biz as we bring you some biz chat from two gals...one from y'all country, Texas Cindi Ortegon and yinz country Pgh, Pa, JoAnn Forrester as saving money in your business and personal life. My Texas friend Cindi is an Experienced business woman in the insurance business top lead sales producer - office manager with numerous interests ie reading writing and network marketing - loves assisting people in cost savings especially in services that are needed/ must haves. And of course the Empress of Biz has been on this cost savings trek since January and has managed to cut over $250 a month in expenses and still is looking for more.

 

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Empress of Biz Special edition Session 1 on Pricing to STAY in business. Pricing your product or service is NOT EASY. Many Biz owners guess, have a magic formula, or base their prices on their competition... but that won;t give you the RIGHT answer. Today's guest, James W. Martin, Developer of the Price it Perfect Cost control program and method is an experienced busienss owner who has successfully run several companies and manged others will talk about WHY it SO DIFFICULT to FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT PRICE...and WHAT you need to know to do it Right. Listen in and hear this 40 plus year veteran of the pricing wars, LEARN to do it right, and and PROSPER from his Advice.

 

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Today we talk about you...Small Business! What is your impact and how you are the economic engine that drives our economy. We also have as our special guest, Techno Granny, as she talks about her new show...borrowing and being inspired by the Empress of biz's LOVE of promoting small business Saturday ....highlighting Pittsburgh Small Business on Saturday. Join in, Listen about you, Learn about you and Prosper with the good news about Small Business Saturday

 

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Publish Date: 03-27-2014 13:01:45
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Are you dreaming, yearning and really wanting to own your own business? Then Listen in as the Empress of biz interviews, LaToya Johnson-Rainey, owner of a Hair Boutique. LaToya grew up in a family owned business and was bitten by the Entrepreneurial Bug at the age of six. What have been her experiences and on this path and how she decided to start A Hair Boutique, a premier experience wig boutiques, with the mission of Just Be Beautiful: Restoring Confidence & Empowering Women. Within 5 years Latoya plans to grow her busienss to multiple location. Listen in and hear Latoya's Story, Learn and Prosper by the advice of Latoya and the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 03-13-2014 13:00:25
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Today on the Empress of Biz we talk with Dawn Pomaybo of Pomaybo, Inc. The Empress of biz interviews Dawn Pomaybo owner and president of Pomaybo, Inc. a human resource outsourcing firm that specializes in assisting businesses with a broad range of workforce related issues and talent management. Dawn is also the founder of the National Association of the Women's Interactive Network and the Executive Director of WIN-Pittsburgh, the local founding chapter. WIN-Pittsburgh was established in 2006 as a networking organization for professional women in the Greater Pittsburgh area. It is affiliated with the National Association of the Women's Interactive Network (NA-WIN). In June 2011, WIN-Pittsburgh was re-organized under its current leader, Dawn Pomaybo, as a division of Pomaybo, Inc. to better serve the community of women that so loyally supported the organization during its early years. With the great successes of WIN-Pittsburgh, our executive team made the decision to provide the opportunity to take our mission of building a community of women who encourage and support each other both professionally and personally, to other cities and thus, the National Association of the Women's Interactive Network was created and launched in January of 2013. Tune in and Listen, Learn, Prosper with the Empress of biz and Dawn Pomaybo of WIN.

 

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Publish Date: 03-06-2014 14:00:16
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Today on the Empress of Biz we explore "What does it take to go from a ''JOB'" to owning your own business? Do you have the "right stuff'? The drive, the energy, the financial courage to take that leap? My guest, Chris Nix does. He went from a traditional job as an engineer to the one he always dreamed of... Artist. Tune in and Listen to his journey, Learn from his journey and others and figure out how you can Prosper in your own venture.

 

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Publish Date: 02-27-2014 14:01:27
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Recently the Empress of biz has been her yearly quest to cut expenses...and this year we have hit the jackpot!. We will be sharing our 10 ways or so to save money...remember as Ben Franklin use to say...a penny saved is a penny earned.! Well we have save 20,000 pennies a month! Listen, Learn & Prosper with the Empress of Biz aka JoAnn R. Forrester.

 

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Publish Date: 02-06-2014 15:01:32
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The Lawyer Edition of the Empress of Biz. with Attorney Norma Caquatto. This is one of our most popular guest, Attorney Norma Caquatto is back sharing her wealth of knowledge on non-profit law. What are the plusses and minuses of non--profit status. How to start your organization right...Make sure you avoid conflict of interest...avoid penalties. What can you do and not. Picking the right board members. Do it right and avoid losing your non-profit status. Listen in and receive expert legal advice from, Attorney Noama Caquatto, who has specialized in the needs for small business and non-profits corporations. Knowing the right structure for your business is critical for your success. Tune in Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz and attorney Norma Caquatto.

 

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Publish Date: 01-30-2014 14:08:42
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The Tax man cometh no matter what. This week, we will interview John Pournaras, The Outrageous Accountant. We will discuss how to Pay Less and Get more Back on your 2013 taxes. . John Pournarsas will be discussing what has changed and what you need and what you have to do to take advantage. Join us...Listen...Learn and Prosper with the Expert knowledge of our guest John Pournaras....the Outrageous Accountant!

 

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Classic Events is having their 2nd Annual Black History Celebration. Ralph P. Watson has done remarkable job hosting Business Networking Mixer. Please listen in to the Empress of Biz and hear what is going on in the community for Black History Month and join Ralph at St. James Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 6:00pm. The event is free to the public.

 

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Empress of biz interviews Diane Pearson, CFP, PPC, CDFA a 2014 Women of Achievement Honoree and a leading woman in wealth management. Diane is a Personal Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Shareholder with Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.Г‚ (Legend) and Emerging Wealth Investment Management, Inc. Ms. Pearson has been with Legend since its inception in January, 1994. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial advisory profession. Diane has been selected three times by Worth magazine as one of The Top 250 Wealth Advisors in the country. Diane has also been selected four times by Medical Economics magazine as one of The 150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors in America and twice by Dental Practice Report as one of The Best Financial Advisors for Dentists in America. Diane has also been previously selected by Pittsburgh Magazine three times as one of the Pittsburgh area's FIVE STAR Wealth Managers, a list that represents the most elite financial advisors in Pittsburgh. Diane is one of the first financial advisors in the country to earn the Professional Plan Consultants (PPC) designation, recognizing her commitment to education and service excellence in the qualified retirement plan industry.

 

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Publish Date: 01-14-2014 13:57:13
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The Empress of biz interviews Carol B. Mitchell, co-founder and President/CEO of Verland. Carol is a amazingly dedicated woman who found a way to help those who had no place in society. Carol's organization, Verland serves people with significant intellectual and physical challenges in our area. The Verland story is one that will capture your mind and heart as you listen to Carol as she shares what it was like creating a program that support 230 plus individuals in 52 homes throughout our region. Join us and see how compassion, vision and courage led her and her co-founders to create a safe and loving environment for those who so desperately needed it. Listen and be inspired... Learn where a vision can lead you.... and Prosper with the spirit of the story of Verland.

 

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New Year...Money Trends... Who has it? Who wants to Lend it. Who doesn't. What's working...what's not. My special guest, Sue Malone President, Strategies for Small Business President & CEO, National Lien Law Real Estate Executive & Entrepreneur Number One Provider of the SBA Community Express Loan Program Number One Provider of the SBA Patriot Express Program will be my guest as we talk about MONEY. Ms. Malone is an extraordinary success story. Early in her career, Ms. Malone spearheaded the nation's first for-profit and not-for-profit ice cream parlor, Dreyera's Grand Ice Cream, in Oakland, California, a project that taught inner city teenagers to operate a business while concurrently turning a profit in its first year. She was the very first woman parking facility operator in the United States, overseeing seven highly lucrative concerns in San Francisco. Additionally, Ms. Malone crafted the branding and merchandising for the World Figure Skating Championships, delivering sales over $369,000 in just three days. As national chair of The American Cancer Society National Gala Task Force, she has helped raised over $13 million dollars. And, for over ten years, Ms. Malone served as CFO and Vice President of a renowned commercial and industrial real estate firm in Northern California. Her impressive accomplishments prompted companies nationwide to seek out Ms. Malone for growth-stage guidance and crisis-stage rejuvenation. In every case, Ms. Malone delivered results: avoiding all bankruptcies for those in distress, and successfully advancing others during critical transformations. Her consulting experiences led her to become President and CEO of National Lien Law, the premier service network assisting contractors across the country. This striking composite of detailed operational experience sparked Ms. Malone's passion to expand capital access for small business. Therefore, since the inception of both the SBA Community Express Loan Program in 2002, and the SBA Patriot Express Program in 2007, Ms. Malone, through Superior Financial Group, has been the number one lender by volume for both programs for every single year. In so doing, Ms. Malone has funded over 32,000 SBA Community Express and Patriot loans, an achievement simply unrivaled in the industry. Inspired by her respect for Veterans, Ms. Malone has chaired the finance panel at the annual Veteran's Affairs Small Business Conference, and she continues to focus on providing Veteran entrepreneurs the best opportunities to obtain capital.

 

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Publish Date: 12-27-2013 16:01:29
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Special edition of the Empress of Biz. We continue our discussion with Attorney, Norma Caquatto on non-profits..and what you can do and what you cannot do as a non-profits. What are the plusses and minuses of non--profit status. Listen in and receive expert legal advice from, Attorney Noama Caquatto, who has specialized in the needs for small business and non-profits corporations. Knowing the right structure for your business is critical for your success. Tune in Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 12-12-2013 14:01:20
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Mistakes happen in business. Some minor..some major. Some you recover from...others not . Today we discuss the TEN STUPID MISTAKES you can AVOID that will SINK your business. Today's show on the EMPRESS OF BIZ is VITAL to all business owners..... Knowledge is POWER and can Prevent DISASTER if you use it. Join me today as I share from my 30 plus years experience as a business owner, business growth specialist, teacher, mentor and MISTAKE MAKER. My lessons could be the difference between SUCCESS, HEARTBREAK, FAILURE and Bankruptcy Court . Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of biz...JoAnn R. Forrester.

 

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Publish Date: 11-27-2013 15:00:41
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Marketing & Promoting & Fundraising during the Holiday Season JoAnn R. Forrester, The Empress of Biz and Susan Newman of Suzie Brandtastic talk about Marketing During the Holiday Business with Products to Sell, Promote and Raise Funds for your favorite charity or non-profit.

 

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Publish Date: 11-17-2013 15:01:23
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Business of Rock and Roll and Philanthropy:: Lou Lombardi is the leader of Strangelove Rock N Roll Band and the founder of Loudini's Rock N Roll Extravaganza which he created to create a new type of entertainment to fill clubs and venues and a "done for you" promotion for the venue or club owner. Loudini's Rock N Roll Circus is an multimedia entertainment extravaganza complete with traditional rock n roll and some very untraditional variety performers. LRNRC is performing in clubs and venues around the tri-state area currently with a goal of filling clubs and also raising money for worthy local charities. The premier engagement in the metropolitan Pittsburgh Area will be held at the HardRock Cafe in Station Square. Loudini's Rock N Roll Circus Black Friday Extravaganza on November 28, 2013 will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. Hear how you can get discounted tickets and help the Food Bank at a critical time of year when many area residents are in need. Listen Learn and Prosper with the Empressofbiz

 

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Publish Date: 11-14-2013 14:00:06
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Extra Xpecial Edition. so much good news going on and great accomplishment we had to expand to an hour to get it all on. Special guest Regiona Broudy, CEO of Clayton Kendall , two time Stevie Award Winner and PA Small business Peson will tell you what it is like building a company during periods of adversity. ... Also right off the press all the hot tech workshops and information from the 2013 Dquense University SBDc center as they host Entrepreneur Tech Day on November 21. Listen, Learn and Prosper on the Emprsss of Biz show .

 

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Publish Date: 10-31-2013 13:06:30
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Branding? What is that? Isn't it sometime that you do with horses and cows to let people know that they belong to you? Or is that just a fancy name for logo? There is so much noise and confusion out there about branding ...what do I do? Is it important? Do I have to do it ALL? Yes it is important. Just think APPLE, Windows, Pepsi, Coke, wouldnt you like a bite out of their profits. Listen, Learn and Prosper as we talk with Susan Newman, Brand Visibility Designer, Speaker, Web Specialist atBranding You Better and CEO, Speaker, Radio, Educator, Blogger, at Susan Newman Design Inc. Susan is an multiple award winning designer who is celebrating her 20th year in business. She will be sharing her in-depth experience and knowledge with us Join us and get that branding iron readyc?Г‚everyone is going to know this brand is yours! Tune in, Listen, learn and Prosper with the Empress of biz!

 

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Publish Date: 10-24-2013 13:01:47
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Are you pricing out of FEAR or CONFIDENCE? How often do you find you cut your price because you think the prospect won't buy? Then you quote the price and have to give another"discount" to get the job. Fear often dictates our pricing strategy and then we wonder why we are barely scraping buy. Quote higher than you need and then if you "have to" give a discount...do it...but do not go below what you need. For more on pricing Listen today as the Empressof Biz talks on her favorite subject...Show ME the Money. http://tinyurl.com/EmpressofBiz.

 

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Baby Boomers leading the way to Entrepreneurial Success ---Or It is NEVER too late to follow your dream. Always dreamed of owning your own business? But think you are "too old" ?? Well you are NOT! Join the Empress of Biz as I interview Cathy Lee Kentzel, Baby Boomer and new owner of the Bed & Breakfast, The Barnard House in Emlenton Pa. We will talk about their vision of expanding the existing business and restoring the B&B to its former Victorian elegance. Also how this retreat will be part of an exciting rebirth of the town of Emlenton, PA and surrounding area . Contrary to popularly held assumptions, it turns out that over the past decade, the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity belongs to the 55-64 age group, reports the Kaufman Foundation, which promotes entrepreneurship. The 20-34 age bracket, meanwhile, which is usually identified with swashbuckling and risk-taking youth (think Facebook and Google), has the lowest rate of start-ups. Tune in and Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz and Cathy Lee Kentzel of The Barnard House and the secrets of Baby Boomers Business Success.

 

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Publish Date: 10-03-2013 13:00:41
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Baby boomers are NOT retiring...they are moving from one "gig" to another... Al Levine is a perfect example of a "boomer" who is now living his dream career. Al is the Producer, co-host and now publisher of a monthly print magazine! His love of sports comes his childhood and being raised in a "sports" family. =....Tune in and Listen to Al's story. Learn how you too can live out your dream and prosper from the advice of our guest and the host.

