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February Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Thursday, Feb. 1
First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Beaver)
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 St., Beaver.
Cost: $25
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Feb.7
Changes to Federal Tax Laws and Regulations Webinar
This free webinar will help small business owners learn how the new tax laws and regulations will impact their businesses. Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.
10 a.m.
Cost: Free
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Feb. 9
Simple Strategic Planning
This workshop is designed to teach business owners how to put together a strategic plan that is simple, effective and flexible enough to change as a business changes. Topics covered include a solid format and structure for planning; strategies for marketing, sales, time management and improving team productivity; among others. Sponsored by the 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. 13
Government Contracting Basics Webinar
This webinar will provide an introduction to government contracting and cover the basics of doing business with the government including registrations, regulations, certifications and other factors to consider when getting ready to enter this market.  Melissa Becker, government contracting specialist at the Northwest Commission PTAC, will discuss aspects of federal, state and local government contracting. Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.
10 a.m.
Cost: $25
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Feb. 15
First Step: Business Start-Up 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.

Work for Yourself @ 50+ (Spanish Programming)
AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @ 50+ helps low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. Participants will review the Work for Yourself @ 50+ materials and learn how to connect with local resources to help them reach their goals.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Beechview, 1910 Broadway Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free
For more information and to register, contact AARP Foundation at 1.888.339.5617.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Export Opportunities in Chile and Peru: Infrastructure Projects
A panel of experts will present up-to-date information about export strategies to enter Peru and Chile, the best ways to find representatives and distributors and an invitation to join the trade shows to Chile and Peru.
8:30 a.m., SMC Business Councils, 600 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Twp.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Work for Yourself @ 50+
AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @ 50+ helps low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. Participants will review the Work for Yourself @ 50+ materials and learn how to connect with local resources to help them reach their goals.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh.
For more information and to register, contact AARP Foundation at 1.888.339.5617.

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