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December Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Get Behind the Numbers and 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. Participants are asked to bring a calculator and a copy of current financial statements. 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, Dec. 6
Barriers to Exporting to the United Kingdom
This seminar, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Association and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), will review trade policies for exporting to the United Kingdom.
8:30 a.m. to noon, Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

AARP Work for Yourself @ 50­+
AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @ 50+ helps low- and moderate-income adults age 50 and older gain the knowledge, support and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. Participants will review the Work for Yourself @ 50+ materials and learn how to connect with local resources to help them reach their goals. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Library of Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Dec. 7
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver)
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.

Thursday, Dec. 13
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence)
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 Regional Chamber of Commerce, 325 E. Washington St., New Castle.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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