 

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Publish Date: 09-20-2013 13:59:56
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Special edition of the Empress of Biz. We continue our discussion with Attorney, Norma Caquatto on non-profits..and their various designations. Are you a 501C3? 501 C6? 501C8 ? or what. What is the difference...what are the plusses and minuses. Listen in and receive free legal advice from, Attorney Noama Caquatto, who has specialized in the needs for small business and non-profits corporations. Knowing the right structure for your business is critical for your success. Tune in Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of Biz.

 

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Publish Date: 09-19-2013 13:00:41
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Doing business overseas is one way to grow your business. A trade delegation from Pittsburgh went to Nigera in Africia to find out how. Special guests are Rufus Idris, Executive director of CEED and Diane Daniels of DID & Associates who were on a trade mission from August 17 to August 13, 2013. Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empress of biz as we look at the opportunities for you in Africa.

 

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Dreaming of starting your own business? Stop dreaming and take your FIRST STEP. Today in Part I, I discuss what it times to start, plan and move to the ACTION line.....We will review what you do BEFORE you write your business plan.... Skip these first steps and you may have started on the road to failure and bankruptcy..... This discussion comes from my 30 plus years experiences as a multiple busienss owner, teacher, writer and consultant to small business. My company has raised over 40 million dollars in small business loans and many of my clients have won national, regional and local recognition for their business. LISTEN, LEARN and PROSPER with the EMPRESS of BIZ!

 

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On August 28, 1963, fifty years ago Dr. Martin Luther King spoke about his dream. A dream that has been in the hearts and minds of millions since then. Bonnie DiCarlo, co-founder of the Women of Achievement Awards and award winning advocate for change will share her memories of that day and her world view changed that day. Take the time to listen and relive that day 50 years ago.

 

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Folly of the Marketing Plan in Your HeadГc?? truly will give you a 101 Reasons to Write One. And the K.I.S.S. List will make it simple for you. There are even downloadable templates to help you keep track of your information. You will learn where to start with goals and self evaluation. Both very important tools because if you don't know where you are going, you will never figure out how to get there. There are important lessons about Гc?c defining your product Гc?c whose needs it will satisfy Гc?c how to get your message out to them. In simple laymen's terms you will also learn Гc?c how to determine your best customer Гc?c your target market Гc?c and your pricing strategy--the lost component of marketing. In addition included are lessons on Гc?c super data and how it can help you to segment your market, Гc?c how to utilize long term evaluations of your sales results progress Гc?c and ways to eliminate your customersГc?? obstacles in doing business with you. This book covers everything from social media, customer appreciation and of course the personal touch. Come away with multiple ways to "touch" your clients so that you are "first on their mind" and their money is "in your bank account." Important Take Away from this book: Гc?c Why you need a written marketing plan Гc?c What you will learn about your business in the process of writing your marketing plan Гc?c How writing and then implementing your plan will increase your bottom line sales and profit Гc?c How to use your market data to keep your business fresh, growing and sustainable Гc?c Resources that will help you with your marketing plan and in your business Author ofГc?? WindshiftГc?? and Гc??UsernameГc?? and publisher, Joyce Faulkner says, "It's a quick read but you will go back many times to read again and garner more in depth information."

 

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Being in business means you have to be legally savvy. Wanting to start a non-profit business versus a for profit business What is the difference? Does it matter? Why can't I be a non-profit ? Why can't I do what I want because I want to. Attorney Norma Caquatto, is a specialist in non-profits. Listen, Learn and Propser with her advice. We will discussing..... 1. Some common types of business organizations 2. Larger context of "nonprofits" 3. Phrases -- common meanings, technical meanings 4. Difference between "nonprofit" and "tax-exempt" In the law...not knowing can be a very expensive lesson...tune and listen and find out what you do not know.

 

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What makes a good website? Content? Style? Or both. Listen as I discuss with Susan Newman, website designer extraordinaire, the pro's and con's of websites... Join me and listen to the good conversation from two experienced women business owners. Learn and prosper from their advice.

 

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This week we celebrate freedom.. Economic freedom ...to start, build and run a business is one of the major American dreams. There are numrous ways to get into businesssome expensive some not. We will be discussing this in dpet during the month of July. Our first guest a IPC for DoTerra Essentials. Essential oils have been in use for thousands of years. With the interest in alternative medicine they are are a "hot topic again. Tune in and Listen to the show, Learn about the ways you can go into business and Prosper from the experience and advice of our guest.

 

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Publish Date: 06-27-2013 15:10:32
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When tragedies and disasters happen we all feel the urge to help. Some can go in person and serve on scene and the rest of us send money to help. And yet the urge to send more than money remains. One group, ' Indies in Action"founded by Stephen Wilson , consisting of artists, writers, poets etc have banded together to create books to give a voice to those in distress and sorrow and to to raise money. Join me as I interview Stephen L. Wilson writer and the founder of "Indies in Action" as we learn how his group works and how we can help. ... Their latest efforts focuses on the May of 2013 storms and tornadoes ripped through the midwestern United States leaving destruction and desolation in many areas. One of the hardest hit states was Oklahoma. "Twist of Fate" is an anthology of writing, poetry, prose, and artwork from contributors around the world, better known as the group Indies In Action..... 100 % of the proceeds from the sale of the book "Twist of Fate" will go to benefit tornado victims in Oklahoma through the May Tornadoes Fund, administered by the United Way.

 

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Publish Date: 06-20-2013 14:01:49
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Promotion is vital to your business. A fantastic way to do this is Eventsburgh. In business we all struggle and spend lots of $$$'s to get people to attend our seminars, workshops presentations, seminars and networking events. Today we are going to talk about Eventsburg, a site you need to know about and use. .. Listen to the HOW two Pittsburgh entrepreneurs with a tremendous new media following decided to combined forces to purchase, rescue and expand Eventburg. Eventsburg was scheduled to shut down in June..but when Jill Kummer "Blacktie Pittsburgh" and Joanne Quinn Smith "Techno Granny" looked at the site they realized Eventsburg had tremendous potential for national exposure and promotion. Users can post in any city or zip code in the country and it is FREE! Learn More about the power of this site from one of the owners, Joanne Quinn Smith, "Techno Granny" and PPLMag.com as she shares the story and the opportunity of Eventsburg... SPECIAL BONUS lEARN how YOU CAN GET $50 CREDIT ON PREPAID SERVICES COMPLIMENTS OF THE EMPRESS OF BIZ!

 

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Publish Date: 06-06-2013 13:01:15
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Sue Malone the Money Lady is the Empress of biz special guest. We will be looking at MONEY...the cost of money, what type of loans are their, when is borrowing NOT a good idea. Tune in and listen to these two savvy women talk on money and your business.

 

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Publish Date: 05-23-2013 13:01:56
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The publisher of the 2013-14 Women's Independent Press Anna Marie Gire, will be our guest as we talk about the new edition and the good news abut women business owners. Listen Learn Prospser with the Empress of biz and her special guest Anna Marie Gire

 

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Publish Date: 05-20-2013 14:01:00
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Sports are not just for play anymore...it is BIG BUSINESS. The Busienss of Sports generates Billions of dollars to the US economy and local economies. Many small busienss depend on them for their livelihood so we are going talk sports with one of our local media sports guys, Allen Levine. Allen is the producer and host of a weekly Live Sports Talk Show, Pittsburgh Sportsline, which airs every Tuesday night on BPTV in Bethel Park. You can watch it live on Verizon #32 and on all the Pittsburgh area public access television stations. PGH Sportsline was started in October of 2011 as a LIVE Studio show with 4 hosts. Alc?Г‚??Г‚?s knowledge of sports and his ability to bring people together for a cause are evident in the showsc?Г‚??Г‚? popularity. The show features many well-known local sports figures and prominent quests. They also added a new one hour show at Cip's Sports Bar in Dormont, which is taped every Monday night starting around 730 PM. Smokin' Jim Frazier and Chip Haynor are the co hosts. Al also promotes local sports teams, non-profits, charity events, fundraisers, local businesses and more. His co hosts also help promote a lot of events to help others too. He calls thes infomercials and they are very popular. True View Ministries is another show that Al produces. They have just finished their 14th show. This happened as a result of the Sports show. Jessica Lee's Jazz Networking event on Entrepreneurial Thursdays has also been broadcast too. AL and Smokin' Jim Frazier have also announced, produced and promoted the Golden Glove Boxing tournaments and their Hall of Fame dinner event which are very popular. Al even produced and was an announcer of a professional and amateur card. These were the First Boxing matches ever produced on BPTV in Bethel Park. These shows can be watched on Verizon # 32 everywhere in the Pittsburgh area.Go to the Pittsburgh Sportsline Facebook site that Al Levine "The Talking Machine" created. You can watch the recent and past shows. Or go to Youtube and you can watch every show they have done. It is over 100 shows. A website and a print magazine will be produced in the near future..

 

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Publish Date: 05-16-2013 13:01:11
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The title say's it all...Love & marriage...go together like a horse & carriage..but do LOVE and business go together? Yes? NO? Maybe? Sometimes. Join me as we talk about plusses and minuses of this issue.

 

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Publish Date: 05-09-2013 13:11:35
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Dream of having your own business and staying home? Hundred's of thousands of women are doing that. Some successfully some not. In my business life of over 30 years, I have been home based, leased space and owned my own small office building some of it great, some of it not. My special guest Ola Jackson a "Mom entrepreneur" and media personality will also talk about her experience and share her experience plus her new website. Join me and Listen learn and Prosper.

 

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Publish Date: 05-02-2013 13:03:11
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Join me as I interview the Honorable Ralph Watson, elected official, community advocate and host and founder of Classic Events. .... Ralph was the youngest elected official (African-American or White) in both Allegheny County( 1977-1987) and the State of Pennsylvania. He remains the youngest elected official in Wilkinsburg history and the first African-American Democrat elected to the Wilkinsburg School Board. Having been elected to his first public office at the age of nineteen this Elder Statesman has served the residents of the Borough of Wilkinsburg as an elected official within both governing policy-making boards to include the Wilkinsburg Borough Council. through 2006, he was an elected member of the Wilkinsburg Democratic Committee and remains the youngest former Vice-President of the committee. While remaining close to politics, Watson continues serve on community development boards and that focus on economic/business development he is currently a Commissioner serving on the Wilkinsburg Planning Commission. Passionate about economic/business development he has developed CLASSIC EVENTS! a public relations, marketing, business support group hosting a variety of community-based networking events that connect entrepreneurs to community stakeholders and elected officials. Watson will host two CLASSIC EVENTS! during the month of May that are free and open to the public. On May 16, 2013 a BUSINESS/POLITICAL Networking Mixer will begin at 5:30 pm will be held at The Union Project 801 N. Negley Avenue Pittsburgh Pa., 15206. All political candidates asking for your vote in the upcoming Primary election are encouraged to come to this meet/greet forum and answer questions from our audience. On May 24, 2013 CLASSIC EVENTS! presents the next installment entitled: "Ladies who Network" this event begins at 5:30 pm and will be held at Hosanna House 807 Wallace Avenue in Wilkinsburg and will recognize several outstanding ladies who have made significant contributions to our region to include: *Darieth Chisholm, *Lynne Hayes-Freeland, *JoAnn Forrester, *Cecelia Jenkins, *Michelle Goodman-Jones, *Marimba Milliones, *JoAnne Quinn-Smith and *Maryellen Sullivan. While both events are free and open to the public, vendor and ad-book space are available to entrepreneurs that would like to promote/showcase any product, organization, service or business. For further inquiry contact 412-723-2414 or e-mail: yourclassicevent@gmail.com. # # # #

 

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Publish Date: 04-29-2013 14:00:52
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May is small business month. We are 28 million strong and our the foundation of our economic success. For the next month the Empress of Biz will be looking at the various ways YOU can get into business. Our special guest today is Carol A. BrineyГc??s . Listen! Learn! Prosper ......Carol Briney is the founder and owner of Universal OrderГc??a national speaking, training and home-based business consulting firm that focuses on simplifying life, and finding balance between work and play. She is a speaker, trainer, and home-based business consultant. Carol brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience to the platform. Whether keynotes, conferences, executive retreats, church retreats, seminars, or consulting, people say CarolГc??s greatest strength is to motivate and inspire people to positive action. Carol has been a regular contributor to The Down Towner, Boomers Magazine, The Bloomfield Bulletin, The NetworkMarketing Magazine.com and Champions Magazine. Her business has been featured in the Herald, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Tribune Review, and Balance Magazine as well as several radio and television shows. Due to some health challenges in her family, and actually choosing to follow her own advice and simplify her life, Carol made the decision to reinvent herself. She investigated over 50 home-based business companies using very serious criteria and chose the company she is with due to their outstanding business model and ethics. CarolГc??s new company, Carol Briney Work From Home.com, was formed because CarolГc??s passion is to educate as many people as possible about the toxic brew in their own homes and help them find better, safer products for their families and our planet, as well as teach everyone they do need a PLAN B for their life. Carol is also the founder of The Business Leads Exchange Networking Group www.BLXNetworking.com in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Carol and her best friend and husband Ron, live in Aspinwall / Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

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Publish Date: 04-25-2013 13:01:16
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Did you know that family owned businesses in the United States have revenue of over 1 TRILLION dollars? We will be talking about family owned businesses their strengths and weaknesses. Join us and Listen Learn and Prosper. Some of our strongest companies Apple Computer, Hershey's, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Ford Motor Company all started from home!

 

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Publish Date: 04-22-2013 13:01:37
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Empress of Biz shares with you what is NEW& EXCITING about the 15th Annual Entrepreneur Growth Conference sponsored by Duquense University, Small busienss Development Center Special guest Christine Hughes, training manager will share what's happening including their special keynote speaker will Knecht, Presidet of Wendell Forge and their story of rising from the ashes after a devastating fire in 2011. LOOK BELOW FOR THE SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE FOR EMPRESS OF BIZ LISTENERS $20 Special Offer. WHEN YOU REGISTER use this code Pitt13 and get $20 off your price. See you there...Listen! learn and prosper! with the Empress of biz and the 15th Annual Entrepreneur Growth conference.

