About the Business Success Academy (BSA)

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An initiative of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the CE Leadership Group, the goal of this program is to

provide professional and business development training to empower entrepreneurs and business owners to develop crucial competencies in sales, marketing, finance, operations, and time management. Enhance personal attributes like communication, leadership, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence, enabling you to collaborate, build relationships, navigate complexity, resolve conflicts, and adapt for long-term success in today's dynamic business landscape. Don't miss out on this opportunity to grow your business and yourself!

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Full Scholarships are now available for both PMAHCC and Non-PMAHCC businesses thanks to a generous grant from the Hillman Family Foundation.

BSA Participants will receive $11,390 worth of services and advertising for their business. Details below.

Participant Exclusive Benefits:

  • Entrepreneurial and Business Development Training in collaboration with the CE Leadership Group

  • Marketing consultations from Higher Images

  • Print advertisements in La Mega Media

  • Professionally produced business video sponsored by Point Park University

  • Tickets to a PMAHCC networking event

  • Graduation ceremony sponsored and hosted by Point Park University

  • Financial consultations from Citizens Bank

  • Social media and newsletter highlights

  • One-year Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, small business membership with benefits

PROGRAM Value: $4,850+ per person

*Additional Resources for legal resources and diversity certifications may also be included*



  • Aspiring Business Owners 
  • Independent professionals and contractors 
  • Professionals and Executives looking to start a new career

Small Business Owners

  • Businesses looking to increase efficiency
  • Businesses in need of hiring and retaining employees
  • Businesses in need of operational, organization or HR assistance

Application to Everyday Work

The Business Success Academy equips entrepreneurs with the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources to enhance their day-to-day business operations. By implementing the insights gained from the program, businesses can experience improved leadership, streamlined processes, effective communication, and sustainable growth.

  • Enhanced Leadership Skills: Develop strong leadership abilities, enabling small businesses and entrepreneurs to effectively guide their teams, make informed decisions, and drive the company towards success.

  • Improved Communication: The program focuses on honing communication skills, including both internal and external communication. This leads to better collaboration among team members, streamlined processes, and enhanced customer relationships.

  • Operational Excellence: The modules covering operational skills provide valuable insights and strategies to optimize business processes, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. This leads to improved productivity and smoother day-to-day operations.

  • Personalized Consultations: One-on-one consultations with marketing and finance consultants offer tailored advice and guidance for specific business needs. This personalized support helps address challenges and implement effective strategies in daily operations.

  • Access to Learning Materials and Resources: Participants gain unlimited access to learning materials, including workshops, forums, and supplementary resources. These resources provide ongoing learning opportunities and practical tools that can be directly applied to daily operations.

  • Sustainable Business Practices: Through the program, entrepreneurs acquire the knowledge and tools to build sustainable businesses. This includes financial management, marketing strategies, and operational efficiency, which contribute to long-term success and stability.

Program Structure

The cohort will participate in:

  • 7 Live Workshops + 1 Graduation Ceremony

  • Twice a month during 4 consecutive months

  • Training mode: 16 hours of unlimited training permanently accessible online

  • Video discussions and private forums

  • Participating businesses will receive Marketing or Financial Consulting Services at no additional Cost

  • Businesses will receive a video to utilize for marketing purposes following the conclusion of the program

  • Businesses will build on their Technical Competencies and Personal Skills around creating and leveraging positive relationships.

*Workshops are Wednesdays from 5 to 7 PM*

THANK YOU to our Program Sponsor:

Sponsorships & Partnerships

PMAHCC is currently seeking additional corporate sponsorships for our Business Success Academy.

Please contact Reign@pmahcc.org for more information.

If your organization would like to participate in Business Success Academy or sponsor your members to attend, please also contact Reign@pmahcc.org. 

A Special thank you to our partners:


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For more information please contact: Reign@pmahcc.org or 412-553-9300

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