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March Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, March 1

QuickBooks: Basic

The first in a two-part series designed for QuickBooks PC users who have just started using the software, this session will introduce participants to the QB Program; company file set up and preferences; the sales process; and managing expenses. 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: $90 for both days of Quickbooks: Basic or $150 for four days of Quickbooks: Basic and QuickBooks: Advanced (scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 26).
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Friday, 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 Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Diamond St. Morgan Center, Lower Level Suite 116, Butler.

Cost:  $25.

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


Social Media Series: Developing a Plan of Attack

This is the first in a three-part series 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. This session will offer an overview of the various social media networks and provide an understanding of each tool, how to determine if it will work for one's business and the steps for creating an impactful social media strategy that will increase a networking footprint. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $120 for all three sessions or $49 for each session.

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


Tuesday, March 8

QuickBooks Basic

The second in a two-part series designed for QuickBooks PC users who have just started using the software, this session will address topics including reports and graphs; additional customer transactions; and customizing QuickBooks. 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: $90 for both days of Quickbooks: Basic or $150 for four days of Quickbooks: Basic and QuickBooks: Advanced (scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 26).
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Thursday, March 10

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

10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.

Cost:  $25.

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


Friday, March 11

Social Media Series: Facebook

This is the second in a three-part series 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. This session will lead participants through setting up a Facebook page for their business, show how a Facebook ad is created and address the best practices for effectively using this low-cost tool. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $120 for all three sessions or $49 for each session.

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


Thursday, March 17

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

Cost: $25.

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


Friday, March 18

Social Media Series: LinkedIn

This is the last in a three-part series 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. Presenter Phil Laboon, serial entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Eyeflow Internet Marketing, will lead participanst through setting up a LinkedIn profile, offer tips for best practices and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers to help find business. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $120 for all three sessions or $49 for each session.

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


Tuesday, March 22

Intro to QuickBooks (Online version)

QuickBooks offers an online version for business owners and this workshop at Duquesne will provide a product overview including navigation, recording transactions and reporting. Topics include: product overview; navigating; recording transactions; reporting; and more. Presented by a representative 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 and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Wednesday, March 23

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

 This hands-on workshop provides a step-by step approach to explaining two important financial statements: profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within a business and set realistic financial goals. Participants should 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

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

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