 

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Publish Date: 04-11-2013 13:00:45
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Join me this morning as we interview James Boggus area director of the Chocolate Blue Festival which is coming to our area on May 2, 2013. The Chocolate Blues and Business Festival is not your typical business event. Chocolate Blues is one of the largest, most productive and fun business events in the country.... Currently, we are in over 50 U.S. Cities and we're very excited to be coming to Pittsburgh. We bring like-minded business owners and professionals together for a day of powerful connecting. Typically, our attendance is 500-700, sometimes a little less and often times much more. We have had as many as 2,730 professionals attend a single networking event! The event features chocolate treats, blues/Jazz music, a business expo with vendors showcasing their products and services, open networking, a giant business card exchange, networking games, an appointment setting station, an ice-breaker networking game, door prizes and solid business connections. Come! Listen! Learn! Prosper on May 2. I will there and look forward to meeting you,

 

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Publish Date: 04-04-2013 14:00:48
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Empress of Biz interviews Bonnie DiCarlo,CFP business women, community champion and well known political strategist on the Pennsylvania Court Systems. Most business owners are ignorant of the law and the court system that carries out the law, and ignore it... until something unpleasant happens Then we are FORCED to learn an expensive and painful lesson. Learn how Court decisions from the Magistrate office to the PA Supreme Court do make an impact on your business, professional and business life. Listen, Learn and Prosper by the knowledge and experience of one of our leading political women and commentator.

 

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Publish Date: 03-28-2013 14:06:40
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Empress of Biz intervieews Norma Caquatto, Women of Achievment Class of 2009. Norma has been an Attorney for 30 plus years andis a woman who has a good deal ofwisdom to share. Listen Learn Propser with Norma Caquatto.

 

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Publish Date: 03-18-2013 13:01:58
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Please join us as we talk to Michael Lamb, city controller and how he sees small business and what his plans are to help small business grow in Pittsburgh.

 

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Publish Date: 03-14-2013 13:01:08
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Ruth Byrd Smith, director of the Allegheny County Minority, Women and Disadvanatged Department is a woman who has always had the courage to speak out and work to improve the ecnomic and social status of minorities and women in our area. Her inspiring messge and view of leadership is one you want to listen to. Join me as I intervew Ruth Byrd Smith and prepared to be inspired and motivated. Start you day with us.

 

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Publish Date: 03-11-2013 18:03:10
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Join me this afternoon as we interview Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh City Councilman who is runningfor the mayor of Pittsburgh. We will be talking to him about business in Pittsburgh...what are our strengths, resources and what needs to be done next to move small business in the "burgh". A good chance to learn about what Bill thinks needs to be done for the city.

 

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Publish Date: 03-11-2013 17:01:01
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Listen, Learn and Prosper with advice from national recognized branding specialist Susan Newman, Founder of Broadcast Louder Workshops How To Turn Up the Volume on Your Brand Since 1994, Susan Newman Design, Inc. has built a reputation for developing creative, quality, successful brand identity design and web solutions throughout the United States and abroad. She designs for individuals, large corporations and business start-ups. Launched in October 2011, Broadcast Louder. Online teleclasses to learn what you need... to build your brand and business in the right direction. Learn to find your targeted ideal clients, create more visibility and sales opportunities.+ Susan will also be the featured workshop presenter at the March 22, 2013 NAWBO DAY Conference.

 

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Publish Date: 03-07-2013 14:01:23
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Listen, Learn and Prosper as we interview the Karan Waigand, Economic Development Specialist from the WPA District office as we talk about women their contributions to the economy...and it ain't small...3.1 TRILLION DOLLARS...IMPACT...according to a study by NAWBO and the Foundation of women Business Owners.

 

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Publish Date: 03-05-2013 20:17:27
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March is Women's History month and we are interviewing women who are being recognized for their acheivments at the 2013 Women of Achievment dinner on March 6. We are very pleased to interview Susan Frietsche, senior staff attorney at the WomenГc??s Law Project, a nonprofit womenГc??s legal advocacy organization founded in 1974 whose mission is to end sex discrimination and improve the lives of women and girls. After ten years in the WomenГc??s Law ProjectГc??s Philadelphia office, Ms. Frietsche relocated to Pittsburgh in 2002 and opened a downtown office to serve the women and girls of western Pennsylvania. The WomenГc??s Law Project engages in high-impact litigation, legislative advocacy, public education, and individual representation on behalf of low-income women, domestic violence survivors, reproductive health care providers and their patients, teens, lesbian and gay parents, incarcerated women, and pregnant and parenting women. In addition to her work at the WomenГc??s Law Project, Ms. Frietsche is an adjunct at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she teaches a course entitled Reproduction, Sexuality and the Law. She also taught a seminar on sex discrimination at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ms. Frietsche is the co-author of Гc??Preserving the Core of Roe: Reflections on Planned Parenthood v. Casey,Гc?? published in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. She is a graduate of Temple Law School and Bryn Mawr College.

 

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Publish Date: 02-28-2013 14:00:15
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MONEY!...something we all use, need, spend, have to ..want to have..YET do you understand what it is? Do you know what your banker, accountant, financial planner is talking about ....or do you "fake it" and pretend you are FINANCIALLY SMART! .....Today as part of a be FINANCIALLY SMART series we will talk about those confusing terms...and tell you the inside story! .... Join me today, Listen, Learn, Prosper!

 

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Publish Date: 02-25-2013 19:00:02
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Please tune in as the Empress of biz and special co-host Bonnie DiCarlo interviews one of the 2013 Women of Achievement Kathleen Rega Kappel, Director of Carnegie Library of PittsburghГc??s Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) since 2002..... Kathleen Rega Kappel has over three decades of experience in library services to individuals with disabilities..... During her tenure, LBPH garnered numerous awards, among them the National Network Library of the Year Award, Pennsylvania AARP Library Services for Older Adults Award, and Community Heroes for Advocacy & Awareness Award from UCP Pittsburgh. In 2009 she was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to the Advisory Committee for the Blind of Pennsylvania. Kathleen has been a national voice for the American Library Association Standards for Libraries for the Blind & Physically Handicapped and has advised the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped in many arenas. She serves as treasurer for CUL, a seven-state software consortium, evaluates grants for Commonwealth Libraries of Pennsylvania, and was instrumental in advancing the only Deaf-Blind Lions Club in the world.

 

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Publish Date: 02-21-2013 14:02:32
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Ola Jackson is a Women of Achievmen 2010. She is the founder of Onyx Woman Magazine, Onyx Woman TV and Onyx Woman Network . Her resume includes experience as the former host of Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaГc??s MovinГc?? On Radio. She has been using her marketing and business experience to encourage women to realize their entrepreneurial goals for more than 20 years. She has won the Robert Morris UniversityГc??s Alumni Achievement Award; she has also won Business Woman of the Year, Woman of Vision and Woman of Excellence and been nominated for PittsburghГc??s Community Champion Award. Last year the Small Business Administration named Ola Jackson as its Western Pennsylvania Minority Business Champion. Not bad for a woman who was the first in her family to graduate from college. Courageous for a woman juggling the responsibilities of caring for a special needs child. Join in and Listen Learn and Prosper as we interview Ola Jackson as she shares her amazing story.

 

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Publish Date: 02-14-2013 14:00:31
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There are those of us who are blessed with the organizing gene and are naturally organized and then there of us who are not...... We live in a land called choas...and while it is "exciting" it does not mean it is prodcutive. Tune in and listen to our special guest Deidre Gross of MAAK Strageties as she guides us to find those latenr organizing genes. MAKK Strategies is based on the belief that a productive, stress-reduced life or company can be obtained by being organized, managing your time, and streamlining processes.

 

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Publish Date: 02-07-2013 15:39:59
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Special Broadcast the Empress of Biz talks with the founders of the Women of Achievement Awards. Bonnie Di Carlo & JoAnn R. Forrester of Celebrate & Share with Judy Bannon Executive Director of Cribs for Kids, a 2006 Woman of Achievement Honoree . Listen and Learn about the March 6, 2013 event highlighting the women of the Greater Pgh area who make our area one of the most livable in the nation.

 

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Publish Date: 02-07-2013 14:00:50
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Join me as my guest and I Sue Malone, take the temperature and pulse of small business..hot? Warm? Lukewarm? Or Cold? What do we see that can heat your business up. Opportunities, Pitfalls and Possibilities. NEW FEATURE: Additional guest: Mark R. Miller, Founder of : American Association For Lost Children (AAFLC) American Association For Lost Children ( AAFLC) Is an awesome and unique Charity that Finds and Rescues Missing Children , Operating on tax deductable donations . www.AAFLC.org Mark will be discussing their latest fundraiser in Mark....Join in and find out about this unique organization.

 

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Publish Date: 01-31-2013 14:02:19
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Last day of the first month of a new year...what are you doing NEW that is working. What do you have planned to make 2013 great..despite doom and gloom forecasts. I am talking with Mary Pam Kilgore of Kilgore Events & Meeting about this topic. Tune in and listen to the girls as they serve you a tasty dish of tips.

 

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Publish Date: 01-24-2013 13:59:39
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Empress of Biz and Alice Williams of WEEE discuss the Good, the BAD and STUPID things biz owners do in the course of their business lives. Surviving and prospering in in business means you are willing to learn...if you are not...then you will fail soon or later. Listen in and learn and prosper from our combined wisdom of 50 plus eyars in business.

 

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Publish Date: 01-17-2013 14:00:09
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Join me as we turn the tables and interview an award winning reporter and entrepreneur, Diane I. Daniels of DID & Associates, about her recent awards and recognition. Diane recently was awarded the 2012 Keystone State Press Award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and the 2012 Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Robert L. Vann Awards. She also received the Presidents Choice Award from the Women's Small Busienss Association and the National Association of Women busienss Owners, Greater Pittsburgh "Make the Connection Award" Daine has 30 years experinece as a busienss owners and promoter. Join us tomorrow and listen to the wit and wisdom of Diane Daniels..award winning reporter!

 

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Publish Date: 01-10-2013 13:59:30
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The Tax man cometh no matter what. We will interview John Pournaras accountant. We will discuss how to Start 2013 with the Right knowledge ... and what you need to know and do start and prepare for the upcoming year. John Pournarsas will be discussing Small Business Tax issues.. includin:Payroll....Employer Provided Cell Phones....Expansion of WOTC (Work Opportunity Credit)....Withholding on Government Contractors...Annual Employment Return Regulations Issued... Standard Mileage Rates....Tax-free Parking for Employees....Repair Regs 100% Bonus Depreciation...Section 170 Deduction Reduced....Small Business Retirement Plans Join us...Listen...Learn and Prosper with the knowledge of our guest John Pournaras.

 

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Publish Date: 01-03-2013 14:01:07
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January is "Get Organized Month". So my first thought is "oh Joy..more to do. yet, when I take a more logical look at that..I realize my records and vital business info is in several places..so my advice to me and you is get "us" organized and have the information we need in one place. So we will be talking about that and CREDIT. YES CREDIT...as part of being organized you have to be on top of your credit ..too much depends on your credit score not to be on top of it.... Our special guest will Jenn Carr...the Credit Mechanic..who will be sharing her tips with us on how to start 2013 right!

 

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Publish Date: 12-13-2012 14:10:30
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Empress of biz interviews 2 exceptional business women, Renee Horner, graphics designer and business owner. Find out what a graphic artist can do for you! Being in a small business and limited in resources does not mean that you have to look small..listen to Renee Horner as she talks design and helps you build your image. Also a special report from Jenn Carr "Your Credit Mechanic" who has been helping people to obtain a better credit score since 2006...She will will be discussing the holidays and your credit score....It is important to be aware of the danger to your "Holiday Credit score and how to not "mess" it up. Tune in and Listen...Learn....Prosper with the Empress of Biz..aka JoAnn R. Forrester

 

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Publish Date: 12-06-2012 14:01:28
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Join Sue Malone, "The Money Lady" Jonnne Quinn Smith "Techno Granny" and the Empress of biz as we discuss 12 goals. Listen, Learn and Prosper with the Empressof biz and Techno Granny and they have gifts for you. Listen and call and get in line for your Xmas gift.

 

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Publish Date: 11-29-2012 14:02:21
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We all agree that good employees are crucial to a companies success..and we hard to find the right person for the right job But what happens when you put the wrong person in the wrong job. Join the Empress of Biz as we interview Jim Harter of Sigma Pi Consulting on what happens when you have the wrong person in the wrong job..............Jim Harter is a versatile management consultant with real world entrepreneurship experience. Jim has either launched or helped grow 6 entrepreneurial companies and has worked with over 50 additional business clients to make them more successful. While Jim has strong IT skills, he has worked in diverse industries that span the gamut from a taco restaurant to steel fabricator. His focus is to improve operational efficiency which translates directly to the bottom line. Jim holds a bachelorГc??s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an Executive MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated in the top five of his class and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary society. Jim serves on the boards of the Entrepreneurial Thursdays business networking group and Rock the World Youth Mission Alliance.

 

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Publish Date: 11-15-2012 14:00:56
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This week we honor and recognize the contributions of our veterans and talk to a a woman veteran who has led the way for many in the Navy. My guest is The Honorable Pamela Iovino has over twenty-five years of Federal Executive service. She is the former Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Prior to her Presidential appointment she achieved the rank of Captain in the United States Navy where she held numerous command posts, serving with great distinction. Secretary IovinoГc??s Executive Branch expertise includes strategic planning for implementation and execution of the legislative authorization objectives and appropriation requirements for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of the Navy. Prior to her Senate confirmed appointment and assignment to the NavyГc??s Office of Legislative Affairs, she had very successful tours with Naval Network Warfare (integrated space, information technology, network operations), Naval Intelligence (anti-terrorism analysis), Naval Surface Forces Pacific (manpower and personnel requirements), and Naval Reserve (mobilization readiness - training, equipping, assigning of forces.) Secretary Iovino holds numerous awards and recognition from her military and federal service. Her educational degrees include a BA in Political Science from Gettysburg College, PA and a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.

