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    February Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Feb. 7

    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, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724-283-1961 to register or for more information.

    Wednesday, Feb. 8

    Information Webinar: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program

    Learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. The program manager and a faculty member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions. 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/fp for more information and registration.

    Thursday, Feb. 9

    Export Basics

    This workshop is designed for manufacturers and technology companies that want to initiate export programs, individuals in exporting companies that require orientation to exporting, and service firms that want to better understand globalization. Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities, shipping and payment, legal and regulatory aspects of exporting, sources of information and assistance, and cultural issues. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

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

    Cost: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    The 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, 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.

    Wednesday, Feb. 15

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Execution-Getting Things Done

    Execution is often the missing link between goals and results. Viewers of this webinar will learn the three critical things needed to get things done in any job or project. 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.

    Thursday, Feb. 16

    Responsible and Responsive Bidding

    Attendees will learn about the key elements in putting together a comprehensive bid for any company that estimates and bids on contracting opportunities.

    Topics include definitions of terms used in proposals and bidding, key steps to take before doing an estimate and compiling a bid, how to review and break down the information in the proposal, packaging a bid and others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, 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 Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Tuesday, Feb. 21

    Six Steps To a Better Business

    Attendees will work with Ken Sevick, a certified business coach, about numerous topics including the six steps to a better business and how to move your business to the top; how to gain control of your time, team and money; how to take immediate control of your cash flow and profits; how to multiply and retain your customers, and many more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

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

    Cost: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Participants will learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs offered through Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA). The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer any questions. Sponsored by SLPA.

    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.

    Wednesday, Feb. 22

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Career Link)

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

    Cost: Free.

    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Career Link, 425 6th Ave., 22nd Floor, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Thursday, Feb. 23

    Import Basics

    Since 9/11, new import regulations put importers on the front line against terrorism with a series of new requirements and responsibilities. Attendees will learn about the legal issues of importing, Harmonized Tariff Schedule classifications and duties, country of origin markings, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

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

    Cost: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Participants will learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer any questions. 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.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.