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May Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Saturday, May 1

Paralegal Institute Information Session

Attendees will learn more about the paralegal profession and program. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

9 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.1643 or email police@duq.edu for more information.

Thursday, May 6

Export Basics: Increase Your Profits by Selling Overseas

Designed for new and prospective exporters, this program covers the essential elements of international business. Topics include shipping and payment; legal and regulatory aspects of exporting; and cultural issues, among others. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center Global Business Program in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Regional Export Network of Southwestern Pa., the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, the US Department of Commerce and the US Small Business Administration.

9 a.m. to noon, the Cranberry Township Municipal Building Community Room, 2525 Rochester Rd, Cranberry Township, Pa., 16066. Cost: $45.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Friday, May 7

The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Sophomore Year

A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will learn about board development, what boards should know about fundraising and ethical decision making. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $50 or $35 for three or more individuals from the same nonprofit.

Call 412.396.6231 or email nli@duq.edu for more information.

Tuesday, May 11

QuickBooks® Report

Designed to help individuals who are familiar with QuickBooks® expand their knowledge in generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBooks® letters. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates. 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: $45.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Diversity and Inclusion: Organizational Assets for the 21st Century

Attendees will explore cultural competence and expand their knowledge of diversity to better ensure their ability to work and lead effectively in their respective organizations. This presentation will include information on the business case for cultural competence in organizations and skill development through interactive learning. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $99 or $89 for Duquesne alumni.

Call 412.396.5600 or email leadership@duq.edu for more information.

Friday, May 14

The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Junior Year

A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will learn about the CEO/board relationship, better board meetings, board committees and accountability. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $50 or $35 for three or more individuals from the same nonprofit.

Call 412.396.6231 or email nli@duq.edu for more information.

Tuesday, May 18

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 University Small Business Development Center staff.

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

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Wednesday, May 19

Sales: Cold Calling—Make the Most of Your Prospecting

The final in the three-part Sales Series, this workshop will cover topics including referral techniques, networking techniques, communication style preference and common approach calls, 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., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Tuesday, May 25 through Thursday, May 27

Emerging Women’s Leadership Conference

Designed to help prepare the next generation of women business leaders, this conference will provide women with the opportunity to develop their business and leadership skills. Instructor Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy is the founder and president of Rodriguez and Associates, a strategic consulting firm in Pittsburgh that specializes in a customized approach to women’s advancement in organizations. Continuing education credits are available.

Sponsored by the Beard Institute at Duquesne University.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, the Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.

Cost: $1,800 per person, which includes materials, instruction, assessments, parking and meals. Register before April 1 and receive a $100 discount.

Call 412.396.4493 or email colemanl@duq.edu to register and for more information.

Wednesday, May 26

One Day Do-It-Yourself Marketing Plan

Attendees will spend this daylong event working to develop a marketing plan with Dan Droz of Droz and Associates. 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: $195.

Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

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