 

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Join the Empress of biz as we interview Olivia Schofield. She is an inspirational speaker, trainer and speech coach. Originally from London, she lives in Berlin. Olivia studied dance and choreography at The London School of Contemporary Dance, and voice and stage at Arts Educational. However, she had a speech impediment which hindered her stage career. She retrained, and armed with a first-class honours degree in Communication and Linguistics, joined the BBC, behind the camera. Olivia went on to work for some of the great broadcasters in a variety of organisational and business roles: ITN, Granada Television, British Pathe and Ikono TV. In her role as Business Development Manager at ITN Source, one of the largest archive houses in Europe, Olivia looked after key accounts including ZDF, WDR and NDR. Still, 20 years after giving up dance, her anxiety for speaking had not lessened her passion for performing. In 2010, a friend introduced Olivia to Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org). The nurturing environment immediately appealed to her. She knew that its supportive structure would unlock her voice. Eighteen months after joining Toastmasters, Olivia placed first in District 59Гc??s International Speech Competition. She advanced to compete in ToastmastersГc?? World Championship of Public Speaking Contest in Las Vegas in 2011 and, out of approximately 30,000 original contestants worldwide, she won in the semi-finals and advanced to the final nine contestants. She was 2011Гc??s top woman competitor and the first District 59er to reach the finals. Olivia says Гc??Giving a speech is just like creating a piece of choreography; it should have unexpected twists and turns that leave the audience inspired.Гc?? Гc??It took me 25 years to find my voice and another 25 to realise I had something to say!Гc?? To learn more about Olivia, go to www.oliviaschofield.com.

 

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Publish Date: 11-01-2012 13:03:01
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2013 is only 60 days away. What are you doing to get ready for it. ? Join the Empress of Biz as she discusses with Sue Malone, "the Money Lady" and Rebecca Harris Director of Chatham University Women's Entrepreneur Center ...trends, strategies and steps you need to take to deal with a year that is bound to be filled with all kinds of twists and turns...and challenges.

 

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Publish Date: 10-25-2012 14:23:06
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What is a Chocolate Blues and Business Networking Festival? Besides Fun and Delicious.! "Chocolate Blues" is a giant business to business networking event that brings together hundreds of business owners and professionals. This event features a business expo, open networking, door prizes, ice breakers, networking games, on the spot appointment setting, round table workshops, a giant business card exchange, business coaching, brainstorming circles, book signings, media mixers, blues background music and of course, chocolate treats! Date: November 7, 2012 Where: The Kingsley Community Center Time: 10 am to 4pm Cost: $10* Guest passes available though the Empress of Biz Is this a National Organization? We are one of the largest, most successful and longest running networking events in the country...hundreds, sometimes thousands attend our events. What is the Goal for Chocolate Blues? Our goal is usually 500-800 participants but sometimes our crowds are much larger. So plan for 500 and don't be surprised if we exceed your expectations. How many people have attended a single event? 2,730 people show up for a single networking event. How many cities is Chocolate Blues currently? "Chocolate Blues" is in more than 50 U.S. cities and has resulted in hundreds of thousands of business connections and millions of dollars in closed business for her clients. Who Attends? This 'invitation only event' attracts business owners, CEOs, consultants, managers, directors, department heads, independent contractors, coaches, authors, speakers, trainers, technology gurus, marketing experts, engineers, designers, publishers, media, realtors, directors, investors, executives and community leaders. We bring like-minded business decision makers together. Shelly Rice: Founder, Shelly Rice is one of the America's leading authorities on producing successful business events. In the last 23 years, she has produced more than 850 successful events including one of the largest, longest running and most fun networking events in the country,The Chocolate Blues and Business Networking Festival. "Chocolate Blues" is in more than 40 U.S. cities and has resulted in hundreds of thousands of business connections and millions of dollars in closed business for her clients. Shelly is the founder of Be the Boss Magazine, Women Who Mean Business and the Chocolate and Shopping Shows. She is a member of Linkedin's Top Recommended Platinum Group, is the Community Choice Winner of the Blackberry Small Business Influencer Award in 2012 and was nominated as America's Most Influential Business Connector 3 years in a row at the U.S. Small Business Conference.

 

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Publish Date: 10-25-2012 13:01:04
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Want to know what NEW & Useful in the exciting in the world of Technology ..then listen to our preview of Duquense University SBDC and their 7th Annual PA Business Technology Conference to be held on Thursday November 15, 2012. Christine Huges Training Manager will lead us in a review of the conference. Special Bonus from the Empress of biz--SAVE money use the Promo Code PBTC and get in for $99. And...two of the workshop leaders, April Weitzel and Alicia Marie Phillips will be our special guests sharing details of their upcoming presentations. Below is their contact, workshop name and bios. Attached is the brochure which offers a write up on the workshops. The event is only $99 if the listeners use the code PBTC. April Weitzel is speaking in our Building a Better Publicity Machine SEO Consulting by April offers internet marketing and SEO services for Pittsburgh companies. Offerings include: SEO services, social media marketing, PPC management, video optimization, online PR and More! And Alicia Marie Phillips is speaking in on Building A Better Publicity Marchine workshop Alicia Marie is focused on relationship marketing in a digital world. Do you believe technology is making the world a large, cold place? Are you struggling with gaining customers through digital mediums? Let Alicia show you how to use technology to build and foster long relationships with customers, which is where true success lies. The best motto is, if your business never gained another customer, how would you drive sales? With nearly a decade of in-the-trench business experience in both an entrepreneurial setting as well as with global leaders, her view is inherently unique. Join us tomorrow, invite a friend..SAVE MONEY..PROMO CODE PBTC

 

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Publish Date: 10-18-2012 13:05:40
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Putting a price tag on a product or service often brings waves of anxiety to the bravest business owner. If you are too high..you lose the customer! Too low..you lose your business! This episode of the Empress of Biz Bravely tackles that topic head on. Explore with me the jungle of pricing and why it is so difficult and dangerous to your business.

 

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Publish Date: 10-10-2012 14:05:26
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Competition..that dreaded word. We know it is there but what do we do to combat it when it is destroying your business. Listen and learn from those who are proud survivors of the competition wars at CWE 7th annual THINK BIG CONFERENCE...... The mission of the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is to educate, create economic opportunities, and foster entrepreneurial thinking for women entrepreneurs, women in business, and students. .. Rebecca Harris Exec, Drector of the CWE will be talking about the conferencre and giving an update on the National Nawbo Conference.

 

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Publish Date: 10-04-2012 13:06:13
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It's first of the month so we have Sue Malone the Money Lady back..talking about MONEY..BORROWING IT, MANAGING IT AND USING IT TO ACHIEVE YOUR BUSINESS DREAM. Additional GUEST AWARD WINNING AUTHOR ALIA REESE of My Daddy is a Marine will be talking about how she used a loan from the Money Lady to achieve her dream of wirting and publishing books. Adam Mohney of Building Bridges for Business will discuss the upcoming Franchising event on October 9. which Sue will be a special guest.

 

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Publish Date: 09-27-2012 13:01:54
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Remember when you were a kid it was raining and you were not allowed to go out and play. You were Bored..and you whined and complained about nothing to do till your mother was ready to bounce you on your head. Well today it is raining and I was feeling bored and starting to whine when inspiration struck and I thought "ah ha" pull out your list and share with people what they can do to build their business during those moments when you have "nothing to do" Join me and share your tricks to build your business.

 

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Publish Date: 09-20-2012 13:01:24
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The Empress of biz and guests discusses with guests on what it takes to grow small business. Two special guests today, Building Bridges for Business, Adam Mohney, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist and Alice Williams, founder of Strategic Consulting Concepts and WEEE Women Empowered for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Both guests will be sharing about their upcoming events and ventures that are designed to propel the growth of small business. Practical and low cost suggestions to accelerate your business to the next level

 

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Publish Date: 09-13-2012 13:00:29
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The Empress of Biz and Rebecca Harris, director of Chatham's Women's Entrepreneur Centers discusses the "Building Blocks of Growth" and upcoming seminar on funding for small business owners. Take the time to listen to these specialists and advocates on starting and building a new business. You will certainly profits from this segment.

 

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Publish Date: 09-06-2012 13:01:07
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Empress of biz interviews Sue Malone, the Money Lady..We discuss Updates on lending and when Should you Borrow..and when Should you Not. Sue Malone has made over 41,000 loans and the Empress of biz has secured over $40 million dollars in loans. Listen to these two power house business women as they discuss money and how you use it.

 

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Publish Date: 08-30-2012 13:01:22
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The Empress of Biz is talking to Joanne Quinn Smith aka "Techno Granny about her a 60 year old grandmother got involved in podcasting and how she has used that to build a platform of spreading the good news about Pittsburgh and her latest venture the Pittsburgh Hugathon. The Pittsburgh Hugathon is designed to spread good cheer and hugs, raise money for 4 charities and promote those charities, The Pittsburgh Passion, Cancer Caring Center Operation Troop Appreciation and the Sickle Cell Foundation. In small business we often so busy building our business that we forget about those whoa re in need until a crisis happens in your business family, employees or friends. This when you get a wake up call and realize that it takes all of us working together to build a livable sustainable community. Techno Granny has a story to share with all of you that will inspire and motivate you.. tune in and listen and hear how doing a good things is a good thing for you and your business.

 

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Publish Date: 08-23-2012 13:00:48
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Empressof Biz tackles the thorny issue of credit repair and making sense of it all the mumbo jumbo that surrounds credit scoring. We interview Jennifier Carr of Your Credit Mechanic and see how she can help you.

 

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Publish Date: 08-16-2012 13:01:10
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Guest Anna Marie Gire publisher of the Women's Yellow pages will be sharing what's new and exciting at the WYP...mobile marketing. Tune in and listen to the hottest trend in reaching your audience.

 

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Publish Date: 08-09-2012 13:00:10
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It takes passion, commitment and business "smarts" to successfully run a non-profit organization successfully these days. We will be interviewing Andrea Williams, BA Founder and Executive Director of the Children's Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. (CSCF) on her role as director, CSCF, their mission and their success and struggles. special note: Andrea is the mother of four children, one of whom has sickle cell disease (SCD). She is determined to increase awareness of SCD in order to make a positive impact in the lives of children affected by this often debilitating and often fatal disease. The mission of the ChildrenГc??s Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. is to provide quality programs for children with SCD and their families, helping them to face the educational, social and economic challenges caused by the disease. The commitment to SCD and sickle cell trait (SCT) awareness and outreach and support for research are natural extensions of this mission. Programs include a year-round Educational Support, monthly Family Support, weekly wellness programs including the popular Learn2Swim and KarateFit Programs. Community education and outreach programs top the list of priorities for CSCF. The need for community education has led to partnerships with the schools, churches and community organizations, where we provide information and resources for screening and education. CSCF is the leader in SCD and SCT education in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

 

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Publish Date: 08-02-2012 13:01:36
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It's first of the month so we have Sue Malone the Money Lady back..talking about MONEY..BORROWING IT, MANAGING IT AND KEEPING IT. MONEY is a business most important tools but most of us treat it as an afterthought until we need it. We will being sharing vital biz info on cash flow and what happens to your cash flow you are growing.

 

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Publish Date: 07-26-2012 13:00:15
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MY special guest is Thomas Link the Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of PittsburghГc??s (URA) Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Center). The URA is the City of PittsburghГc??s economic development agency, committed to creating jobs, expanding the CityГc??s tax base and improving the vitality of businesses and neighborhoods. Mr. Link has been with the URA since 2003. The Center was created through the vision and mission of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke RavenstahlГc??s PowerUp Pittsburgh initiative with a mission to ensure effective collaboration among government and the Pittsburgh regionГc??s innovation, technology, and entrepreneur communities to drive job growth in Pittsburgh. The Center achieves this mission through leveraging partnerships to execute high impact programs and projects that intersect with the White HouseГc??s Start Up America ProgramГc??s primary goals, including: Г? Unleash market opportunities for job growth Г? Unlock access to capital to fuel company start-up and growth Г? Connect education to entrepreneurs Г? Make government work for entrepreneurs Г? Accelerating Innovation Г? Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs The Center invests in and manages a variety of programs and projects to support this mission, including the Pittsburgh Life Science Accelerator Program (in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and Idea Foundry), the Venture In and Venture Out Program (in partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council), Urban Innovation 21 (in partnership with several regional stakeholders) and other initiatives. Through these programs the URA has assisted over 500 entrepreneurs and companies, leveraging over $12 million in direct investment in Pittsburgh startups and fast growth innovation and technology companies.

 

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Publish Date: 07-12-2012 13:01:37
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Empress of biz is Sue Malone, The Money Lady. We will discussing our favorite topic Money, SBA and small business. And we will be chatting on What are the winning traits of a successful business owner. Join us as we share our combined experience of over 50 plus years (yeek) and share with you what we see as a winning combination.

 

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Publish Date: 06-28-2012 12:59:42
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Empress of Biz interviews Gerry Peterson on Unions and their relationship with busienss owners. Gary will speak about the current status of unions, their new tactics, what can a business owner do in regards to unions and how to manage your employee relationships so that there is no need for your employees to feel like they NEED A UNION Gary Peterson is the Managing Principal and Founder of the Tartan Group, LLC, an Executive Search and Talent Support firm serving clients throughout North America. Gerry has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Operation Leadership roles. Gary will be presenting a seminars on unions at the SMC on july 12. Tune in and listen and learn on this important subject.

 

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Publish Date: 06-14-2012 13:03:01
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Want to retire some day? You have worked hard in your business and yet since 2008 American's net worth has declined since 2008. Is it possible. What can you do? Who can you talk to? What makes sense? My special guest, Diane Pearson, CFPГ‚, PPCГc?c, CDFAГc?c is an Advisor and Shareholder with Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.Г‚ and EmergingWealth Investment Management, Inc. Diane has over 20 years experience in the financial advisory profession. Diane has been selected three times by Worth magazine as one of Гc??The Top 250 Wealth AdvisorsГc?? in the country. Diane has also been selected twice by Medical Economics magazine as one of Гc??The 150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors in AmericaГc?? and once by Dental Practice Report as one of Гc??The Best Financial Advisors for Dentists in AmericaГc??. Diane is one of the first financial advisors in the country to earn the Professional Plan ConsultantsГc?c (PPCГc?c) designation, recognizing her commitment to education and service excellence in the qualified retirement planning industry. Ms. Pearson has also been awarded the Certified Divorce Financial AnalystГc?c (CDFAГc?c) professional designation. As a CDFAГc?c, she is qualified to serve as a financial expert on divorce cases, present data to support an argument, and educate clients on the short- and long-term financial implications of different divorce settlement proposals. Her advice for small business owners is invaluable..tune in, e-mail question in and find out what can be done in this volatile economy to protect your business and build retirement for you and your employees.

