Resources in the Region

Webinars for Career Growth

»Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Business, Business Goals, Employee Motivation, How to motivate employees, Resources in the Region, Training for Employees, webinars | Comments Off on Webinars for Career Growth

Webinar Schedule – June 2015 CLICK here for the List and to REGISTER http://thealbertinstitute.com/109612.html Click any title for registration details! Webinars for career growth. A portion of the profits from all webinar sessions will benefit Building Bridges for Business, a 501c3 that provides career awareness education for students grades 7-12! Rap Sheet Cleanup Friday, June 5th @ 10:00 AM EST Rap Sheet Cleanup Topics will include How to Interpret a Criminal Record, Process for Making Corrections, Filing Expungements and How to Access National… Databases for Assistance! Networking 101 Wednesday, June 10th @ 10:00 AM EST This workshop will provide job seekers and career counselors tips for building contact lists, using social media and creating a branded message that will help generate better job leads. Very practical and applicable information. Participants will leave this webinar with actual tools and strategies that can be put to use same day! This webinar is esential for career growth. Job Club 1-2-3! Friday, June 12th @ 10:00 AM EST Job Club 1-2-3 is a step-by-step guide for setting up and carrying out successful Job Clubs. This workshop is ideal for job developers and career counselors who want to improve program outcomes. Topics will include Job Club History & Effectiveness, A Typical Job Club Agenda and more! Using LinkedIn for Job Search Friday, June 19th @ 10:00 AM EST Social Media can be a powerful tool in the job seeker’s toolbox. LinkedIn is sort of the professional’s version of Facebook. If utilized correctly, LinkedIn can help job seekers connect with employers. This webinar will focus on LinkedIn profiles, tips for following potential employers and the ways of tapping into passive job leads! Participants will leave this webinar with practical tools and strategies that can be put to use same day! Upcoming Sessions! Offender Workforce Development Basic Skills – Online! g-CDF Pittsburgh – September of...

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Help for the Entrepreneur

»Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Business, Financial, Resources in the Region | Comments Off on Help for the Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem – Part 2 As stated in a previous Building Bridges for Business article, the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem is a network of elements that have an interest in there being more entrepreneurs in their region. But do all the elements work for all entrepreneurs? In this post we will give you some examples of how certain elements of the ecosystem do not work for all entrepreneurs. Let’s start with financing. A bank is a crucial element in the ecosystem, but not in the beginning. It is a known fact that banks usually do not finance start-up businesses. So how then are they a crucial part of the ecosystem? Once a business has a sound financial background to work with, banks are more likely to talk to them about expansion. As the business expands it strengthens the community and gives new businesses the confidence they need to succeed. The educational system is also a major player in the ecosystem, but not a necessity. There are more and more courses being taught on entrepreneurship but they did not always exist. An entrepreneur is someone with creativity, foresight and the courage to take a chance. You don’t get these things from an education. However, you can strengthen your accounting skills, learn how to effectively write a business plan and how to market your business through an education. It is said that co-working spaces and incubators help the ecosystem. This may be true but not necessarily as a major player. Some entrepreneurs feel these types of working spaces stifle their creativity, while others feel they are highly motivated. It really depends on the personality as to which way they go. The entrepreneurship ecosystem needs all the players in order to succeed in strengthening the regional business climate. But not all parts of the ecosystem are needed for all the entrepreneurs. Each player will use the parts it needs in order to succeed....

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Glen Meakem introduces Forever

»Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Business, Financial, Online Content Management, Resources in the Region | Comments Off on Glen Meakem introduces Forever

Glen Meakem Forever Featured on Coffee With… Glen Meakem, Founder & CEO of Forever.com, is a successful entrepreneur and business leader who has founded and built a number of companies, but his passion for preserving important information and memories goes back to 1991 when he returned from serving as a U.S. Army officer in the First Gulf War. That summer, Glen and his wife, Diane, recorded videos of their grandparents talking about their lives and values. Watch Glen Meakem discuss Forever now! Ever since, Glen has thought about how to permanently preserve and share those videos and other family treasures. After many years, these thoughts led to the founding of Forever in May of 2012. It might have been a picture in an old shoe box, or a story told by a beloved grandmother, or a recipe card that’s starting to tatter, but there comes a time when we think about our loved ones, the mark they’ve left on the family, the things they’ve left behind. What will happen to those old albums and home movies? With Forever™, you can secure and share those precious moments for generations. Forever is the world’s first permanent online photo storage and sharing service. Forever guarantees it will save and enable sharing of photos (and soon documents and videos) in Permanent Member’s Accounts for the member’s lifetime plus 100 years, with the goal of thousands of years. Forever does not sell or disclose its member’s personal information to advertisers or any unwanted third parties; you retain complete ownership rights. Permanent members of Forever pay a one-time membership fee and also pay up-front into the Forever Guarantee Fund for permanent storage. The Forever Guarantee Fund acts as a permanent endowment, generating income and gains which pay for storage, sharing and data migration to new file formats over time. Sign up today for your FREE 90-day Intro Membership! Visit Forever.com for more information or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or...

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The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem – Defined

»Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Business, Financial, Resources in the Region | Comments Off on The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem – Defined

In order to successfully navigate the path to owning your own business, understanding the definition of the entrepreneurship ecosystem is essential. Knowing you are not alone on this path will provide you with the confidence needed to succeed. The entrepreneurship ecosystem consists of various individuals or organizations outside the prospective business owner or entrepreneur that help him thrive in his business endeavor. These individuals or organizations are called stakeholders and might consist of support organizations, big companies, research organizations, universities, service providers, funding organizations, government, private foundations, investors, the private sector, social leaders or labor representatives. The entrepreneur himself is part of the ecosystem but he is not the driving factor. The ecosystem is a network, working together, consisting of many parts. As all businesses are unique, not all businesses need the support of the entire ecosystem. Each business will rely on the parts of the ecosystem needed for success. Location, education, financial requirements, and government regulations will all play a part in determining what is needed and what is put into action. When the necessary stakeholders come to the table and network with the entrepreneur, a bond between the parties can be formed to help the business succeed. By definition the entrepreneurship ecosystem is a network of elements that have an interest in there being more entrepreneurs in their region. By working together, their regions will flourish and...

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Braddock PA – Art Resource Teaching society – Free Mobile Art/Teaching

»Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Resources in the Region | Comments Off on Braddock PA – Art Resource Teaching society – Free Mobile Art/Teaching

Braddock PA – Art Resource Teaching society – Free Mobile Art/Teaching

Did you know that there is free entrepreneurial education available for people of all ages in Pittsburgh? The Art Resource Teaching Society provides free mobile art/entrepreneurial development education for students and adults, especially in economically challenged areas. Current youth programming is focused in Braddock, PA at HOST & BYP for students ages 5-18. Arts Inc. will soon be teaching in Wilkinsburg, PA. Their mission is to assist youth in creating the opportunities they were hoping life would provide. For more information or to schedule a class at your location, call Art Resource Teaching Society CEO, Michelle Barabas, at...

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