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March Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Monday, March 15

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement and major components of the business plan, among others. Conducted by Duquesne University Small Business Development Center staff.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Friday, March 19

The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Junior Year

A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will learn about the CEO/board relationship, better board meetings, board committees and accountability.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $50 or $35 for three or more individuals from the same nonprofit.

Call 412.396.6231 or nli@duq.edu for more information.

Tuesday, March 23

Quickbooks® Made Easy (For Windows Users Only)

Designed to provide information to broaden skills and answer questions, this workshop will address topics, including how to set up company files, develop company lists, process customer invoices and payments, record vendor invoices and payments, and reconcile bank accounts. Conducted by Dennis Piper and Associates.

Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Thursday, March 25

Responsible and Responsive Bidding

Designed for small business owners who want to be more successful at contract bidding. Topics include terms used in proposals and bidding, key steps before estimating and how to package a bid, among others. Presented by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.

Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

1 to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Wednesday, March 31

Break the Rules and Close More Deals

The first of three sessions in the Sales Series, this workshop is designed to teach individuals about superior selling. Attendees will learn how to deal with lost opportunities, slipping margins, complacency and market share, among other topics. Presented by Peak Performance Management.

Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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