 

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Publish Date: 06-07-2012 13:01:37
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We have The Money Lady back! Sue Malone will be discussing changes to SBA Lending and the program the SBA Small Loan Advantage and what it can do for your business. Tune in and hear about the latest in Washington DC and the SBA Small Loan Advantage. Also Anne Marie Gire will be an additional guest and co-host with the Empress of Biz, JoAnn Forrester, as we discuss her latest ventures and publications.

 

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Publish Date: 05-24-2012 13:05:22
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Al Levine, the Renaissance man From paperboy to union negotiator to race horse owner to business man, talk show host to the Pittsburgh Hugathon Community Relations Director..Al has done it all. Stop and listen and her his story and what he has learned along the way and his tips for business owners who have to be doing more than one thing at a time. Which is all of us.

 

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Publish Date: 05-17-2012 12:59:19
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Special Guest Ruth Byrd Smith, Director of Allegheny County M/W/DBE department. Ruth will be sharing what is new in her department, the certification process upcoming events, how to use electronic filing, Bid Net and Once you have become certified "What do you Do to get Business. Important discussion for all m/w/dbe small business owners to hear.

 

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Publish Date: 05-03-2012 12:59:51
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EPISODE127 May is Small business month and we are going to celebrate with some of our favorite people who are doing what they like ...being in business. First guest Mary Anne Barnes, an early leader of women in real estate will be sharing advice; "Vision with out Effort leads you No where"! and her latest venture a book and what it was like to bring her vision into fruition. Second we will have an update from Sue Malone the money lady and what is happening in the world of small biz lending". Remember Sue Malone will be in town on May 21 at the Building Bridges for Business event at the Kingsley Center in East Liberty.

 

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Publish Date: 04-26-2012 13:00:20
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Money, Money Whose got the Money? Building Bridges for Business Small on May 21 brings to you Business Works Гc?? Money For Your Business. The Empress of Biz interviews Ashley Moss as she discussed Building Bridges for Business upcoming event on May 21 at the Kingsley Center. $10 is all it takes to come and learn everything you need to know about obtaining funding for your business !! Small Business Works will provide education on the necessary steps to obtain capital. Learn from our nationally known expert speaker on HOW to apply successfully for a business loan. Information will be provided on: What are the basic steps and information needed in applying for a loan? The hidden obstacles in the loan application process and how to overcome them. Sources and types of capital. We walk you through filling out a sample loan package. Listen, learn and participate with us on our upcoming event and get a status of Pittsburgh Lending.

 

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Publish Date: 04-19-2012 13:02:57
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Its spring..we know.. because its time, May 9, for the 14th Annual Entrepreneurs Growth Conference at Duquense University. Join the Empress of Biz as we review the upcoming confernece with Christine Hughes, and all the great speakers, workshops, trade show, raffles, and mentoring. Also special guest, Mike Kane, CEO of Cell Pig and how they used Kickstarter.com to "crowd source" funding and to market/release cellhelmetГc?c to the world. Not only was Kickstarter a great medium to raise funds, but they found it very useful in helping us to gain press. In the two months they were on, they got over 40 articles across the web. We've also had a steady flow of press since that time and we've recently been picking up a decent amount of traditional news, like TV/magazines/newspapers. Kickstarter was a great way to bring legitimacy and exposure to the cellhelmetГc?c, in a really quick manner. Come and listen to the enterprising young man on the move and definitely come to the conference to him and other successful entrepreneurs share their secrets to success.

 

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Publish Date: 04-05-2012 13:06:21
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My guest, Sue Malone, President of Strategies for Small Business and I (empress of biz) will discuss what NOT TO DO in your lending application. We will review the steps in a lending application and what are the RED FLAGS for a banker. Many of our mistakes our from a lack of information and some deliberate omission. We will review from the personal financial statement, credit report, financial statements and etc. Sue Malone has been the number one provider of the SBA Community Express Loan Program, SBA Patriot Express Program and SBA Export Express and director of marketing for Superior Financial Group. Sue's involvement began with the program's inception in 2002. Since then, Sue has helped fund over 31,000 SBA Community Express and Patriot loans and became the largest SBA lender by volume. Her goal is to fund 100,000 small businesses. She travels the nation meeting, promoting and funding small business owners. She is fueled by her passion to help small business owners pursue their dreams. Sue has received numerous awards for her contribution to the success of small businesses around the nation. She helped author a new loan program for small businesses and currently waiting for SBA to implement the program. Join me for a lively discussion on the state of our "economic nations. Sue's Background For over ten years, Sue served as the CFO and Vice President of a commercial and industrial real estate firm in Northern California. In addition, Sue was the first woman-parking operator in the United States with seven parking facilities in San Francisco. Sue is a serial entrepreneur and has started over seven businesses. She holds an MBA from St. Mary's College.

 

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Publish Date: 03-29-2012 13:01:42
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Join me as we receive an overview of the the upcoming HANDS ON TECNOLOGY INFORMATION FOCUS OF CONFERENCE Wednesday, April 4 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Green Tree. Topics include: Online Marketing Tool Kit for Small Businesses, The Mobile Entrepreneur and 35 Winning Strategies from Today's Leading Entrepreneurs are just a few topics and highlights scheduled for the WomenГc??s Small Business AssociationГc??s annual event. Speakers and workshop leaders will include local tech gurus Donna Baxter of Soul Pitt Media and Cassandra Brown of Jireh Mobile. The keynote speaker is Dr. Summer Knight of Tallahassee, Florida. The WSBAГc??s most significant networking outlet, will take place Wednesday, April 4 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Green Tree. Themed, Hands-On Technology, the Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference and Trade show Honoring Extraordinary Women Luncheon and will provide a day filled with educational, professional development and networking opportunities.

 

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Publish Date: 03-22-2012 13:03:20
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Ruth Bryd Smith , Director of allegheny County, M/W/DBE always has Wisdom to share and information on upcoming events and services that benefit small business owners and M/W/DBE'S. TUNE IN AND FIND OUT WHAT IS NEW and USEFUL for you.

 

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Publish Date: 03-05-2012 14:00:59
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Ola Jackson, founder of Onyx Women Magazine and media is a savvy business women and strong advocate and champion of minority and women business owner will be my guest. She was W. PA Small Business Administration Minority Person of the Year Champion. (2010). Ola is producing a special symposium for Emerging Women Business Owners on March 31. This workshop will focus on the Emerging Business Owner. We will talk about pricing, negotiating, sales pitches and proper follow-up with prospects and repeat customers. Join me for some great dialogue on owning a business and to learn from this savvy and committed champion of minority and women business owners.

 

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Publish Date: 03-01-2012 14:05:18
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She's back..Sue Malone..to talk about Money..and her new loan fund. Also we will give an update on what is happening in Washington Dc..does that matte?.Yes it does. Access to capital starts in DC and we will explain why and what you Must do to change attitudes. Plus ten steps to take BEFORE you start the borrowing process.

 

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Publish Date: 02-16-2012 21:03:06
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Tamar Cerafici hales from the government halls of environmental law. She has testified before such auspicious organization as the Nuclear Regulatory Council and Atomic Energy Commision. Now she is self dubbed the Barefoot Barrister. Like her own reinvention, Tamar is consulting with "hourly billable" professionals to teach them the same reinvention now that these auspicious professionals such as doctors and lawyers CAN advertise and engage in marketing..............................................She has teamed up with Gerry Roberts, author of "The Millionaire Mindset" to produce the "Rapid Results Marketing Conference" coming to a city near you. In February RRMC will be in Pittsburgh and Washington DC.

 

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Publish Date: 02-09-2012 14:00:54
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Join me as I discuss the Ten Steps to Take BEFORE you borrow. Yes it is tough out there, no it is not impossible. Yes you do have to be prepared. No not everyone will be the right lender for you. Getting prepared the right paperwork(ugh) right lender(yeah) and the right attitude is essential. We will be going over all that and more..tune in and listen, learn and profit from our experience and advice.

 

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Publish Date: 02-02-2012 15:00:43
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Part 2: What in the WORLD is going on in the Lending World? A business cannot survive without money. Yet today obtaining sufficient capital, i. e. money, especially for the small business remains a challenge. We are suppose to be in a state of Гc??recoveryГc?? yet money is not flowing from the banks to small business. Why? The Empress of Biz, special guest Sue Malone, one of the largest SBA lenders, is back this month to give you an overview of what is currently happening in the Гc??world of lendingГc?? from DC to the local scene. What happens in DC and your state capital makes a difference. Tune in and listen from one of the SBA largest lenders give you the scoop on lending. Sue Malone, President of Strategies for Small Business. Sue is the number one provider of the SBA Community Express Loan Program, SBA Patriot Express Program and SBA Export Express and director of marketing for Superior Financial Group. Sue' s involvement began with the programams inception in 2002. Since then, Sue has helped fund over 31,000 SBA Community Express and Patriot loans and became the largest SBA lender by volume. Her goal is to fund 100,000 small businesses. She travels the nation meeting, promoting and funding small business owners. She is fueled by her passion to help small business owners pursue their dreams. Sue has received numerous awards for her contribution to the success of small businesses around the nation. She helped author a new loan program for small businesses and currently waiting for SBA to implement the program. Join me for a lively discussion on the state of our "economic nations. Sues Background For over ten years, Sue served as the CFO and Vice President of a commercial and industrial real estate firm in Northern California. In addition, Sue was the first woman-parking operator in the United States with seven parking facilities in San Francisco. Sue is a serial entrepreneur and has started over seven businesses. She holds an MBA from St. Marys College.

 

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My guest, Sue Malone, the #1 SBA lender will be joining me to talk about the state of our "economic nation" We will take a look at What is the economic outlook for 2012 -- does anyone have a crystal ball? What industries will be hiring in 2012? Do older job seekers have a chance of getting hired? Does everyone have to have a college education to find a high paying job? What skills will be needed? Where are the small businesses in this new year? Is there hope for them? If you are thinking of starting a business -- what type of business is in demand? Sue Malone, President of Strategies for Small Business Sue is the number one provider of the SBA Community Express Loan Program, SBA Patriot Express Program and SBA Export Express and director of marketing for Superior Financial Group. SueГc??s involvement began with the programГc??s inception in 2002. Since then, Sue has helped fund over 31,000 SBA Community Express and Patriot loans and became the largest SBA lender by volume. Her goal is to fund 100,000 small businesses. She travels the nation meeting, promoting and funding small business owners. She is fueled by her passion to help small business owners pursue their dreams. Sue has received numerous awards for her contribution to the success of small businesses around the nation. She helped author a new loan program for small businesses and currently waiting for SBA to implement the program. Join me for a lively discussion on the state of our "economic nations. SueГc??s Background For over ten years, Sue served as the CFO and Vice President of a commercial and industrial real estate firm in Northern California. In addition, Sue was the first woman-parking operator in the United States with seven parking facilities in San Francisco. Sue is a serial entrepreneur and has started over seven businesses. She holds an MBA from St. MaryГc??s College.

 

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Publish Date: 12-08-2011 14:05:38
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The Empress of Biz interview Melinda F. Emerson, the SmallBiz Lady. She is one of America'a leading small business experts. Melinda is an author, speaker and small business coach whose areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing. As CEO of MFE Consulting LLC, Melinda develops audio, video and written content to fulfill her mission to End Small Business Failure. She publishes a resource blog, www.succeedasyourownboss.com and hosts a weekly talk show on Twitter called #Smallbizchat for small business owners. Forbes Magazine named Melinda Emerson one of the #1 Woman for Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. Melinda has been featured on MSNBC, Fox News, NBC Nightly News and in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Black Enterprise. She is the bestselling author Гc??Become Your Own Boss in 12 months; A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works,Гc?? and a proud graduate of Virginia Tech. This should be a great chat ..join us and hear some great conversation from these two powerhouses of info.

 

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Special guest W. PA District Director Carl Knoblock will talk on the opportunities and challenges for small business and what the SBA can help your small business survive difficult times. In addition Karan Waigan busienss development specialist and the women's business coordinator for W. PA will discuss the new certification programs for women business and what resources are available to build a thriving business. Join us and learn what the SBA can do for you!

 

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To advertise or not to advertise...that is the "question" and the worry of many. Without advertising people do not know you are in business. Yet? You worry? How can I afford it. Special guest..Diane Daniels of D I D & Associates will be talking to you about What you can do and how to afford it. Diane is a 20 plus year business owner, writer and promoter. She has many creative and cost effective methods to share. Join in as the Empress of Biz interviews Diane and find out what to do in difficult times.

 

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Publish Date: 10-27-2011 13:05:59
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Tom Link, is the the Manager of the Business Development Center for the City Of Pittsburgh for the City of Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Center The URA is dedicated to making loans and finding ways to help small to mid size business thrive in in Pittsburgh. They have a number of loan programs that can be a partner your business success. URA partners with banks to help fund your business. Tune in and listen and learn about this important resource for for business growth in our city. Urban Redevelopment Center Business Development Center (BDC) offers a variety of financing products for commercial real estate development and small and medium size business development. These are gap financing products and work in conjunction with private equity and private debt to help businesses close the financing for their business growth and expansion. Our programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses, growing businesses, and urban / infill real estate development. BDC programs work with every sort of financing including private banks, new markets tax credits, historic tax credits, and more. A loan from the BDC reduces risk and frees up cash flow by reducing the equity requirement and reducing the bankГc??s exposure. The BDC also employs a large network of technical assistance providers and partners to help business start, improve, and grow. No matter what the business need, we can help.

 

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Chatham University, presents "Think Big" on October 21. Listen to the director Rebecca U. Harris, MBA Director, Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University as she discusses Branding and the conference at Chatham.What is the importance of your brand target audience? Does that change over time? How you develop your brand? How do you decide on the target? Does that differ based on size or stage of brand? Гc??Many women here I know have their own businesses, are starting businesses from scratch or are contemplating starting their own business. What are the key things that we should keep in mind when creating and building a brand from scratch? What were the key barriers you faced and how did you overcome them? Think Big About Your Brand: Oct 21

 

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Eric Strong, business owner and visionary has an idea that may solve money problems for small business and build customer loyalty at the same time. Eric is a third generation business owner who has used his idea to keep his business alive and survive in an economic depressed area. Join us and see what his business idea is all about and see if it can work for you.

