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October Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Thursday, Oct. 1

Breaking Into the Trade Game: Mexico and Canada—Learn about NAFTA and Distributors

Part two of a six-session series, attendees will learn about the North American Free Trade Agreement, how to take advantage of the agreement, how to identify methods of export as well as how to market products. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Cranberry Area Chamber of Commerce, 2525 Rochester Road, Suite 200, Cranberry Township. Cost: $65

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

Friday, Oct. 2

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.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Professional Coaching Certificate Program Information Session

Get your questions answered and learn more about the coaching profession and Duquesne’s new Professional Coaching Certificate Program. If you are unable to attend, contact the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement to schedule an appointment. Classes for the Professional Coaching Certificate Program begin Oct. 23.

10 to 11:30 a.m., Room 304, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Call 412.396.5600 or email leadership@duq.edu for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

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 a.m. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Quickbooks: Analyzing Financial Data

Designed for individuals who are familiar with QuickBooks and would like to expand their knowledge in generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBook's letters. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates. 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. Cost: $45.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Meet the Lenders

Attendees will meet lenders from Pittsburgh who will discuss eligibility requirements, loan programs and the best way to apply for a loan. Other topics include the importance of credit scoring and writing a business plan. Lenders represented at the event include: Regional Development Funding Corporation, Bridgeway Capital, formerly CL Fund, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Banking, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Environmental Management Assistance Program. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon. Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $15.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Export Documentation: Avoid Compliance Mistakes

Attendees will learn how to avoid compliance mistakes and ensure profits. Course instructor Catherine E. Thornberry is author of Export Procedures: An Interactive Guide to Export Documentation.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $299, which includes a copy of Thornberry’s book, breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

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

Friday, Oct. 16

Bridgeway Capital Quality of Life Breakfast Series: Increasing Sales Through Networking

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center and Bridgeway Capital, this informal discussion will address the various aspects of increasing attendees’ quality of life as a business owner.

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

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

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Breaking Into the Trade Game: Letters of Credit, Export Financing & Payment Methods

Part three of a six-session series, attendees will learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Export Import (EXIM) Bank, and how state government programs will help when commercial banks are unable to assist your firm. Other topics include how to move goods overseas and understanding export documentation such as letters of Credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

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

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

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Exit Strategies for Small Business Owners

Designed for business owners, this workshop features instructors David Wilke of Wilke & Associates, Mike Silverman of Cohen & Grigsby and Scott Mashuda of River’s Edge Alliance Group, who will discuss topics such as the right time to exit your business, determining your business’s worth, how to minimize your tax burden at sale and more. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45.

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

Thursday, Oct. 29

Breaking Into the Trade Game: US Export Regulations and Controls, International Regulatory Marks

Part four of a six-session series, attendees will learn about U.S. export licensing and controls, various types of insurance and what you need to know about end use of your product to stay out of trouble. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

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

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

Friday, Oct. 30

The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Freshman Year

A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will be introduced to the nonprofit sector, legal obligations of nonprofit board members and other important aspects of nonprofit governance. 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.

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