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Crisis Management Tools with Growth Wheel

Find warning signs in your financial forecast and map solutions for crises
that come your way.

Our Entrepreneurship Hub utilizes Growth Wheel as a tool to help businesses develop strategies for growth. We are using Growth Wheel to help you plan crisis solutions, business continuity strategies, and more. Connect with us to schedule a virtual Growth Wheel consultation to start using these tools.


  • Crisis Description: Make an honest description of all aspects of the crisis
  • Solution Planning: Find the best solution to get the company out of the crisis
  • Crisis Agenda: Put the most important topics on the management agenda
  • Rescue Team: Map out the people that can help save the company
  • Contract Negotiation: Explore possibilities to renegotiate contract terms
  • Cash Management: Find ways to create better short-term and long-term cash flow

Bridgeway Webinars

Our webinars will help your small business adapt to changing market conditions
and consider new opportunities.

Every week the Entrepreneurship Hub will offer webinars on topics tailored to help small businesses navigate economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to consider how to adapt operations, expand services, and reach customers in new ways.

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May 2020

Understanding Financial Statements – BID Webinar

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Are you looking to improve your understanding of financials? Develop your business' financial strategy and growth areas?  Join Bridgeway Capital's BID Program in this upcoming webinar on Understanding Financial Statements. We will cover in depth topics on general financial statements, and then take a deep dive into the contracting industry. Topics include: Why have Financial Statements? Balance Sheet Profit & Loss Statement Cash Flow Statement Financial Statements What story do they tell about your company? Contracting Company Sample Financial…

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Digital Panel Discussion: How Local Business Can Adapt Marketing and Sales Strategies for Reopening 

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

May 15, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Join local marketing experts Rob Carney and Maria Marchione from Carney for a panel discussion exploring how small businesses can adjust their marketing and sales strategies to address COVID-19. This discussion, facilitated by Bridgeway Capital's Entrepreneurship Hub and the CBA team, will be shaped by questions submitted by local businesses ahead of time, with room for Q&A for participants throughout the webinar. To submit a question for discussion, please click the link below to…

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From Red to Yellow: Best Practices for Businesses Reopening During COVID-19

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

May 20, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced that a number of Southwestern PA counties will move to the yellow zone of reopening. What does this mean, and how can businesses protect their returning employees and customers? We are bringing together Petra Mitchell, President and CEO of Catalyst Connection (creators of the Back-to-Work Playbook), Marlene van Nelson of Trellis Legal, Samantha Sickle from the PG&H Shop, and business owners Kelsey Henson and Zak Kruszynski from Bones…

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June 2020

Digital Panel Discussion: Navigating Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) in PA  

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday, June 17th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, is a federally funded program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act. For the very first time, independent contractors have been specifically included for unemployment coverage. While this is a great relief for some, this new opportunity has been difficult to navigate for others. To help answer your questions, we’ve brought together three panelists to help unpack the ins and outs of the PUA.…

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Erie Minority-Owned Business Accelerator Info Session

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When building a business, there are often more unknowns than knowns. Bridgeway’s Entrepreneurship Hub helps you navigate entrepreneurship. Its Erie Minority-Owned Business Accelerator can help you turn obstacles into opportunities for business growth. Join Entrepreneurship Hub Manager, Talpha Harris, and Erie Office Director, Cathryn Easterling, as we cover all that Erie Minority-Owned Business Accelerator has to offer from the application process to the programming. Don't forget to bring your questions!

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COVID Credit Recovery & Repair Q&A Panel

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Missed a payment, had to defer, or worried about your business credit due to COVID? Join us for a Q&A Panel & Discussion with Credit Repairer Saloam Knox of Credit Power LLC. We will take a Q&A deep dive into how to recover your credit, and the steps to take to protect it, as we are recovering from COVID. You may submit your questions ahead of time to make sure they are covered by emailing Register here:

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Grants and the Creative Business- How Funding Your Personal Practice Informs the Business Side of Things

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday, June 24th 10AM – 11AM Many of the makers, designers and artists in our community make a living by selling their work. If grants represent opportunities to support creative endeavors, do they apply to a creative business?  What kinds of activities and projects would a grant possibly cover, and how does that relate to the products or services an artist offers? The intersection of art and money can feel like a grey area, and the Creative Business Accelerator has…

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July 2020

Building an Inclusive Brand: Strategies to Create a More Equitable Business

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The recent movement to address systemic racism rightfully amplified the voices and brands of Black entrepreneurs. It also provided an opportunity for all creative businesses to consider carefully the inclusivity and equity of their messaging and practices. Facilitated by Nisha Blackwell, Founder of Knotzland, we will explore this complex topic with a panel of local Black entrepreneurs and advocates with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. We highly encourage registrants to submit questions ahead of…

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BID Project Management Webinar Workshop

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this webinar workshop, we will cover best practices for project management and bidding for contracting businesses with Christopher Kujawa of PDDM Solutions.   • Best practices when bidding competitively • Project management of a bid from award to completion Register here:

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CBA PA Small Biz Grants Walk Through and Q&A

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monday, July 6, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It's clear from the eligibility requirements and program priorities that the PA Small Business Grant will not be available to every business. But the CBA's ongoing communications around this opportunity revealed anxiety in the network around creative businesses' ability to access these resources, despite experiencing economic hardships related to the pandemic. This anxiety grows from the potential inability to provide the required documentation. For example, a number of creative businesses…

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Webinar Archive

Missed the live session or looking to watch again? Bridgeway’s recorded webinars got you covered from marketing to business strategy, and more. Keep coming back to see what we’ve added to our archive.

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Small Business Development Center Partnerships

We partner with SBDCs to build a community of support around your business.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting small businesses in every possible way. Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are working alongside the SBA to provide up-to-date information, education, and assistance to business owners. From webinars to virtual consultations, each SBDC has resources that can be used along with the Entrepreneurship Hub’s technical assistance so our customers have a community of support to help them stay resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship

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Duquesne University

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Pitt Institute for
Entrepreneurial Excellence

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Gannon University


St. Vincent University


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Talpha Harris
Entrepreneurship Hub Manager

412.201.2450 x115 | Email