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March Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Monday, March 2

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's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

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

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.


Tuesday, March 3

Export Basics

This course is designed to meet the needs of manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs; employees within exporting companies who have a basic knowledge of exporting; and service firms seeking to improve their understanding of globalization. Topics include: recognizing and identifying export opportunities; shipping and payment; and cultural issues, among others. 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.

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

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, 112 Hollywood Drive, Suite 102, Butler.

Cost: Free.

Call 724.283.1961 for more information and to register.
 

Friday, March 6

Social Media Series: Developing a Plan of Attack

The first of three in the Social Media Series, this hands-on session and the series are designed for business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations that want to learn the simple steps for creating a social media plan and the best tools for their specific market. 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 session I or $120 for all 3 sessions.

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


Tuesday, March 10

Is There a Market for Your Business?

Participants will learn how to answer the two biggest questions that need to be answered before starting any business: Is there a market and will the business be profitable? The workshop will review resources for researching ideas and determining if it is worth the risk as well as looking at ways to turn skills into a profitable business. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

1 p.m., Ellwood City Library, 415 Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City.

Cost: Free.

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


Wednesday, March 11

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. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.

 
Friday, 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, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

9:30 a.m. to noon, 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.


Thursday, March 19

Team Building: Effective Strategies for Contemporary Teams

This interactive workshop will empower participants to improve the functionality of any work group or organization by helping them understand how contemporary teams function and why they fail or succeed. Topics include: identifying behaviors associated with effective teamwork; techniques to improve teamwork; factors that make teams receptive to newcomers and their contributions; and  

strategies designed to increase team receptivity to newcomers. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.

Cost: $15

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


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's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

5 to 5:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.
 

Certified Financial Planning Information Webinar

Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. Program Manager Dr. Erroline Williams and a faculty member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

5:30 to 7 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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

 
Friday, March 20

Social Media Series: Twitter

The second of three in the Social Media Series, this session will help participants better understand Twitter and how it can help a business. 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.

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


Monday, March 23

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.

5:30 to 6 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.


Wednesday, March 25

QuickBooks: Basic Training

This workshop is the first of three in a series designed to provide information to broaden QuickBooks skills. Topics include 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 session I or $120 for all 3 sessions.

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

 
Trade Mission to Mexico and Colombia Lunch Briefing

Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile are the fastest growing economies in Latin America. They grouped together under the Pacific Alliance free trade agreement, and each already has signed a free trade agreement with the United States. This briefing will highlight the export opportunities, trade leads, business meetings and ways to find manufacturer representatives during a scheduled trade mission by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) from June 14-20. Details of the trip will be covered, including itinerary, business activities, cities to visit and the steps to prepare for this trip. Sponsored by Duquesne's SBDC.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Room 108, 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.


Friday, March 27

Social Media Series: YouTube for Your Business

The last of three in the Social Media Series, this session will address the advantage of a business advertising and posting videos on YouTube. 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.

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


Abre Tu Negocio (Starting a Business-in Spanish)

Presented in Spanish, this seminar is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs and will cover issues including how to get a tax ID number, fictitious name for the business, trademark a name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios and business plan development. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

6 to 9 p.m., Room 108, 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 31

Get Behind the Numbers and Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements

This hands-on workshop will give participants a step-by-step approach to understanding three important financial statements: cash flow, profit and loss, and balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will conduct the workshop and provide clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within a business and set realistic financial goals. Participants are asked to bring a calculator and a copy of current financial statements. 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.

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

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