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November Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Getting Publicity for Your Business
During this interactive session, participants will hear expert Shawn Graham discuss budget friendly PR strategies as well as lessons learned from being on the other end of hundreds of pitches by some of the biggest public relations firms and most innovative companies as one of Fast Company magazine's first expert blogger. Topics covered include message development, media outreach strategy and media relations. 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.duq.edu/sbdc/events or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
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.duq.edu/sbdc/events or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Using LinkedIn for Business
Designed for business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations, participants will learn about best practices and how LinkedIn is being used to find new customers, vendors and employees from expert Wendy Mascio, who will give examples of how she uses this social media tool to improve her business sales. 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: $49.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc/events or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Nov. 10
Meet the Lenders
Designed for business owners looking for ways to fund their business growth, this workshop will feature presentations on alternative financing from BW Capital, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, Northwest Commission and Catalyst Connection. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation
100 E Reynolds St, New Castle.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc/events or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Export Documentation and Compliance: Avoiding Costly Mistakes
This seminar offers an in-depth understanding of export procedures combined with a thorough review of the appropriate documentation required to ensure a smooth and compliant international transaction. Topics include incoterms; methods of payment including letters of credit; managing export quotations and more. Charles W. ‘Chas' Watson, president of R.L. Swearer Company, and Mark Wilson, vice president of R.L. Swearer Company, will be the featured presenters. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $399.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc/events or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
First Step: Business Start-Up 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 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc/events or call 412.396.1633.

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