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October Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Adult Student Information Webinar: Undergraduate Programs

Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's undergraduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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

  

Thursday, Oct. 2

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver 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.

9:30 a.m. to noon, 798 Turnpike St., Beaver.

Cost: Free.

Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

 

Monday, Oct. 6

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.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.

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

  

Adult Student Information Webinar: Graduate Programs

Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

5 to 5:30 p.m., EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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

  

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Leadership Breakfast Series: Let's Get Engaged!

A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this event will address the importance of getting people engaged in what they do every day. Topics include the essential components of engagement such as creativity, commitment, accountability and communication. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

7:30 a.m., breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $45, which includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.

For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.4434.

 

GLOBAL Export Series: Funding International Business

The second in a five-part certificate series, this workshop will address maximizing a company's profits. Topics include global cash management; managing currency risk; accounting for foreign operations and foreign exchange; and SBA and EXIM financing programs. This program is pre-approved by NASBITE and will provide 15 CPEs (CGBP Recertification Credits) toward annual recertification. In order to receive the certificate, attendees need to register and attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions. 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: $79 or $385 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, 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 County Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Diamond St., Morgan Center, Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler.

Cost: Free

Call 724.283.2222 to register and for more information.

 

Thursday, Oct. 9

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence 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, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.

Cost: Free.

Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.

 

Friday, Oct. 10

Social Media Series: LinkedIn and Facebook for Business to Business Sales Session I

The first of a three-session series, Session I will focus on developing an easy-to-follow social media plan for increasing sales. Topics include an overview of social media; general rules to follow when using social media; and useful stats on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs, 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: $60 per session or $120 for all three sessions.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14

GLOBAL Export Series: U.S. Export Regulations

The third in a five-part certificate series, this workshop address why C-level executives need to have an export compliance checklist; training personnel locally and abroad; the Foreign Regulatory Systems; and benefits of the U.S. 20 Free Trade Agreements. This program is pre-approved by NASBITE and will provide 15 CPEs (CGBP Recertification Credits) toward annual recertification. In order to receive the certificate, attendees need to register and attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions. 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: $79 or $385 for all five sessions.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Adult Student Information Webinar: Graduate Programs

Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

12 to 12:30 p.m., EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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

  

Thursday, Oct. 16

Getting Results through Your Communication

Attendees will learn the different behavioral profiles of coworkers; the importance of being persuasive in communication; and how to deal with and adapt to the different profiles. 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

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

  

Friday, Oct. 17

Social Media Series: LinkedIn and Facebook for Business to Business Sales Session II

During this second of a three-session series, participants will set up a Facebook page for their business, learn how Facebook ads are created and discuss best practices for effectively using this low-cost social media platform. Topics also include the pros and cons of Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs. 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: $60 per session or $120 for all three sessions.

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

 

Monday, Oct. 20

Adult Student Information Webinar: Undergraduate Programs

Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's undergraduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

5 to 5:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

Cost: Free.

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

  

Tuesday, Oct.  21

GLOBAL Export Series: International Logistics

The fourth in a five-part certificate series, this workshop address the importance of communication between a company's logistics and sales departments. Topics include export documentation, shipping insurance, incoterms, packaging and labeling, NAFTA certificates of origin and the voluntary disclosure option. This program is pre-approved by NASBITE and will provide 15 CPEs (CGBP Recertification Credits) toward annual recertification. In order to receive the certificate, attendees need to register and attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions. 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: $79 or $385 for all five sessions.

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

 

Transition Planning For Your Business I

Designed for those considering selling their small business, this series will provide the knowledge and tools to get the most out of it. This session will address topics including an overview of the selling and buying atmosphere in the Pittsburgh and Western Pa. regions; 20 things to prepare today for tomorrow's sale; what is transitional planning; and tips for paying less in taxes and getting a better price. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $1,199, which includes lunch.

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

 

Thursday, Oct. 23

Meet the Lenders

Attendees will meet representatives from various lenders who will explain their loan programs as well as what they look for in a business. Mark Protch, a lender relations specialist for the Small Business Administration (SBA), will present How to get a YES from the Lender and discuss the important role of the SBA. 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: Free.

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

 

Friday, Oct. 24

Quickbooks: Advanced (Window Users Only)

Attendees will become more knowledgeable with QuickBooks and learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. Co-sponsored by Dennis Piper & Associates and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

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

Cost: $49.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 28

GLOBAL Export Series: Legal Issues of Exporting

The last in a five-part certificate series, this workshop will provide answers to legal questions concerning international patents; copyrights and trademarks; international agent and distributor agreements; international contracts; and joint ventures. Participants will better understand the legal system in the country to which they want to export and the impact that linguistic translations can have on sales contracts and MSDS. This program is pre-approved by NASBITE and will provide 15 CPEs (CGBP Recertification Credits) toward annual recertification. In order to receive the certificate, attendees need to register and attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions. 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: $79 or $385 for all five sessions.

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

 

Transition Planning for Your Business II

Designed for those considering selling their small business, this series will provide the knowledge and tools to get the most out of it. This session will address options for selling and financing the deal; cutting and negotiating the deal; how to find the right buyer; the role of a broker and whether you need one; important negotiating skills, and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.

Cost: $1,199, which includes lunch.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct. 29 

Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: All I Needed to Know About Storytelling and Small Talk I Learned from Jimmy Fallon

Participants in this webinar will learn about the basics of starting a conversation in any social or work situation. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

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

Cost: Free.

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

  

Friday, Oct. 31

Social Media Series: LinkedIn and Facebook for Business to Business Sales Session III

Participants at this final session of the three-session series will set up a LinkedIn profile, and discuss best practices and examples of how LinkedIn is used by consumers to find specific businesses.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $60 per session or $120 for all three sessions.

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

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