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September Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Thursday, Sept. 2

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, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9:30 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 South Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver, Pa. Cost: Free.

Call 724-775-3944 to register or for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

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, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa. Cost: Free.

Call 724-283-1961 to register or for more information.

Friday, Sept.  10

Business Opportunities in Mexico

This workshop is designed for small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and high-tech and service companies interested in accessing business sectors of Mexico, which is the second largest market for U.S. goods. Topics include the NAFTA Advantage, industry analysis for your company, how to find manufacturing reps and the Trade Mission to Mexico. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $15.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, fictitious name registration, employee issues and more. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Monday, Sept. 20

Export Finance

Attendees will learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Export Import (EXIM) Bank; how state government programs will help when commercial banks are unable to assist your firm; and how to move goods overseas. Additional topics include export documentation such as letters of credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

1:30 to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

QuickBooks: Made Easy

Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports. Conducted by a certified public accountant from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Thursday, Sept.  23

OSHA Compliance: What Small Businesses Need to Know

This workshop, led by an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance specialist, will provide an overview of OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements and general health and safety requirements. Topics include: preparing for an OSHA inspection, what OSHA inspectors look for, how to complete OSHA forms 300, 301 and 300A, and more. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $15.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Writing an Effective Business Plan

Attendees will learn how to set and reach goals in putting together a business plan. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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