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March Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, March 5

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, 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 County Development Corporation, 111 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

Cost: Free.

Call 724.283.1961 for more information.

 

Wednesday, March 13

The 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 and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

  

Export Documentation

Participants will learn about topics including managing the export transaction, implementing Incoterms, working with EXIM Bank, implementing NAFTA requirements, export insurance and quoting export orders, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Cranberry Township Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Rd.,

Cranberry Township.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

 

Thursday, March 14
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 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.

 

Tuesday, March 19

Import Basics

The U.S. imports far more than exports. Since 9/11, new import regulations put importers on the front line against terrorism with a series of new requirements and responsibilities. Attendees will review these responsibilities and learn how to protect their company from unnecessary delays in getting goods through Customs and avoid significant penalties. 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: $45.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

 

Wednesday, March 20

QuickBooks: Made Easy

Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports from a certified public accountant from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. 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: $45.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

 

Thursday, March 21

One-Day Marketing Plan with Dan Droz & Associates

Participants will learn how to differentiate their business from their competitors and how to create a marketing plan to make it happen. Topics include budgeting for effective marketing and analytical tools to manage marketing. Presented by marketing guru Dan Droz. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $195, which includes a light fare breakfast and boxed lunch.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

 

Wednesday, March 27

Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Negotiation-Getting to Win-Win

This webinar will address effective negotiation and how to find a solution that is acceptable to all parties involved. 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.

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