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

Tuesday, March 7
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, 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, Butler Community Development Corporation, 112 Hollywood Drive, Suite 102 Butler.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, March 8
How to Run an Inbound Marketing Campaign
Attendees will be provided with a framework to overcome common marketing problems related to launching that first inbound marketing campaign and will learn about tools and methods to measure the performance of an online marketing campaign. Other topics include how to develop an inbound marketing campaign that starts and ends with the customer experience; seamlessly uses effective tools to integrate a campaign and measurement techniques; and positions a brand as an authoritative thought leader in the industry. This workshop was developed for business owners and executives, internal marketing team members and sales executives/managers. Chris Vendilli, founder of ProFromGo Internet Marketing, will be the featured presenter. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
1 to 3 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.

Thursday, March 9
Government Contracting Basics and Getting Ready for the Government Market
This free workshop 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 of the Northwest Commission Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will discuss aspects of federal, state and local government contracting, including what and how government agencies buy; a nine-step approach to government contracting; and how the PTAC program provides free assistance to businesses pursuing the government marketplace. Co-sponsored by the Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
10 a.m. to noon, 214 East Washington St., New Castle.
Cost: Free.
For more information, contact melissab@northwestpa.org or call 814.677.4800, x124.

Tuesday, March 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.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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, March 17
QuickBooks: Basics
This is the first of two workshops designed for QuickBooks PC users who have just started using the software and want to learn how to set up a company file, manage expenses and reconcile bank statements. Topics at this workshop include: introducing the QuickBooks program; company file setup and preferences; sales process; and managing expenses. 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: $90 for both days or $150 for this two-day QuickBooks Basics series and the QuickBooks Advanced series scheduled for April.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, March 21
Export Certification
The first in a two-day series, this is a hands-on training program for exporters of all experience levels. Topics include licensing and incoterms, documentation and country-specific requirements, among others. Cost includes all reference material, morning pastries and coffee, and lunch. Participants will receive an Export Training Certificate from program sponsor, the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $249 for two-day course; two or more people from the same company $195 each; or $150 for one-day.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, March 22
Export Certification
The second in a two-day series, this is a hands-on training program for exporters of all experience levels. Topics include licensing and incoterms, documentation and country-specific requirements, among others. Cost includes all reference material, morning pastries and coffee, and lunch. Participants will receive an Export Training Certificate from program sponsor, the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $249 for two-day course; two or more people from the same company $195 each; or $150 for one-day.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Work for Yourself@50+ Workshop
Specifically designed to help people 50 and older learn what it takes to be successfully self-employed in today's economy, this workshop will help participants learn to explore options; find a focus; make a plan; and connect with community resources. This is held in conjunction with the AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself@50+ initiative. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
5 to 7 p.m., The Energy Innovation Center, Suite 132B, 1435 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.
To register, call 888.339.5617. Visit www.aarpfounation.org/workforyourself for more information.

Friday, March 24
QuickBooks: Basics
This is the second of two workshops designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have just started using the software and want to learn how to set up a company file, manage expenses and reconcile bank statements. Topics at this workshop include: reports and graphs; additional customer transactions; customizing QuickBooks. 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: $90.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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