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    May Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Wednesday, May 11 

    SBIR/STTR Basics 

    More than $2 billion a year is available through federal agencies to technology-based companies that want to commercialize technological innovations through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs. This course will address SBIR/STTR program details, eligibility requirements, program benefits for business and researchers, and other topics.

    Presented by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center and Gannon University.

    9 a.m. to noon, Erie Technology Incubator, 130 W. 8th Street, Erie, Pa., 16501. Cost: Free

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

    Thursday, May 12

    Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference

    Attendees will learn how to maximize profits and strategies for overcoming the recession, and can attend various workshops on marketing, business planning and other topics. Keynote speakers include Jason Brown, serial entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Right by Nature, and Steven Breuner, entrepreneur.

    Presented by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

    8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $119 until April 28, $139 after April 28.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/egc2011.asp for more information.

    Tuesday, May 17

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. After attending the workshop, participants will have the option to meet with a consultant at a later date. 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 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Thursday, May 26

    Export Basics: Increase Your Profits By Selling Overseas

    This course is designed to meet the needs of manufacturers seeking to initiate export programs, individuals with exporting companies, service firms and more. Course topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities, shipping and payment, and legal and regulatory aspects of exporting, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue Cost: $45

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

    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.