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October Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, Oct. 5

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 Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Butler County Community Development Corp., 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa. Cost: Free.

Call 724.283.1961 to register or for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Doing Business With the Commonwealth

Designed for small business owners interested in learning about contracting opportunities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this workshop will also address certification of minority-owned and women-owned businesses. 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 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Business Opportunities in Mexico

This workshop is designed for small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and high-tech and service companies interested in accessing business sectors of Mexico, which is the second largest market for U.S. goods. Topics include the NAFTA Advantage, industry analysis for your company, how to find manufacturing reps and the trade mission to Mexico. 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: $15.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 13

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 Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9:30 to 12:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

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

Thursday, Oct. 21

Export Documentation: Avoid Compliance Mistakes

Attendees will learn how to avoid compliance mistakes and ensure profits. Topics include managing the export transaction, working with the EXIM Bank and complying with U.S. government export regulations, among others. Course instructor Catherine E. Thornberry is author of Export Procedures: An Interactive Guide to Export Documentation and is founder and principal of Export Procedures Co. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 108 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $395.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Pennsylvania Tax Seminar

The Department of Revenue's Fall Tax Seminar educates Pennsylvania tax professionals on personal income tax, unemployment compensation, corporate taxes, inheritance tax, enforcement initiatives and how to establish tax

accounts for businesses, file tax returns and pay state taxes. Attendees can earn eight continuing professional education credits upon successful completion. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

8:30-4:30, Duquesne Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $139.

Call 412.396.1643 or email police@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

QuickBooks: Advanced

Topics addressed 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 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.

Friday, Oct. 29

Start Your Business in Pittsburgh (In Spanish)

The seminar—which will be conducted entirely in Spanish—will cover issues including how to get a Tax ID Number, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, obtaining a Web site, loan programs and business plan development, among others. Conducted by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center with the help from local Latino business professionals.

6 to 9 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

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

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