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October Events Hosted by Duquesne's Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, Oct. 4
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 County Chamber of Commerce, 101 East Diamond St., Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Export Basics
This workshop is geared toward manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs; employees within exporting companies who need a basic knowledge of exporting; and service firms seeking to improve their understanding of globalization. Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities; shipping and payment; legal and regulatory aspects of exporting; sources of information and assistance; cultural issues. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Chatham University Women's Business Center, Braun Hall Suite 1, One Woodland Rd., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $49.
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Oct. 6
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver)
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 St., Beaver.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Oct. 7
How to Run an Inbound Marketing Campaign
Attendees will learn how to overcome common marketing problems related to launching that first inbound marketing campaign and discuss the tools and methods to measure the performance of an online marketing campaign. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
10 a.m. to noon, 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.

Thursday, Oct. 13
First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence)
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, Suite 100, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Oct. 14
Abre Tu Negocio
This seminar, which is presented in Spanish, addresses issues such as how to get a Tax ID Number, fictitious name for the business, trademark the 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.
2 to 5 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.

Friday, Oct. 14
QuickBooks: Basic
A two-session workshop for new QuickBooks PC users, this opening session presented by a representative from Dennis Piper & Associates, PC., will introduce participants to the QuickBooks program. Other topics include company file setup and preferences; the sales process; and managing expenses. 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: $90 for both sessions.
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Meet the Lenders (Businesses < 3 Years)
Designed for entrepreneurs in business less than three years, this workshop will help participants learn how to seek financing for their business. Invited speakers include SBA, Liquid Capital, the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development, Huntington Bank and Kiva Zip. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Allegheny County Economic Development, One Chatham Center, Suite 900,112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Oct. 20
Get Behind the Numbers and Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
This hands-on workshop explains two important financial statements: profit-and-loss statement and 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 set realistic financial goals. Participants should bring a calculator and a copy of their 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.

Friday, Oct. 21
QuickBooks: Basic
A two-session workshop for new QuickBooks PC users, this second session presented by a representative from Dennis Piper & Associates, PC., will address reports and graphs; additional customer transactions; and customizing QuickBooks. 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: $90 for both sessions.
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

Monday, Oct. 24
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.
1:30 to 4:30 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. 25
Simple Strategic Planning: Getting Results
This workshop is designed to teach business owners how to put together a strategic plan that is simple, effective and flexible enough to change as a business changes. Topics to be covered include the six key areas needed to plan; strategies for marketing, sales, time management and improving team productivity; and the mindset of a successful business owner and their team. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8 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.

Friday, Oct. 28
QuickBooks: Advanced
This two-session workshop is designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have experience using the software and would like to learn how to set-up payroll, manage sales tax and more. Presented by a representative from Dennis Piper & Associates, PC., session one topics include inventory; time and billing; company file setup and preferences; and adjustments and year-end procedures. 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: $90 for both sessions.
For more information and to register, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu/events or call 412.396.1633.

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