 

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Publish Date: 10-06-2011 13:00:12
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EPISODE102 Certification, what is it? Why Should I have it? Local, state, Federal SBA certication for women, 8A What is the difference. Our special guest, Janet Harris-Lange, President National Women Business Owners Corporation, the 1st National Certifiers of WBEs and Approved 3rd Party Certifier for SBA's WOSB Contracting Program will answer and explain the VALUE of certification for Women. Janet was also s featured on MSNBC's "Your Business"

 

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Volunteers of America is an unique professional service organization that has an innovative approach to helping those in need. Combing volunteers, with the guidance of a professional caring service and staff VOA addresses a multitude of difficult social and economic issues that impact the quality of living for many of our citizens. At one time or another your family, employees, or friends will be impacted by Unemployment, disability, aging issues, behavioral challegnes, teen age pregnancy etc and VOA is an agency that can help. Director Ruby Wilcosz will discuss her agency and what they have their staff and clients have accomplished together. Service programs in the southwestern region include Working Order, a business incubator which assists people with disadvantages and/or disabilities in becoming entrepreneurs as well as All of Us Care, an after school and summer program to prevent crime and substance abuse among at-risk youth and children. Every person deserves the right to participate in meaningful work. Volunteers of AmericaГc??s Working Order program develops and supports entrepreneurships for individuals with disabilities and others seeking to be selfemployed. Working Order identifies alternative work options and helps individuals overcome obstacles that make traditional employment more difficult. We complete feasibility studies, develop business plans and offer marketing support. Working Order offers computer training, teaches business accounting, provides assistive technology support, finds trial work opportunities, encourages business networking and promotes and brokers sales to community connections. Located in Sharpsburg, PA, Working Order is helping to lower the alarming unemployment rate

 

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For the past 30 years, Noreen McGinnis Campbell has been a 2nd generation owner of McGinnis Sisters Special Food stores, along with her two sisters, Sharon and Bonnie. Together, they have grown their Pittsburgh based legacy business through the operation of three nationally recognized specialty food stores. Listen and learn from this enterprising business owner as she shares the Mcginnis Sisters story and what it is like to transfer the business from one generation to another

 

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Special guest, Ola Jackson, founder and publisher of OWN is celebrating 20 years in business with a major event on August 18, 2011 . Ola will be recognizing those members of the Pittsburgh community who have achieved business success while making significant contributions to the minority business community and the the community at large. Ola is not only a successful business woman she is a parent who faced significant difficulties 20 years ago when she and her husband found out their son was autistic. Ola changed her business model to enable her to help raise her son in a supportive and caring setting while still building a successful business Listen to Ola's stores, and the success of others and be inspired for the day.

 

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Water, Water everwhere..and not a drop to drink. While we "worry" about oil ..the real concern is our water supply. A lot can be done to correct it..but it has to be done now. Today, we are interviewing Gil Berry, an experienced contrator who has become involved in "vegative roofing" as a way to: 1. Reduce envirnomental damage from water run off, 2. Reduce the impact of a water shortges due to streams and rivers being contaminated by water run off 3. as a way to "grow" employment for the un employed or under employed . While we "worry" about oil ..the real concern is our water supply. A lot can be done to correct it..but it has to be done now.

 

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Water, Water everwhere..and not a drop to drink. In honor of earth day we are interviewing Gil Gilberry, an experienced contrator who has become involved in "vegative roofing" as a way to reduce envirnomental damage from water run off and as a way to "grow" employment for the un employed or under employed .

 

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EPISODE95 Three Special guest,Dr.Ravi Balu-- Who is Co-Chair of USINPAC, Preetham Gowda-and Kanak Iyor s from the local Pittsburgh area of the US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is the political voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans and the upcoming activites and accomplishments of its members.

 

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Publish Date: 02-17-2011 13:00:46
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Entrepreneur's Growth Conference Thursday May 12, 2011 Special Guess, Christine Hughes, Duquense Univesity SBDC.. Register NOW only $99 , Save $40 NOW! its that time again'...put it on your calendar. the always popular and stimulating Duquense University Growth conference. Plenty of exciting and informative activities. The American Entrepreneur Radio is running a "Tell us Your Story" contest whereby the winnner will be interviewed by Ron in the weeks following the conference. Attendees will receive a form at registration that ask for them to give us their story in less than 100 words - the most interesting story will win. We are running contests like this with other vendors of the tradeshow as well FREE CONSULTATION from the Empress of Biz! - from the Empress of Biz herself. Come to my workshop on Pricing and then come to the tradeshow to TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUR PRICING! Keynote in the morning is Jason Brown from Right by Nature Workshops: Creative Ways To Finance Growth: Inside the Mind of An Investor Stuck in Neutral? 10 Ways To Recharge & Revitalize Your Business Free Technology Tools for Better Outreach, Management & Cost-Savings Make More, Keep More: 11 Ways to Improve Your Bottom Line in 2011 Robust Sales: 10 New Strategies To Get Your Phone To Ring Be Your Own PR Pro: Affordable Ways to Get Publicity For Your Business The Fast-Track Plan: A 30-Day Guide To Writing A Smart Business Plan Simple Social Media: What Every Business Needs to Know About Twitter, Facebook & Other Online Networks Lessons Learned: Three Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Mistakes & Best Advice Before You Sign: Tips For Smarter Contracts, Negotiations & Partnerships Women & Minorities: How To Overcome Disadvantages, Seize Opportunities & Stand Out Go Virtual, Go Big: How to Access Top Talent, Resources & Capabilities Hottest Advertising Trends in 2011 for the Small Business Budget: What Works, What Doesn't

 

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A special interview with Tom Baker, author and community leaderon The second annual Pittsburgh Service Summit will be held on January 26, 2011 at Carlow University from 4-9pm in the Antonian Theatre. A crowd of 500 participants is anticipated for the CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 AWARD WINNERS! Learn about this fast growing event and what is all about and how you can get involved. Get Involved! Awards will be given out to the Man of the Year- Senator John Pippy Get Involved! Woman of the Year- Kate Dewey Get Involved! Male Emerging Community Leader- Tim Lessick (18-25 years old) Get Involved! Female Emerging Community Leader- Alyssa DiLoreto (18-25 years old) Dr. Tom Baker Community Leader Award- Dr. Carol Utay "The Patty Award"- Patty Verostko Award for Child Advocacy- Liz Healey THE CLASS OF 2011 WESTERN PA RISING STARS Pam Coudriet, Raquel Davila, Marissa Doyle, Megan Good, Judy Feldman, Kelsey Halling, Raymar Hampshire, Alexa Jennings, Katelyn King, David Landes, Chris Metz, Mike Palcsey, Jordan Pallitto, Alma Roberts, Les Scales, David Slusarick, Abe Taleb, RJ Thompson, Danielle Tyson, Andy Walz, Sarah Welch 2011 SERVICE SUMMIT SPEAKERS Dr Mary Hines (Honorary Summit Chair), Andrew Stockey, State Senator Kim Ward, Former Allegheny County Chief Executive Jim Roddey, City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, Tom Basile, Bill Flanagan, Lisa Spahr, Chaz Kellem, Dr. Audrey Murrell, and Matt Tomsho 2011 SUMMIT HOST COMMITTEE Regina Anderson, Dan Garcia, Daniel Holland, Benjamin Holland, Joseph Klepp SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEWER...TECHNO GRANNY..WHO WILL BE INTERVIEWING TOM BAKER...while the Empress of Biz is recovering...

 

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EPISODE90 Whew 2010 is coming to an end. Let's talk about the hits misses and the new opportunits for 2011. The economy is slowly turning around...what can we do to propel our own growth. Join me and a few guest including Mary Pam Kilgore and let's see what our crystal ball will turn up. Call in and join us and lets make 2011 spectular!

 

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The business of the arts is a big deal in Pittsburgh . The arts generate over 2 billion dollars..yes that is right 2 BILLION dollars to the local economy. Our special guest.Lisa Grande Associate Artistic Director and Director of Marketing of the Pittsburgh Irish Classsical Theate will be talking on a wide range of topic. The PICT is an excellent theater company that offers a wide range of plays and the quality of the acting is superb. Lisa will be talking what it is like from the artistic to the promotion side of the business. Join us and learn from the Arts.

 

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Empressof Biz explores the impact of mobile marketing as she interviews Curtis Brown co-owner of Jireh Mobile. Did you know 1.8 BILLION people as texting today. Find out how you cantake advantage of that. Besides being a business owner Curtis and his wife Cassandra are the paretns of 10 childre. Talk about a juggling act! Listen and learn how to reach your custOmer FAST & ECONOMICALLY and how to juggler business with family. EPISODE88

 

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jThe Empress of Biz Talks to Linda Handley of Building Bridges for Business The goal of the organization is to further advance economic development by supporting businesses providing unprecedented access to required resources. William Peduto, Pittsburgh City Council, said, 'networking gives small businesses the opportunity to learn about, bid on and help create government contracts.' The vision for the Building Bridges community is an environment where businesses can grow and advance themselves in their field, support other business owners, and develop as entrepreneurs giving back to their community. Pittsburgh has an exceptional variety of excellent sources to start, grow and build a successful business. Getting business to the right source at the right time is the goal at Building Bridges for Business. The right advice and business guidance is crucial for long term success. Timing is everything in business and this is the time to encourage growth and sustainability in our region. If you are a small business owner in Pittsburgh, PA looking for support and small business resources, Building Bridges will help you get started in the right direction

 

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On November 18, the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will HONOR the Awardees of the 19th Annual Racial Justice Award . The awardess are those who have been outstanding leaders in their organizations for their efforts in eliminating racial disparities in our community. Awardees will be honored during a dinner at the Westin Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Dina Clark will discuss the awards, the winners and the importance of Diversity in leadership in our community from education, faith and business. The 2010 Awardees include: Community Engagement Peggy B. Harris Three Rivers Youth Company/Business Donna M. Baxter Soul Pitt Media Education Gregg Dietz Youth Advocacy League Dr. Curtiss E. Porter Penn State Greater Allegheny Faith The Sisters of Mercy Pittsburgh, Pa. Rev. John C. Welch Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network Youth Achievement Dina Maria Labanc Peer Bridges

 

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Publish Date: 10-28-2010 12:00:49
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Technology love it or hate it...you still got to know about it. The Empress of Biz will be talking to Dr. Mary McKinney and Christine Hughes on the upcoming Technology conference November 18 at Duquense Unviversity. The Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference:is designed to equip companies with the information they need to make smart technology decisions that will enhance their profitability, productivity and market adaptability. The conference is a full day event, running from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Discover the Newest Innovations in: eMarketing Business Intelligence IT Management Wireless Technologies Finance & Accounting Web Analytics Networking Security Software Spend the day attending lively, interactive workshops, listening to an industry expert at lunch, and participating in our Technology Showcase. The speakers are not only experts in their fields, but they are energetic and passionate about teaching today's hottest technological tools and trends to business owners like you! Don't fall behind, stay competitive by keeping up-to-date with today's technology! Listen to the Empress of biz and get a preview of the up coming Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference..and who knows their may be a special discount for you! Keynote Speaker: Bob Evans Senior vice-president and director of InformationWeek's Global CIO business unit "The Transformative Power of Business Technology" "IT is becoming BT (business technology) as it shifts from an internal focus on processes and transactions to the external world of customers, revenue, engagement and interactions. As more business customers and consumers deman more flexibility and options from their suppliers / partners than ever before, business technology becomes even more strategic. Can your company keep up? Why do some companies miss this point so badly? and how can they change that outdated -- and dangerous -- view of the world? How are some world-class companies transforming themselves to offer more-valuable and more-enduring value to their customers? We'll look into the question, "What Business Are You In Today?", and the role strategic BT can play in shaping the proper answer for the future." About The Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference: The Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference (PBTC) is designed to equip companies with the information they need to make smart technology decisions that will enhance their profitability, productivity and market adaptability. The conference is a full day event, running from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. View Workshops and Conference Agenda Discover the Newest Innovations in: eMarketing Business Intelligence IT Management Wireless Technologies Finance & Accounting Web Analytics Networking Security Software Don't fall behind, stay competitive by keeping up-to-date with today's technology! Keynote Speaker: Bob Evans Senior vice-president and director of InformationWeek's Global CIO business unit "The Transformative Power of Business Technology" "IT is becoming BT (business technology) as it shifts from an internal focus on processes and transactions to the external world of customers, revenue, engagement and interactions. As more business customers and consumers deman more flexibility and options from their suppliers / partners than ever before, business technology becomes even more strategic. Can your company keep up? Why do some companies miss this point so badly? and how can they change that outdated -- and dangerous -- view of the world? How are some world-class companies transforming themselves to offer more-valuable and more-enduring value to their customers? We'll look into the question, "What Business Are You In Today?", and the role strategic BT can play in shaping the proper answer for the future."

 

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EPISODE83 -Part 2 of Fraud Scams & Theft. We had so much to talk about with our first guest, Valerie Trott Williams of Duquense Unviesity that we are now talking on the legal side..now tha they are caught with with Attorney Lourdes Ridge. Join us in the 2 part Law & Order conversation on Fraud, Scam, & Theft.

 

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EPISODE82 Fraud! Embezzlement! Scams! Employee Theft & Consequences. What happens when a business is the victim of theft by employees, partners, customers or associates. You work hard to be honest and do the right thing by everyone, employees, customers and associates. Then something happens that shakes your confidence, robs money from the business and you! What do you do?. What are the warning signs? What are the consequences?. Join me and my special guest Attorney Lourdes Sanchez Ridge as she talks about this matter and what are are your opitons.

 

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EPISODE80 Rebecca Harris, Director for the Center for Women's Entreneurship at Chatham Unviesity will be our special guest speaking about their upcoming 5th Annual Think Big From on Friday October 22. A MUST FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO GROW THEIR BUSINESS.

 

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EPISODE79 The Urban Redevelopment Authority is "Stepping up to the Plate" in answering the need for funding from startup to growth companies. While most government funded agencies and institutions are having their funds slashed, the URA of the city of Pittsburgh has found a way to help the cities high tech startup with the new Pittsburgh Entrepenur Fund. Tom Link, Manager of the Business Loan Department for the URA will discuss this and other programs designed to help business start ups and growth in the City.

