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October Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Thursday, Oct. 1

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.

10 a.m. to noon, 798 Turnpike Street, Beaver.

Cost: $25.

For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Friday, Oct. 2

Abre Tu Negocio (Starting a Business-in Spanish)

Presented in Spanish, this seminar is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs and will cover issues including how to get a Tax ID number, fictitious name for the business, trademark a name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios and business plan development. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
Este seminario te da una perspectiva amplia de todos los temas que tienes que tener presente antes de empezar un negocio. Tiene dos partes, una de la estructura y la otra de mercadeo. Al final recibiras un cuestionario para que lo llenes y luego lo envias con el formato Request for Consulting para asi fijar una cita y conversar sobre tu cuestionario de tu empresa.

6 to 9 p.m., Room 108, 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.


Tuesday, Oct. 6

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, Morgan Center, Lower Level, Suite 116, 101 E. Diamond St., Butler.

Cost: $25.

For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Thursday, Oct. 8

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: $25.

For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Friday, Oct. 9

Social Media Series: Developing a Plan for Attack

The first of a three-part, hands-on workshop series, session one will feature Melanie Querry of Beyond Spots & Dots, who will give an overview of the various social media networks. Attendees will better understand the tools, how to determine whether they will work for your business and learn the steps for creating an impactful social media strategy to increase networking. 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: $120 for all three workshops or $49 per workshop.

For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Abre Tu Negocio (Starting a Business-in Spanish)

Presented in Spanish, this seminar is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs and will cover issues including how to get a Tax ID number, fictitious name for the business, trademark a name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios and business plan development. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
Este seminario te da una perspectiva amplia de todos los temas que tienes que tener presente antes de empezar un negocio. Tiene dos partes, una de la estructura y la otra de mercadeo. Al final recibiras un cuestionario para que lo llenes y luego lo envias con el formato Request for Consulting para asi fijar una cita y conversar sobre tu cuestionario de tu empresa.

Abre Tu Negocio

6 to 9 p.m., Room 108, 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.


Tuesday, Oct.  13

QuickBooks: Basic Training

This is the first of a series of three workshops designed to broaden QuickBooks skills. Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports. 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 one workshop or $120 for all three QuickBooks workshops.


Friday, Oct. 16

Social Media Series: LinkedIn

The second of a three-part, hands-on workshop series, session two will feature speaker Shawn Graham, a successful digital marketing consultant, who will lead participants through setting up a LinkedIn profile; offer tips for best practices; and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers. 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 per workshop.

For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Tuesday, Oct. 20

Get Behind the Numbers and Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop

This hands-on workshop provides a step-by step approach to explaining two important financial statements: a profit and loss statement, and a balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within a business and setting realistic financial goals. Participants should bring a calculator and a copy of current financial statements. 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.


The CONEXPO Chile Catalogue Show

With the Chilean economy growing at more than five percent a year for the last 20 years, the country is investing in infrastructure of ports, mining and construction.  Having the world's largest copper mine, Chile signed a free trade agreement with the U.S. and is a major investor in Latin America. It also is a country friendly to American exports. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

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

Cost: $300.

For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Wednesday, Oct. 21

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 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.


Friday, Oct. 23

Social Media Series: Facebook

This final session of a three-part, hands-on workshop series will feature speaker Cindy Neky, a certified Social Media Strategeist, who will lead participants through setting up a business Facebook page; illustrate how a Facebook ad is created; and discuss the best practices for effectively using Facebook. 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 per workshop.

For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.


Tuesday, Oct. 27

QuickBooks: Advanced

This workshop will help participants become more knowledgeable with QuickBooks, the number one management and accounting tool utilized by start-ups and small business entrepreneurs. Topics include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. For Window Users only. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates and 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.

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