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April Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, April 6

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler County)

Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.

Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.

10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corp., 112 Woody Dr., Butler. Cost: Free.

Call 724.283.1961 to register and for more information.Thursday, April 8

Export Documentation: Avoid Compliance Mistakes

Attendees will learn how to avoid compliance mistakes and ensure profits. Topics include managing the export transaction, working with the EXIM Bank and complying with U.S. government export regulations, among others. Course instructor Catherine E. Thornberry is author of Export Procedures: An Interactive Guide to Export Documentation and is founder and principal of Export Procedures Co.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 108 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $395.

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

Wednesday, April 14

Writing an Effective Business Plan

Focused on the importance of a business plan, this seminar is designed for accountants, business consultants, financial experts and business owners who are starting up, expanding or seeking increased profitability. Topics include where to look for financing, preparing financial statements and cash flow projections, and software packages that can help, among others.

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.

Certification Made Simple

Attendees will be guided step-by-step through the Application for Certification as a Minority or Women Business Enterprise. Attendees are asked to bring with them an application that can be downloaded at this site:http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/forms___publications/1532.

Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Cente

1 to 3 p.m., Room 108, 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.

Friday, April 16

The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Freshman Year

A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will be introduced to the nonprofit sector, legal obligations of nonprofit board members and other important aspects of nonprofit governance. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $50 or $35 for three or more individuals from the same nonprofit.

Call 412.396.6231 or nli@duq.edu for more information.

Health Care Law and Compliance: What Legal Professional Must Know

This workshop is designed for paralegals, administrators with law firms or corporate legal departments and health care providers who want to stay current on important industry practices in order to maximize effectiveness. Topics include health care reform, “medical tourism,” and antitrust issues, among others.

Sponsored by the Paralegal Institute in Duquesne’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

8:30 to noon, 505 and 506 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., PittsburghCost: $89, $79 each for two or more registrants from the same employer and $39 for Paralegal Institute alumni.

Call 412.396.1643 or email police@duq.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 20

Intermediate QuickBooks (for Windows Users Only)

Learn to broaden your skills with QuickBooks, the No. 1 management and accounting tool utilized by startups and small business entrepreneurs. Topics at this workshop include working with inventory, handling sales tax, processing and accounting of payroll, using estimates and financial reports, among others. Conducted by Dennis Piper & Associates, PC.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s 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 21

Effective Communications: Establishing the Relationship—Bonding and Rapport

The second of three sessions in the Sales Series, this workshop is designed to help attendees understand the psychological processes involved in establishing rapport and bonding quickly. Topics include the primary elements of communication and the benefits of active listening, among others.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, 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 22

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement and major components of the business plan, among others. Conducted by Duquesne University Small Business Development Center staff.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 220, 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.

Friday, April 30

Start Your Business in Pittsburgh (In Spanish)

The seminar—which will be conducted entirely in Spanish—will cover issues including how to get a Tax ID Number, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, obtaining a Web site, loan programs and business plan development, among others.

Conducted by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center with the help from local Latino business professionals.

6 to 9 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.

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