 

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Small businesses are disproportionately affected by fraud according to a recent survey by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). ACFE estimates that companies with less than 100 employees have an annual loss of approximately $155,000 due to fraud, and are impacted 30% of the time in comparison to larger companies.Duquesne UniversityГc??s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, under the direction of accounting professors Valerie Williams and Bob Kollar, is conducting a survey of fraud awareness in small to mid-size businesses and organizations. Fraud is categorized into three areas: asset misappropriation, corruption and fraudulent financial statements. Most small businesses have cash and inventory that can be stolen either by employees, customers or vendors. The reason that small businesses have more risk of fraud occurring than larger companies is because there are typically fewer employees and resources to mitigate and control fraud.

 

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Hear ye! Hear Ye! The 2010 PA GovernorГc??s Conference for Women is coming to Pittsburgh October 14. Our special editon will cover all the exciting details about the conference and give you a special perk to attend. We have 2 excellent speakers on our call Emily Bennington, founding partner, Professional Studio 365 and author, "Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job" and Selena Rezvani, founder and president, NextGenWomen and author, Гc??What You Need to Lead But Won't Learn in Business SchoolГc?? The seventh annual Pennsylvania GovernorГc??s Conference for Women is taking place October 14, 2010 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The event is co-hosted by Governor Edward G. Rendell and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. This yearГc??s theme is Гc??Your time is now!Гc?? and attendees will be encouraged to be fearlessly resilient, to rebound with purpose and power and to lead with intention. Conference Background will be discussed by Hannah Calvert Conference Coordinator The Pennsylvania GovernorГc??s Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day event that features more than 75 renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, the environment and more. The conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth. Keynote Speakers Ellen Alemany (Citizens Financial Group CEO) - chairman and chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and RBS Americas, the North and South American operations and subsidiaries of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Recognized by Forbes Magazine and U.S. Banker Magazine as one of the most powerful women in banking. Kelly Corrigan (Author) - an accomplished author and columnist. Her book Гc??The Middle PlaceГc?? spent six months on The New York Times bestseller list and her columns have appeared in Glamour and Good Housekeeping. Eve Ensler (American playwright) - is the award-winning author of Гc??The Vagina Monologues,Гc?? which has been published in 45 languages and performed in more than 130 countries. She is also the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised $70 million and educated millions through art and activism. Jessica Herrin (Гc??Serial EntrepreneurГc?? and founder and CEO of Stella & Dot) - is founder and CEO of Stella & Dot, a nationwide direct seller of boutique jewelry, and a Гc??serial entrepreneurГc?? who previously co-founded WeddingChannel.com, the worldГc??s leading wedding site. Mae Jemison (Astronaut) - launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Endeavour in 1992, as the world's first woman of color to go to space. She is the founder and president of two technology companies; she also founded and chairs The Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, which hosts an annual international science camp. Career Fair Led by Women For Hire CEO Tory Johnson, the workplace contributor on ABC's Good Morning America, the Career Fair takes place from 2:30 to 5:30pm. The Career Fair will feature workshops on career development and advancement as well as practical advice including one-on-one resume critiquing and Гc??speed mentoringГc?? with local career coaches and executives. This yearГc??s Career Fair will also feature a Гc??Meet UpГc?? with Tory Johnson where attendees will get the opportunity to ask Tory any question about careers Гc?? from getting hired, to advancing in a job to starting or growing a business. Registration The registration rate is $135/individual. Special discount for rate ($10 off) to the conference of $125 Гc?? use code PATBD3 when registering. For more information or to register, visit www.PAGovernorsConferenceforwomen.org Sponsors The co-presenting sponsors for this yearГc??s conference are UPMC Health Plan and Citizens Bank.

 

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EPISODE75 Ruth Byrd-Smith is determined to help small business owners thrive in difficult times. She is the Director of the Alleheny County M/W/DBE Department. She will be giving us a preview of the latest update on the accomplishments of her department and what to look for in the upcoming year. Tune in learn what the possibilities are in the county for small business owners.

 

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Insurance! Business owners know they need it.... yet they dread going through the hassle of finding the right kind and often do not know what to or who to beleive. Our guest Grace Robinson, State Farm Agent and owner of the Grace Robinson Insurance Agency will talk to the Empress of Biz and gives us the benefit of her 28 years as a busienss owner and insurance agent. Grace is well know in the business community, not only for her expertise but for her straight forward approach and her dedication and work in the community. So listen and learn from her what you need, why you need it and what is good for your business and personal protection.

 

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Diversity is good business! For 140 years the YWCA has been a leader in the greater Pittsburgh region for race and gender equity. Dina L. Clark Director of the Center for Race and Gender Equity, will speak about their various programs and their upcoming luncheon on September 24, 2010 at the Omni William Penn Hotel featuring renowed women's right activist Gloria Steinmen.

 

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Episode 72 Community Call for Jim Burn.. The Empress of Biz, talks to Jim Burn, attorney, public servant, community volunteer and politician. Jim Burns is a man who wears a lot of hats. He is a practicing attorney with Abes Bauman, P. C. Allegheny County Council member, chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Party and of the State Democratic Committee, former mayor of Millvale, little league baseball coach and husband and father. Elected to Allegheny Council in 2005, Jim Burn came to County Council with 12 years of municipal service. Jim had been serving as Mayor of Millvale since 1994. During his 12 years as Mayor, Jim worked with Borough Council and others to pay off Millvale's debt and institute aggressive efforts in community revitalization. He received the "Mayor of the Year Award" in 1997 from the Pennsylvania State Mayor's Association, the Outstanding Young Men in America Award, and the Community Award from the North Hills Community Outreach. Jim credits Millvale Borough's rebirth and revitalization to teamwork. Jim graduated from Duquesne University in 1985 and received his J.D. from the University of Dayton in 1988. While in Law school, Jim served as the President of the Student Bar Association and as the President of the Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity. Jim passed the Pennsylvania Bar exam in 1988 and has been practicing law in this area ever since. Jim serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee and believes that his service as a mayor and emergency management coordinator leading his community through the trials of hurricane Ivan has uniquely prepared him for leadership in times of crisis. He has also serves on the Budget and Finance, Economic Development and Public Works Committees In 2010 Jim was named as one of PennsylvaniaГc??s Top 50 Political Influencers. His notoriety as a local political leader has lead to frequent appearances on Pittsburgh television and radio news programs. As a spokesperson for county Democrats, Jim is often quoted in the Pittsburgh press and has had published, several OpEdГc??s and LetterГc??s to the Editor. Married in 1997, Jim lives in Millvale, PA with his wife Lori and their two sons, James Edward and Brandon Patrick. As a father and husband, Jim understands the legacy we leave our children must be one dedicated to a more peaceful world, environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility.

 

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Art Tintori, Managing Director, Financial Services for Catalyst Connection, has his finger on the pulse of economic development in our region. Beside his position at Catalyst Connection he serves quite capably in many economic development organizations that are making a difference in our region. He is Chairman of the Business Loan Review Committee for the City of Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Allegheny Department of Economic Development, member of the Pittsburgh Entreperenur Fund Advisory Committe, Community Investment Fund Commitee of the Mon Valley Initiative,and the Allegheny Pittsburgh Business Development Corp . He also serves on the Advisory Boards of Westmoreland County and the Fayette-Washington County Keystone Innovation Zones (KIZ). Take the time to listen to Art and learn what is happening in our regional economically.

 

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Jim Merante of Padgett Business Systems loves to help small business add things up. He is dedicated to helping small business do things right with a minimum of pain. Take the time to listen to him and find out how tax accounting can be fun...well at least not stressful. Every business owner soon or later has to deal with the tax man...listen to Jim and his tips on growing your business in difficult times.

 

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Publish Date: 07-29-2010 12:00:39
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From corporate to small business, Linda Handley has been passionate in her mission to help others and improve the lives of those around her, often through creative and unconventional means going beyond volunteering. Linda is a multi talented woman who is an entrepreneur, author and Executive Assistant Director for the WomenГc??s Small Business Association. WSBA is a professional group with over 700 members in seven counties in W. PA. WSBA is a valuable resource 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 and education. Linda is also a dedicated volunteer who has found many innovative ways to help the causes in which she most believes, including donating the proceeds "Squeekie and Louie" to the American Cancer Society. Publishing and donating the proceeds was LindaГc??s gift to her father when he was struggling with cancer. It was a story written by her father and told to her as child. It remained in her heart and she chose to share it when her father was re-diagnosed with Lymphoma. In December 2007 after much soul searching and contemplation, she formed Marlin Property Management, a real estate investment company. With a focus on urban restoration, including purchasing homes, renovating and leasing them, Linda and her business partner began their first project, restoring a 100 year old home. After construction and renovations, emails from the happy tenants of MarlinГc??s first project still provide Linda with happiness. LindaГc??s moving journey is featured in the book Inspired Entrepreneurs: A Collection of Female Triumphs in Life and Business. Published in May 2010, the book highlights successful female entrepreneurs and their professional as well as personal voyages. LindaГc??s chapter focuses on how she was able to leverage her professional experience into a career that is aligned with her personal values and what she sees as her life work. From July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, proceeds from the book will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Linda was recently awarded the WSBA Leadership Award during WSBA Small Business week in July 2010. Join me on Thursday to listen and learn from this talented and accomplished woman.

 

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Celebrate & Share co-founder Bonnie DiCarlo will be our guest. Bonnie wears many hats, from business owner, event planner, fund raiser to politcal consultant to champion of women and their rights. Bonnie in conjucntion with Celebrate & Share co-founder, JoAnn Forrester,"The Empress of Biz" is working on her latest dream of establishing a Women's Hall of Achievement. The next upcoming event is August 26, the 90th anniversary of the passge of the 19th amendment. This is a breakfast that features a panel on the Politics of Business and The Business of Poltics. Join us and hear what is going on for women in the Greater Pittsburgh Metro Community.

 

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EPISODE65 The Empres of Biz will be talking to Mary Pam Kilgore, event planner extraordinaire'. When all running around saying this is not going to work she calmly goes to work and produces "event magic" Join us and learn what it like to be an event planner . Be prepared to laugh as you hear of all those frantic last minute details and fast fixes to crisises.

 

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Publish Date: 07-01-2010 11:59:59
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Starting and building a business is always exciting and filled with worry and apprehension. One thing you can do to reduce your anxiety is use the right type of professionals to help you get the job done. Kirsten A. Womack, the President and Owner of Im-mack-ulate Impressions is a resource that small businesses need to know. Listen and learn how this savvy business owner can help your business take off.

 

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Mark Peterson, founder of Bridgeway Capital and the 2010 National SBA Financial Service Champion of the Year is our guest. In 1990 the Pittsburgh region was reeling from the collapse of "Big Steel". Mark Peterson saw the need and believed that small business was the answer. With courage, vision and a balance sheet of $2,500 as the sole employee Mark began the adventure of his life. Twenty years later his organization oversees assets of $53 million dollars and employs 15 people. Listen to his inspring story and how Bridgeway Capital has become a true asset for the W. PA.

 

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EPISODE 60 Ola Jackson is the president and chief executive officer of OWN: The Onyx Woman Network??, a multi-faceted communications business that utilizes television, radio and print media dedicated to inspiring the dreams of women of color and empowering them with the resources to catapult their ideas into reality. Ola founded the Onyx Woman Network in 1991 having discovered minority women and their businesses in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region craved information and support on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, career advancement and wellness. From a local scope to a now national reach and presence, the Onyx Woman Networkc??s workshops, conferences and other programming serve to enlighten, engage and promote the aspirations of women of color throughout the country. Listen to this exciting woman and applaud her success as she is being honored on Friday May 26 at the SBA luncheon in downtown Pittsburgh. Call JoAnn R. Forrester at 412-440-6969 for details.

 

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EPISODE59 the Empress of Biz talks to Dr. Yarelie Rivera, DC, FICPA, CACCP on the wide range of methods that chirporactors use on adults, children and in preinatal care to obtain and maintain optimum health. She also talks about establishing and building a practice in health care today.

 

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May 26 is the 28TH ANNUAL Greater YWCA Greater Pittsburgh "TRIBUTE TO WOMEN Leadership Awards Luncheon. This awards recognizes women in Pittsburgh who have contributed their leadership skills, talents and energy to make Pittsburgh the #1 City to Live. Awardees include Alma Speed Fox, Bernadette Eyler Smith, JoAnn Renk Forrester(The Empress of Biz) Debra L. Caplan, Kathleen W. Buechel, Jospehine B. Moore and LaVerne Baker Hotep. Special guest Magdeline (Maggie) Jensen has been the Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh since November 2007. The YWCA is a non-profit association whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women and girls. Founded in 1869, the Association operates 12 programs and five annual events, all of which are managed by more than 200 employees working at four locations throughout Allegheny County. Her selection as CEO is a tale of transferable management and leadership skills. Prior to joining the YWCA, Ms. Jensen was the first woman to be selected as the Chief Federal Probation Officer in Arizona, where she managed a $15 million operation of the U.S. Probation Office for nine years across the state.

 

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Publish Date: 05-07-2010 12:02:39
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Dreaming? Wanting? Thinking? Wishing? Planning To Start a Business? There are 10 necessary steps you must take to avoid disaster and build a successful business. Learn the secrets from a 30 plus business veteran what they are.

 

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Join me and hear about this powrful conference for women and how we are changing the world. 40 plus Exceptional speakers will lead the 2010 Summit Workshops, including Pgh own TechnoGranny who is a media sponsor for this event. ............The Summit Objective is to support women of our region to be economically selfsufficient. The regions covered and invited to participate are NE and NW Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Canada. .............Afternoon Keynote Address on "the Power of One" One Woman! One Business!One Nation & One World! by Almas Jiwani, President of United Nations Fund ForWomen - Ontario, Canada..........."When women are involved in the economy, important shifts happen." says Rita N. Singh who is the Founder of Elite Women Around The World project, S&A Consulting Group LLC & Miraj International LLC and the Summit Underwriter, Producer & Chair along with the 50 member Statewide Steering committee serving The Regional Economic Summit Close

 

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When do you need attorney? Why do you need an attorney. How do you use an attorney wisely? The Empress of biz talks to Attorney Hillary Synder to discuss these vital questions.

 

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Weston Lyon, author of 10 books, business leader and extraordinary motivator is our special guest. Tune in and hear his secrets to success.

