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November Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, Nov. 3
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 Community Development Corporation, 112 Hollywood Dr., Suite 102, Butler.
Cost:  $25 For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, Nov. 10
QuickBooks: Reports
This workshops is designed for attendees who are familiar with QuickBooks, this workshop will help participants expand their knowledge in generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBooks letters. Among the topics covered will be creating quick reports, saving report settings, exporting reports to Microsoft Excel and customizing templates. Presented by a certified public accountant 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 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.

Thursday, Nov. 19
Export Basics
This course is designed to meet the needs of manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs; employees within exporting companies who need a basic knowledge of exporting; and service firms seeking to improve their understanding of globalization. Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities; shipping and payment; legal and regulatory aspects of exporting; sources of information and assistance; and cultural issues. 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 24
Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
This hands-on workshop will provide 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 examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within a business and set realistic financial goals. Participants are asked to bring a calculator and a copy of their current financial statements.
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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