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    March Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, March 4

    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.

    Call 724.283.1961 for more information.

     

    Export Market Opportunities, Export Business Plan and Resources

    The first of a five-part certification program, this session will address topics such as exporting statistics and available resources to enter a chosen market. Attendees will each receive an international marketing workbook to assess their company's export readiness, business goals and commitment. Attendees need to register and attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $59 or $275 for all five workshops in the series.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Wednesday, March 5

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Undergraduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's undergraduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership/informationsessions for more information and registration.

     

    Thursday, March 6

    Leadership Challenge Certificate

    A non-credit program, the Leadership Challenge Certificate is based on the book The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Posner and offers a compelling and interactive learning environment strategically designed to motivate and teach those looking to enhance their leadership qualities through their own specific learning styles.

    The eight-week format offers the opportunity to stretch critical thinking and collaborate with other like-minded professionals. At the completion of this program, participants will be awarded the certificate from Duquesne University and Continuing Education Credits.

    For more information, call 412-396-5631 or willilamse976@duq.edu.

      

    Effective Communications: Establishing the Relationship

    The second in a three-part series, this session will enable participants to understand the psychological processes involved in establishing rapport and bonding quickly. Topics include understanding the role communication plays in developing rapport; the primary elements of communication; the OK/not-OK principle and its impact on rapport; and the benefits of active listening. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49.

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

     

    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.

    1:30 to 4:30 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.

     

    Tuesday, March 11

    Look Before You Lead: Leadership Starts Within

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational and networking event will focus on developing leadership ability and increasing personal and organizational success. Participants will learn the traits that every leader should develop and the impact leadership can have. Michelle Tate, certified coach, teacher and speaker of John Maxwell Group, will serve as the session facilitator. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45, which includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.

    For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.4434.

      

    Thursday, March 12

    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.

     

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Graduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership/informationsessions for more information and registration.

      

    Thursday, March 13

    Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods

    The second of a five-part certification program, this session will cover the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. Other topics include public programs that will help when commercial banks are unable assist your firm; how to move goods overseas and understand crucial export documentation such as letters of credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Grant information will also be available. Attendees need to register and attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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: $59 or $275 for all five workshops in the series.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Tuesday, March 18

    U.S. Export Regulations and Controls: International Regulatory Marks and Agreements

    The third of a five-part certification program, this session will address U.S. exports licensing and controls, various types of insurance and what to know about end use of your product to stay out of trouble. Attendees must attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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: $59.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Wednesday, March 19

    Quickbooks Basic Training Seminar

    The first of three workshops designed to provide information and broaden skills, this session will address how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports. This event will be conducted by a Certified Public Accountant from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. 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: $49.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Thursday, March 20

    Green Your Restaurant: Go For The Gold

    Restaurateurs, food service workers, and farmers and suppliers are invited to Green Your Restaurant: Go For The Gold to learn how to turn sustainability into profitability. Topics include conserving energy and water, reducing waste, and recycling; sustainable food sourcing; utilizing green products; sustainable agriculture; marketing sustainability efforts; and sustainable operations and practices to grow a business and profits. Speakers include representatives from Café Phipps, Parkhurst Dining, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Duquesne University's Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth, which is sponsoring the event.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49.

    For more information, call 412.396.5725 or email duqgreen@duq.edu.

     

    Tuesday, March 25

    International Logistics, Incoterms, Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth of a five-part certification program, this session will focus on moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling. Basic export rules, a step-by-step process of filling out certificates of origin, bills of lading and other important documents for export will also be addressed. Attendees must attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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: $59.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Wednesday, March 26

    Six Steps to a Better Business

    Attendees at this workshop will learn the six steps and how to move a business to the top; how to gain control of their time, team and money; how to turn marketing into an investment, not an expense; how to multiply customers, revenue and profits; how to leverage team, systems, technology and marketing; and how to recruit, motivate and retain a winning team of employees. 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: $49.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Friday, March 28

    Manufacturers: Looking for Expansion Money? Smart Ways to Save on Interest and Tax Dollars

    This workshop will address how manufactures can save money through tax exempt financing. Topics include IC-DISC, a tax-savings opportunity available to qualifying U.S. exporters; the Interest Charge-Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC), which provides a permanent federal income tax savings of about 16 percent. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 to 11 a.m., Cranberry Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, Pa.

    Cost: $25.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    Abre Tu Negocio (First Step: Business Startup Essentials)

    Presented in Spanish, this workshop is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs. Topics include 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.

    6 to 9 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

    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 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.