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    Learn the Essentials of Starting a Business with Duquesne University SBDC

    Thanks to funding provided by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 through the Small Business Administration, the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), partnered with PA CareerLink Pittsburgh/Allegheny County and the CHAMBER of Commerce Inc., in expanding entrepreneur training opportunities by providing free workshops in the Pittsburgh area.

    “The goal of the program is to expand our reach and help more first time entrepreneurs be successful,” said Dr. Mary McKinney, SBDC director.

    The 2 ½-hour seminars cover the myths of entrepreneurship and address many of the startup decisions new entrepreneurs have to make. In addition, seminars will introduce attendees to the importance of the planning process and funding options for new ventures.

    Workshops will be held at the following times and locations:

    • The CHAMBER Inc., 5000 Brooktree Road, Suite 100, Wexford
      Thursday, Nov. 3, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
    • Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh
      Wednesday, Nov. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      Thursday, Dec. 15, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    • PA CareerLink Allegheny West, Robinson Plaza Two, Suite 410, Pittsburgh
      Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
    • PA CareerLink Allegheny East, 2040 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh
      Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      Friday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • PA CareerLink Downtown, 425 Sixth Ave., 22nd Floor, Regional Enterprise Tower, Pittsburgh
      Thursday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    For more information or to register for any program, contact 412.396.1633 or visit

    Space is limited.

    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 nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 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.