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October Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Wednesday, Oct. 18
QuickBooks: Advanced
This two-day 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. A representative from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. will be the event speaker. 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 days of QuickBooks: Advanced. For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Oct. 12
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Wexford)
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, Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber, 5000 Brooktree Rd., Wexford.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Oct. 13
Getting Attention: How to Get Publicity for Your Business
This workshop allows small business owners to discover potential opportunities to get in front of customers, many of which are free. Speaker Janelle Aslam, owner of Start Something Solutions, will offer a wide range of tools and give clear examples of publicity for any growing business. Attendees will learn about the different types of publicity; the importance of relationship building; and creating a social media and online presence, among other things. 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.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
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: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Oct. 20
Six Steps to a Better Business
Attendees will learn how to turn marketing into an investment; how to multiply customers, revenue and profits; how to leverage team, systems, technology and marketing; how to recruit and motivate a winning team of employees, and more. 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.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, Oct. 24
Export Basics
This course is designed to meet the needs of manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs; employees within exporting companies who need to acquire 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 and cultural issues. 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.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
This hands-on workshop takes a step-by-step approach to explaining 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. 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.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Oct. 26
Cybersecurity: How to Prevent Potential Threats
Attendees will learn how to proactively protect important data by focusing on storage, employee training, keeping secure systems and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 to 11 a.m., SMC Small Business Councils, 600 Cranberry Woods Drive, #190, Cranberry.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Oct. 27
10 Ways You Can Use LinkedIn to Prospect More Effectively
This seminar will provide tactics to effectively navigate LinkedIn to find new opportunities and generate more prospects and referrals. Topics covered include posting updates, building out a lead list, connecting with the right people, writing recommendations and more. 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.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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