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    April Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, April 2

    Export Market Opportunities, Export Business Plan and Resources

    The first in a five-part certification program, this session will help participants identify their product's export potential. Other topics include exporting statistics, available resources and competition in the global marketplace. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 per session or $175 for all five.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.


    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. 

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Diamond St. Morgan Center, Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.2222 for more information.

     

    Monday, April 8

    First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation,100 E. Reynolds Street, Suite 100, New Castle.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.

     

    Tuesday, April 9
    Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods

    The second in a five-part certification program, this session will address the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. Participants will learn about moving goods overseas and export documentation, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Thursday, April 11

    Creating a Mentoring Culture in the Workplace: A Critical Component for Organizational Success

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational and networking event will provide participants with an overview of the mentoring process and the tools and resources to initiate mentoring programs, and will share best practices.  Presented by Dr. Erroline Williams, director of professional development and corporate outreach for Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA). Sponsored by SLPA.

    7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 or $180 for five sessions in the series. Fee includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.

    For more information and registration visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.5600.

      

    Tuesday, April 16

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Pittsburgh)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Tuesday, April 16

    U.S. Export Regulations and Controls, International Regulatory Marks and Agreements

    The third in a five-part certification program, this session will address U.S. exports licensing and controls, types of insurance, European CE mark compliance, and more. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Wednesday, April 17

    QuickBooks: Advanced

    Topics addressed at this workshop include working with inventory, handling sales tax, processing and accounting of payroll, using estimates and financial reports, among others. For Windows users only. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Thursday, April 18

    Meet the Lenders

    Attendees will have an opportunity to meet lenders, who will each give a brief presentation about their loan programs. Presenters include RDFC; Bridgeway Capital; Catalyst Connection; Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission; URA; Dollar Bank; and PNC Bank. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Tuesday, April 23

    International Logistics, Incoterms, Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth in a five-part certification program, this session will focus on moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling, basic export rules and the process of filling out certificates of origin, bills of lading and other important documents for export. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Wednesday, April 24

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Social Media for Leaders

    This webinar will address how to effectively use social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest to become a more effective leader. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

     

    Friday, April 26

    Brazil: Samba, Soccer and Sales

    Focusing on doing business in Brazil, this workshop will explore export opportunities in Brazil and will provide attendees with potential business models likely to optimize trade success as well as information on cultural understanding and business conduct. The presentation will be followed by 30-minute, one-on-one consultations with individual enterprises to discuss appropriateness of products to market and necessary steps to achieve export readiness. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Tuesday, April 30

    Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Patents, Internet Web pages and Trade Missions

    The last in a five-part certification program, this session will help participants become familiar with the legalities of exports. Topics include agent and distributor agreements, international contracts, how to locate agents, distributors and develop joint ventures, and more. To receive the certificate, participants must register to attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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