What’s Going On: Pittsburgh Business Calendar

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It’s already been featured as One of the 10 Most Helpful Pittsburgh Web Sites, but I found out about it only recently and I bet a lot of other local business people have yet to hear of it: The Pittsburgh Business Calendar. Listing an event is free, and you can receive the upcoming week’s events by email.

Jack Roseman at Coffee, Tea & Read

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Jack Roseman, author of Outrageous Optimism: Wisdom for the Entrepreneurial Journey, will appear at “Coffee, Tea and Read” on October 1 at 2pm. From the press release: Jack Roseman, Pittsburgh’s entrepreneur expert, says, “No is only an obstacle to yes.” He will tell us how to turn “no” into “yes” as he shares his brand of outrageous optimism in facing … Read More

HELP Pittsburgh September event: TalkShoe

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H E L P Pittsburgh‘s September event will focus on Talkshoe, which has built a business around helping people to “talkcast” — create a “live or recorded multi-person conversation, discussion group, talk show or podcast, led by a host with active participants and listeners.” Sep. 12, 5:30 – 7:30 TalkShoe headquarters 12300 Perry Hwy, Third Floor, Wexford Details and directions … Read More

Write here in Butler: New blog directory at ButlerBloggers.com

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The regional blog directory Pittsburgh Bloggers has been a success thus far: It’s a great resource for finding and staying up to date with bloggers in the Pittsburgh area. One of my main goals in helping to found it was discovering how many bloggers there are in the area, what they’re blogging about, how the region is adopting and changing … Read More

Pittsburgh BlogFest 7

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If you have a blog or are thinking about starting one, please join other Pittsburgh-area bloggers at a social get-together, Wednesday August 30.

The Art and Science of Marketing: Seminar announcement

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Business consultant Wayde Nelson is holding a seminar next week that’s perfect for small business marketers looking to hone their chops. B$olutions is pleased to announce a comprehensive seminar on marketing. This seminar will reveal the tricks of the trade – practical insight into developing an integrated marketing strategy and plan for your business and ideas to increase your sales. … Read More

What are you having? The Happy Hour Hotline

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In the Bits & Bytes column of today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, way at the bottom, there’s a little item about my “sideline” as mixologist-for-hire. This service is my experiment with the web service Ether, which is an intermediary between experts and people looking for advice, conducted via telephone. (Their tagline: “Sell what you say.”) I wanted to see how well it … Read More

What’s in a (domain) name? Name unavailability leads to creativity

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Today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Corilyn Shropshire looks at how companies deal with the problems of finding a great domain name (“Web is no bottomless pit for dot.com name seekers,” 8/16/2006): The World Wide Web is running out of names — or at least the most popular names that end with a dot.com suffix. Dot.net, dot.org and other suffixes still … Read More

Pittsburgh BlogIN

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(cross-posted at My Brilliant Mistakes) Calling all bloggers and wannabe bloggers: As a complement/counterpoint to our much-beloved Pittsburgh BlogFests, we’re starting a new type of event — one where instead of standing around talking about blogging, we get right down and do it. WHAT: The First Ever Pittsburgh BlogIN WHEN: Sunday, July 2, 1pm – 5pm WHERE: The Carnegie Library, … Read More