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February 2017 Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Thursday, Feb. 2
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver 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, 798 Turnpike Street, Beaver.
Cost:  $25
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Get Behind the Numbers and Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
This hands-on workshop provides a step-by step approach to explain two important financial statements: profit and loss statement and balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within a business and set realistic financial goals. Attendees, who will learn how to read statements and how they can be used to increase profits, are asked to bring a calculator and a copy of their current financial statements. 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: $49
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Feb. 9
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, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
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, taxation requirements and more. 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: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Feb. 17
Six Steps to a Better Business
This workshop includes topics such as how to move a business to the top; turn marketing into an investment, not an expense; multiply customers, revenue and profits; and keys to building a team of successful, motivated people, 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: $49.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.  

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Export Opportunities in Mexico and Peru: Infrastructure Projects
Mexico and Peru are two leading markets for infrastructure construction, water and mining. This workshop will feature a panel of experts that will present up-to-date information on these two nations. Topics include export strategies to enter Peru and Mexico, and industry briefings; best ways to find and deal with reps and distributors; and an invitation to join the trade missions and trade shows to Mexico and Peru slated for May 21 to 24, June 5 to 7, and Sept. 18 to 22, 2017. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8:30 to 10:30 a.m., the SMC Business Council, 600 Cranberry Woods Dr., #190, Cranberry Township.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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