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March Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, March 3
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver Outreach Center)
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, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
10 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 S. Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver. Cost: Free.
Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler Outreach)
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, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corp., 112 Woody Dr., Butler. Cost: Free.
Call 724.283.1961 to register and for more information.

Wednesday, March 4
Overcoming Barriers for Selling Success
Attendees will learn how to spot hidden barriers preventing their company from growing, how to attract and keep elite sales performers and more. Featured presenter is Sean Coyle of Peak Performance Management Inc.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
9 to 11:30 a.m., Duquesne Club, 325 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
Call 724.396.6233 to register and for more information.

Wednesday, March 11
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, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free. Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Thursday, March 12
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County Outreach)
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, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University. 9 to 11:30 a.m., Lawrence County Learning Center, 131 Columbus Inner Belt, New Castle. Cost: Free. Call 724.656.3564 to register and for more information.

Going Green Conference
What does “green” mean for your business?  How can you be responsible and yet afford greening your business? The Going Green conference will address sustainability and small business. Featured keynote speaker is Sara Snow, living green expert and host of Getting Fresh with Sara Snow on the Discovery Health network.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: $45. Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Friday, March 13
Boarding School Freshman Year
Formerly known as the Leadership Academy, Boarding School is a training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. In this, the first in the series of Boarding School events, attendees will be introduced to the nonprofit sector, basic roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, legal obligations of nonprofit board members, and other important aspects of nonprofit governance.
Hosted by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute. 8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $50. For more information call 412.396.5600 or email to leadership@duq.edu>.

Saturday, March 14
Professional Coaching Certification Program Information Session
Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement is partnering with the International Coach Federation to offer this new program, beginning in April 2009.  This program is designed for those seeking to become professional coaches within their organizations or as a private practice, as well as those who currently serve as coaches and seek certification or recertification. Coaching is both art and science.
1 to 2:30 p.m., Room 101, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free. For more information call 412.396.5600 or email to leadership@duq.edu.

Wednesday, March 18
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. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates P.C. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s 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.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Thursday, March 19
Meet The Lenders
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local lenders from the Pittsburgh area who will discuss eligibility requirements, loan programs and the best way to apply for a loan. Other topics include the importance of credit scoring and writing a business plan. Among the featured guest lenders: Regional Development Funding Corporation, Bridgeway Capital (formerly CL Fund), Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, PA Department of Banking, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Environmental Management Assistance Program.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center. 9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $15. Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Wednesday, March 25
Bankruptcy Practice Tips: What You Must Know
This workshop is designed for paralegals and legal assistants with a law firm or corporate legal department who want to stay current on important industry practices. Topics include overview of bankruptcy practice, financial hardships and debt collection basics, creditors rights practice, bankruptcy research and filing software choices, among others.
Presented by Duquesne University’s Paralegal Institute. 8:30 a.m. to noon, Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $89 registration fee, $79 for two or more registrants from the same employer, $59 for current paralegal and law school students. For more information or to register contact the Paralegal Institute at 412.396.1643 or police@duq.edu.

Thursday, March 26
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, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free. Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Friday, March 27
Boarding School Sophomore Year
Formerly known as the Leadership Academy, Boarding School is a training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. In this, the second in the series of Boarding School events, attendees will explore board development, what boards should know about fundraising and ethical decision-making.
Hosted by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $50. For more information call 412.396.5600 or email to leadership@duq.edu.

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