 

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Publish Date: 03-19-2010 12:11:15
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GRACE ROBINSON, LUTC, MBA Robinson is a prominent business owner and a successful award-winning State Farm Agent. ..........She was the first African-American female State Farm agent in the Pittsburgh region. As Grace overcame many barriers and opened the doors for success, she became determined to find ways to share her success with her community and young people........... As a mother of two girls, she saw it was important to demonstrate a model to them, their peers and at-risk youth of how they could succeed in business. This led her to found the non-profit organization, Tomorrow's Future, Inc, in 1992. ............Tomorrowc's Future Inc. is a mentoring, entrepreneurial and job-training program for teens. Grace has taken her experiences of overcoming tremendous obstacles and forged them into her personal mission of opening doors for ALL in our community. ..............Tune in and listen to this award winning savvy business owner and community champion

 

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly about credit and how Credit scoring impact us . Often our credit scores are ruined by factors out of our control. The lower the score the more we have to pay for credit, insurance and housing. A bad credit score may impact your ability to get a good job also. Listen to Paul Ritter a credit restoration specialist talk about credit and how to repair and restore. PaulГc??s company is partnered with over 40 Financial Institutions and Mortgage Brokers in the Pittsburgh area. Additionally, they are the credit restoration vendor of choice for Keller Williams, Westmoreland County InvestorГc??s Group, Jim TonerГc??s Wealth Builders, The Forever Wealth Club and Dollar BankГc??s Loan Centers.

 

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Epidode 51. A special conversation with Anna Marie Gire, publisher of the Women's Yellow Pages. Anna Marie has been involved in advocacy for women over 30 years. She is Publisher of The WYP since 2005. the WYP is more than a directory of women-ownd and women friendly businesses. The WYP is a resource and legislative guide, includes profiles of women in this area who are running successful businesses, promoting women's issues, providing quality education, and much more. It's a book that people keep and use.

 

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Diane I. Daniels has been reaching out for almost three decades to small business 0owners as a consultant, mentor and advocate. Her business DID & Associates is a multiphase public relations firm offering promotional services. Understanding the importance of marketing for small businesses and non-profit agencies. Her motto is to promote, publicize and popularize while providing media relations services and specialized training and business development services. She delights in writing business articles for several Pittsburgh publications including the New Pittsburgh Courier, a historic African American owned newspaper covering the region and Onyx Women, a local publication covering national issues. She packages, develops, manages and promotes artistic talent and motivational speakers and assists businesses, organizations, communities and individuals in promoting themselves and their events. She also has been responsible for obtaining television and radio exposure for entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations throughout the East and Midwest regions. She is a woman who has dedicated herself to improving the

 

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Borded? Stuck at Home? Eating your way through the fridge. Listen to Sanna and hear how to combat the urge to eat and be healthy and happy! Bored? Stuck at Home? Eating your way through the fridg? Listen to Sanna and hear how to combat the urge to eat and be healthy and happy! She is the creator of Golden Fork HypnoDining, Conscious Eating for Contemporary Lifestyle. You can hear Sanna on TALKSHOE in her series, Hypnosis for Life which has been downloaded over 30,000 times since last year.

 

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Dr Wenzel is a young and successful chiropractor who is building a successful practice during difficult times. Listen to how he is doing this and his tips for busienss owners on how to keep well during stressful times.

 

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Is your prcing method putting your business on the road to bankruptcy. Find out the ten dnagerous mistakes small business and yes large business make in prcing. Join me and learn what and what not to do in your "pricing forumula".

 

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Judith Bannon is an extraordinary woman who has led her organization in reducing the incidence of SIDs.(Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Her story is inspiring and insightful . She began began her career with SIDS of PA in 1989, taking the organization from a regional to a statewide presence by 1992. With the success of the Back to Sleep Campaign, Bannon, as a member of the Allegheny County Child Death Review Team, determined that the majority of babies dying of SIDS or accidental suffocation were not found in cribs, but were sleeping in unsafe sleep environments. In 1998, with the help of the district Attorney of Allegheny County, local foundations and corporations, Cribs for Kids?? began. This program has provided safe sleep education and cribs for over 80,000 families through Cribs for Kids?? partnerships throughout Pennsylvania and 44 other states. Judith has presented Cribs for Kids?? to national audiences at the APHA Conference in Washington DC and CityMatch Conference in Portland, Oregon, in 2005. In June 2006 she was asked to present Cribs for Kids?? at the 9th International SIDS Conference in Yokohama Japan. In April, 2008, Judy Bannon hosted the first National?Г‚c??Cribs for Kidsc?? Safe Sleep Summit, which brought together over 200 professionals from across the country to discuss safe sleep for infants. That same year she presented at the 10th International SIDS Conference in Portsmouth England Episode 46

 

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Sue Malone, Founder of Strategies for Small Business is our special guest. Sue is the undisputed, number one SBA loan provider for the Community Express Loan Program in the nation. She is responsible for closing over 23,000 of these much needed loans. And Yes she is Still lending with a Special emphasis on Veteran and Women/Minority Own Businesses. Listen to what she has to say and hear what you can do to finding fuding for your business.

 

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Publish Date: 12-17-2009 13:07:41
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There are two things in life one cannot avoid, death and taxes. However, with taxes we do have a litte more wiggle room than the other "thing" . Listen to our Special guest Phil Joyce, CPA talk about the new tax laws and tax credit that can be used by businesses. Please make the time to listen and give yourseLf a TAX BREAK!

 

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Publish Date: 12-10-2009 13:05:17
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Empress of Biz Talks to Tom Baker, Author, Speaker Leadership Trainer Get Involved...You can and Do MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The Empress will talk to Tom Baker, MA, Vice President of Programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. He is the President of Baker Leadership, author of "Get Involved! Making the Most of Your 20s and 30s,c?? voice of?Г‚c??The Best of Get Involved!c?? Audiobook, and host and producer of Get Involved! Pittsburgh on PCTV 21. Since February 2008, Tom has spoken with over 5,500 students, young professionals, and community leaders at 70 colleges, corporations, professionals associations, and civic groups. Tom is also is an instructor of the Coro Program Running for Public Office. Listen and Learn HOW to be effective in change. EPISODE43 -

 

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Empress of Biz. Certification: A tool for Biz Success. Ruth Bryd Smith, Dir, M/W/DBE Allegheny County. Our special guest Ruth Byrd Smith is the Director of the M/W/DBE Department of Allegheny County. Ruth will share the departments successes and HOW to MAKE CERTIFICATION be a TOOL for your BUSINESS SUCCESS in difficult times. EPISODE42 -

 

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Each year the U. S. Small Business Adminstration conducts a local, regional and national search for the top men and women in business. The local winner of these awards compete for national recogntion and that ever illusive publicity that you can keep your name and your business in the public eye. Listen and learn how to write an award winning profile. Special guests, Janet Heyl, SBA public relations officer, Joanne Quinn Smith 2009 SBA Journalist of the Year and the Empress of Biz, JoAnn R. Forrester of Blue Ribbon Profles, writer of over 300 awards winning profiles. EPISODE41 -

 

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Empress of Biz highlight PA Business Technology Conference Nov 12 Do you find it frustrating trying to keep up-to date with todays technolgy? Does it seem like every day there is a new BUZZ WORD you have to LEARN? Do you want to use technology to improve your business and yet not sure what to do or WHO TO listen. Join us in a discussion on the upcoming 4th Annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference On November 12 at Duquense University. Special guest Christine Hughes /senior consultant Duquense University Small Business Center EPISODE40 -

 

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Scott Kerschbaumer is an amazing, talented promoter and serial entrepreneur. He prides himself on NEVER HAVING TO WORK FOR ANYONE..but HIMSELF. His promotional abilites have taken his wife's company Esspa Kozmetika's Organic Skincare & Spa to being recognized as the top spa in W. PA. Listen and learn from this talented and savvy businessman. EPISODE39 -

 

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Hungry? And wish dessert could come to you? That's what the Goodie Truck does. Jajean and Millie owners of the Goodie Truck make wonderful desserts and bring them to customers Listen to the owners of this delicious business and hear how they are doing and their business tips for survival during tough tmes. EPISODE38 -

 

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Publish Date: 10-17-2009 13:05:09
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Pt 2 DANGEROUS MISTAKES ENTREPRENEURS MAKE! Joinus to hear the top 10 MONEY MISTAKES business owners make. Listen, Learn and PROFIT form the advice of this 30 year business veteran. EPISODE37 -

 

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Publish Date: 10-15-2009 12:01:27
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Special Guest Ellen Ruddock, Director of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Did you know that 66% of employees work for family owned business, Center for Family Business . Listen & learn the advantges and the pitfalls of a family business. EPISODE36 -

 

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Publish Date: 10-10-2009 12:57:00
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PART I. 52 DANGEROUS MISTAKES ENTREPRENEURS MAKE! Listen & learn HOW to protect yourself and your business from mistakes that could destroy your business. This is the first of a 5 part series on lessons learned the hard way. Join us and learn how to prevent disaster. EPISODE35 -

 

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Publish Date: 09-28-2009 12:00:57
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Empress of Biz is a sponsor for the 3rd Annural NAWBO Day Reception Oct 1, 2009. In this special edition hear Greater Pgh NAWBO Board Members and speakers talk about the exciting event of the third annual Nawbo Day on Oct 2, 2009. Hear current president Jill Kummer tell you about the exciting Stats on women business owners in Greater Pgh and Allegheny county. National speakers, advocacy and championship panels and trade show. And also...DON'T forget the free massages. Follow the Empress of biz updates @: EPISODE34https://twitter.com/empressofbiz

 

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Publish Date: 09-24-2009 15:06:46
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Empress of Biz Talks to Steel city Ribs.Randy and Becky Thompson Randy is chef extraordinaire. His ribs, chicken and yes catfish are delicious The restaurant is located in East Liberty and has been receiving great reviews on their food. Listen and learn what it is like to run a restaurant during difficult economic times. EPISODE33 -

 

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Publish Date: 09-24-2009 11:58:43
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special guest Janet Harris Lange, PRESIDENT OF NWBOC, THE NATIONS FIRST WBE Certifier. 'Obtaining WBE Certification is an important business development strategy for women business owners for two primary reasons: First, most local and national government purchasing agencies track and/or have programs for doing business with women business owners. Having WBE Certification is the only way the purchasing agents have confidence that a business representing itself as woman-owned is in fact woman-owned. Second, in a similar manner many publicly-held corporations, as well as larger private corporations, also track and have programs for doing business with women-owned vendor companies. They, too, rely on WBE Certification. NWBOC was established in 1995 for the purpose of increasing competition for corporate and government contracts through implementation of a pioneering economic development strategy for women business owners. NWBOC is a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and is the first third-party, national certifier providing WBE Certification. EPISODE32 -

 

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Publish Date: 09-17-2009 12:57:30
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The URA. A PARTNER in Small Business Success. Special Guest Tom Link, Business Loan Manager for the Urban Revelopment Authority. Money is tight and difficult to obtain sufficent funding for a business prosper. Special guest Tom LinK Manager of the Business Loan Department of the URA will be talking on the following: 1. The mission of the URA. HOW that helps small business owners. 2. What loan programs does the URA Have to offer that will benefit you? 3. Does the URA loan program work in conjunction with other government programs and or banks? 4. Whats new in the URA. 5. Examples of recent URA SUCCESSES. 6. The process of loan applications. The who, what, why, here and how to apply. Tune in and hear how government can help your business. EPISODE31 -

 

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Publish Date: 09-10-2009 12:00:09
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Special guest Judge Anne E. Lazarus on contract law. Judges make decisions everyday that impact your business from accessibility matters to bankruptcy law. Special Biography Judge Anne E. Lazarus currently sits on the Court of Common Pleas of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. She was appointed to the Court in 1991 by Governor Robert P. Casey as a merit selection candidate, was confirmed by the state Senate, and was elected by the voters of Philadelphia in that same year. Again, in 2001, voters chose to retain Judge Lazarus for a second ten-year term. As a Common Pleas Judge, she has overseen a wide range of cases, having served previously on the Criminal and Civil divisions of the Common Pleas Bench and currently on the OrphansГc?? Court. She was also the first female judge in Philadelphia to handle the Гc??Rocket Docket,Гc?? arguably the most rigorous docket in the court system. Prior to joining the Court, Judge Lazarus worked for fifteen years as an attorney.

 

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Publish Date: 09-03-2009 12:03:15
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Nursing Home? In Home Care? What is the differnce? How do you determine what type of care is needed? How do you pay for it? And most important...how do you talk to your elderly Mom, Dad, Grandmother, Aunt, Uncle, Sister, Friend or Neighbor about it? The majority of us will in one way or another have to deal with aging relatives..hear from Theresa Francis, of We Care Personal Service share tips on how to speak and help your family and friends..EPISODE 30 -

 

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Publish Date: 08-13-2009 12:13:09
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Exciting things are happening in the Mt. Washington section of Pgh. Listen to what a community development corporation is and HOW they can help a business owner grow. EPISODE29-

 

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Publish Date: 08-06-2009 12:02:43
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It is well known if you price too high you drive customers away. But did you know?c?Г‚ if you price too low.. you drive yourself out of business. Listen and chat with our prcing expert, Jim Martin, who is an expert in financial analysis, production, pricing and competitive bidding. Raised in a family own business, now in its 4th generation. Jim has thec??hands on experience, the theoretical and practical knowledge that take the mystery and confusion out of pricing. Listen and get the knowledge you need to price for a thriving business in these rough economic times. EPISODE 28 -

 

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Publish Date: 07-30-2009 12:04:45
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Special Guest Carl Knoblock, District Director of the SBA. How can the SBA Help us during these tough economic times. Topics to be discussed !. What are the programs of the SBA. 2. What programs are particularly helpful during this tough economic times. 3. Who qualifies for an SBA loan 4. Who is lending and who is not. 4. Plus business tips from the Empress of Biz and Carl Knoblock on how to survive tough times. EPISODE27-

 

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Publish Date: 07-23-2009 12:03:44
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Keeping Pace with Marketing in the Digital Age. Cathy von Birgelen, Director eMarketing Learning Center @ eBizITPA The online industry continues to grow at a rapid pace and unless marketers are actively engaging in e-marketing and staying in touch with the emerging technologies and evolving strategies, they will continue to fall further and further behind. Cathy will provide insight on the powerful impact the internet has had on business and the economy. Helping you understand the importance of e-marketing and how it works in the marketing mix. She will also address the growing need for business marketers who possess the knowledge and capabilities to effectively apply new media marketing for business success and how to acquire those skills. EPISODE25 -

 

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Publish Date: 07-16-2009 12:00:56
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