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November Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Monday, Nov. 2

Pennsylvania Tax Seminar

Designed to provide updates on Pennsylvania tax for accountants, the seminar will cover topics such as personal income tax, how to use tax voluntary compliance programs, the state treasury department and unemployment compensation tax updates, among others. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Duquesne Room, Duquesne Union, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $139.

For more information call 412.396.1643, 800.283.3853 or email police@duq.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

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, insurance, government procurement and major components of the business plan, among others. Conducted by Duquesne University Small Business Development Center staff.

9:30 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.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Breaking Into the Trade Game: Transporting Goods Internationally—RFQ, Incoterms, Insurance, Carnets

Part five of a six-session series, attendees will learn about moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling, as well as basic export rules, incoterms, documentation, customs brokers and the services provided by freight forwarders.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $65.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Beard Symposium on Sustainability: The Bridge to the Future

The third annual Beard Symposium will focus on financial, social and environmental responsibility—the new “triple bottom line” for business. Keynote speakers include Andrew S. Winston, the author of Green Recovery and co-author of Green to Gold, and Andrew Savitz, the former head of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ sustainability consulting practice.

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Westin Hotel,

For more information and to register. call 412.396.5831, visit www.duq.edu/beardsymposium or email sustainability@duq.edu.

Information Session: Professional Coaching Certificate Program

Attendees will learn more about the coaching profession and Duquesne’s professional certification program for business and personal coaches.

Hosted 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 email leadership@duq.edu to register.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Graduate Information Session

Duquesne University’s John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business will host an information session for prospective students. Refreshments will be served, and complimentary parking is available.

5:30 p.m., the Power Center Ballroom, Power Center, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.

Call 412.396.6276 or e-mail grad-bus@duq.edu to make reservations.

Thursday, Nov. 12

4th Annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference

Discover technology trends and tools to grow your business at this year’s Technology Conference. Keynote speaker Adam Kmiec, director of interactive marketing innovation at MARC USA, will present Adapting to the Digital World: Becoming a Socially Savvy Business. Panelists will discuss topics including security, collaborative tools, cloud computing and technological trends in business.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $119 before Nov. 4, $139 after Nov. 4, $79 for half-day, $50 for lunch keynote address, $159 for walk-ins.

For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/techconference or call 412.396.6233.

Friday, Nov. 13

The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Sophomore Year

A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will learn about board development, what boards should know about fundraising and ethical decision making. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

8 to 11:30 am., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $50, which includes materials and continental breakfast.  To register and form more information, call 412.396.6231, email nli@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/nli.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Writing an Effective Business Plan

Focused on the importance of a business plan, this seminar is designed for accountants, business consultants, financial experts and business owners who are starting up, expanding or seeking increased profitability. Topics include where to look for financing, preparing financial statements and cash flow projections, and software packages that can help, 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: $45.

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

Intermediate QuickBooks (For Windows Users Only)

Learn to broaden your skills with QuickBooks, the No. 1 management and accounting tool utilized by startups and small business entrepreneurs. Topics at this workshop include working with inventory, handling sales tax, processing and accounting of payroll, using estimates and financial reports, among others. Conducted by Dennis Piper & Associates, PC.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

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

Information Session: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning

Attendees will learn more about Duquesne’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning program as well as meet faculty and the program’s manager.

Hosted 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 email leadership@duq.edu to register.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Breaking Into the Trade Game: Legal Issues for Exporters, Contracts, Patents, Internet Web Pages

The last in a six-session series, attendees will learn about the legalities of exports, agent and distributor agreements, and international contracts.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $65.

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

Friday, Nov. 20

Bridgeway Capital Quality of Life Breakfast Series: Money Management

Attendees can participate in a discussion about money management, allowable business deductions and the various aspects of increasing the quality of life as a business owner.

Co-sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center and Bridgeway Capital.

8 to 10 a.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $15.

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

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