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September Business Events

Thursday, Sept. 10
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’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
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.

Tuesday, Sept. 15
Quickbooks® Made Easy
Designed to provide information to broaden skills and answer questions, this workshop will address topics, including how to set up company files, develop company lists, process customer invoices and payments, record vendor invoices and payments, and reconcile bank accounts.
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. Cost: $45
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
Doing Business With the Commonwealth
Designed for small business owners interested in learning about contracting opportunities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this workshop will also address certification of minority-owned and women-owned businesses. 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. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 17
Breaking Into the Trade Game: Session 1
Part one of a six-session series, this workshop will address increasing profits by entering world markets, export statistics and resources available to penetrate the market.
Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $299.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.
 
Monday, Sept. 21
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’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff.
1:30 to 4:30 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.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 29           
Writing an Effective Business Plan
Focused on the importance of a business plan, this seminar is designed for accountants, business consultants, financial experts and business owners who are starting up, expanding or seeking increased profitability. Topics include where to look for financing, preparing financial statements and cash flow projections, and software packages that can help, among others.
Sponsored by the Duquesne University 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.

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