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    November Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Thursday, Nov. 3

    Export Market Opportunities, Export Business Plan & Resources

    The first in a five-part export certification program, this session will address exporting statistics and what the competition is doing in the global marketplace. It includes an international marketing workbook to assess a company’s export readiness, business goals and commitment. To receive the certificate, participants must attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. 

    9 a.m., Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 or $175 for all five sessions.

    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, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., The Chamber Inc., 5000 Brooktree Road, Suite 100, Wexford, Pa. Cost: Free.

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

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 8

    Letters of Credit: Export Financing & Payment Methods

    The second in a five-part export certification program, this session will address the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. Participants will learn how public programs will help when commercial banks are unable to assist your firm, how to move goods overseas and understand export documentation including letters of credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Grant information will also be available. To receive the certificate, participants must attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m., Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 or $175 for all five sessions.

    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, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    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.

    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. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Career Link Allegheny East, 2040 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 9

    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. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Career Link Allegheny West, Robinson Plaza Two, Suite 410, Pittsburgh.

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

    Friday, Nov. 11
    QuickBooks Reports
    This workshop is intended for individuals who are familiar with QuickBooks® and want to expand their knowledge in generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBooks® letters. Topics covered include creating and customizing preset reports, saving report settings, customizing templates and preparing letters, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 601, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

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

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 15

    Leading Good Work: Engagement

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational networking event will examine the leader’s role in fostering employee engagement, the impact on the performance of good work and potential consequences of a disengaged worker. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 to 9:30 a.m., African Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

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

     

    U.S. Export Regulations and Controls: International Regulatory Marks & Agreements

    The third in a five-part export certification program, this session will address U.S. exports licensing and controls, various types of insurance and information about end use of your product. Other topics include mandatory compliance with the European “CE” Mark, environmental regulations and free trade agreements. In order to receive the certificate, participants must attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m., Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 or $175 for all five sessions.

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

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Learn more about the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

     

    Information Session: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning

    Learn more about Duquesne University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning at this Webinar Information Session. The program manager 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., Room 219, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

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

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 16

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Managing People

    This webinar is designed to provide participants with the skills to be able to work with others and to achieve objectives through managing the work of others. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

     

    Thursday, Nov. 17

    6th Annual PA Business Technology Conference

    Designed to help companies make smart technology decisions to enhance profitability, productivity and market adaptability, the conference will feature interactive workshops, presentations by industry experts and a technology showcase. Other topics addressed include eMarketing, business intelligence, IT management, wireless technologies, networking and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $99 before Nov. 6, $119 after.

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

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Learn more about the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

    Tuesday, Nov. 22

    International Logistics, Incoterms: Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth in a five-part export certification program, this session will focus on moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling and the role of a freight forwarder. Other topics include basic export rules, certificates of origin, bills of lading and other important documents for export. In order to receive the certificate, participants must attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m., Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 or $175 for all five sessions.

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 23

    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. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free

    To register call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc.

    Tuesday, Nov. 29

    Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Patents, Internet Webpages & Trade Missions

    The last in a five-part export certification program, this session will help participants become familiar with the legalities of exports, including agent and distributor agreements, and international contracts. Other topics include how to locate agents, distributors and develop joint ventures; the legal system in the country you want to export; and whether the same laws apply to the Internet and online sales. In order to receive the certificate, participants must attend at least four of the five sessions. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m., Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 or $175 for all five sessions.

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

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