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September Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, Sept. 13
First Step: Business Start-Up 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.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, Sept. 19
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.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 27
QuickBooks: Basics
This two-day workshop is designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have just started using the software and would like to learn how to set-up a company file, manage expenses and reconcile bank statements. 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: Basic, or $150 for all four days of Quickbooks: Basic and QuickBooks: Advanced (Oct. 11 and Oct. 18).
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Sept. 21
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 St., Beaver.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Sept. 29
Exit Planning for Your Business
Attendees at this workshop will learn the best strategies for increasing the value of their business, saving on taxes and creative options for selling as well as negotiation skills. Other topics to be covered include an overview of the buying and selling atmosphere in Pittsburgh and Western Pa.; transitional planning; ways to preserve the value of your business; and learning the role a broker plays, among several others. A light breakfast and lunch are included in the price. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rockwell Hall Room 108, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $599.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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