Cancellation Policy

If you are registered for a class and are unable to attend, please notify the SBDC at (412) 396-1633. Attendee substitutions can be made at any time and at no cost. The following cancellation/rescheduling policy applies to all classes unless noted otherwise:

 

- 10 or more business days notice: Refund minus $25 administrative fee, or you can reschedule to another course within 12 months of workshop date.

 

- Less than 10 business days notice: No refund, but you can reschedule to another course within 12 months of workshop date.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is highly recommended for all SBDC workshops. An additional $10 same-day registration fee will be added to the cost of the workshop for payment at the door – checks only, please no cash.
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Our primary offices are located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103

 

Phone: (412) 396-1633

Fax: (412) 396-5884

Email: duqsbdc@duq.edu

Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30 PM

 

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Export Documentation and Compliance
Date: 11/16/2017
Time: 08:30 AM
Price: $399 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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 Take your understanding of export procedures and documentation to the next level!

 

This seminar offers an in-depth understanding of export procedures combined with a thorough ‘hands on’ review of the appropriate documentation required to ensure a smooth and compliant international transaction.   Firms that rely on exports to enhance their bottom line can feel confident that attendees will have the training and references to succeed in today’s complex international trade environment.

 

Every topic in the course is presented in terms of actual transactions and the paperwork associated with each stage of the export process.  Each chapter in the textbook contains forms, flow charts, and other valuable reference materials.  Topics covered include:     

- Incoterms

- Methods of Payment including Letters of Credit

- Managing Export Quotations

- Export Regulations and Compliance

- Export Documentation Review

- Practical exercises

- Export Financing (Duquesne SBDC will present this topic)

 

Who should attend?

Experienced international operators including: shipping managers, traffic managers, purchasing managers, shipping personnel, compliance officers and anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge of international shipping practices and procedures.

 

Event Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa, 15282

 

 

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Beaver)
Date: 11/17/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session covering the following topics:

 

  • Business Structure and Formation
  • Fictitious Name Registration
  • Employee Issues
  • Insurance
  • Government Procurement
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Financing Options
  • Taxation Requirements
  • Major Components of the Business Plan

 

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:  $25

Location: 798 Turnpike Street

Beaver, PA 15009

Work for Yourself @ 50+ (Carnegie Library - Hill District)
Date: 12/5/2017
Time: 05:00 PM
Price: $15 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ will help low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The two hour workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals. Along with this, you will also receive a 72 page workbook and resource guide.

 

The workshop will be offered on Tuesday December 5th, at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hill District, 2177 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

 

The decision to start a business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps:

 

·         A careful consideration of the potential and perils of working for yourself

·         Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea

·         A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity

·         Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams

·         Ways to find trustworthy support and services

 

 

The cost to attend is $15. Seats fill up quickly so please register as soon as possible.

 

 

Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible through a grant from The Hartford.

 

Overcoming What's Holding You Back in Your Business
Date: 12/8/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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Many business owners are challenged with getting their team members to change with the business.  Your business now demands better decisions, actions, and behaviors on a daily basis. Unfortunately, some team members won’t make the necessary changes to move at the pace of the business. Even with training, your team may be hesitant to move  forward.  There may be obstacles of barriers that are holding them back but you can’t seem to find them.  To add to the challenge, you may not know what to do once you’ve discovered the obstacle or barrier.

 

In this intriguing and enlightening seminar, you learn how to approach the challenges that business owners are facing with making changes with their team and with their own approach to business.

 

Some of the topics Ken will cover are:

 

  • Holding teams accountable
  • The Formula for Making  Change
  • Effectively  Communicating with Different Profiles
  • Looking both Internally and Externally at obstacles and barriers

 

You’ll take away concepts and tools that you can put to work in your business immediately!

 

Date: Friday, December 8

Time: 9-11AM

Location: Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 1/11/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session covering the following topics:

 

·         Business Structure and Formation

·         Fictitious Name Registration

·         Employee Issues

·         Insurance

·         Government Procurement

·         Environmental Concerns

·         Financing Options

·         Taxation Requirements

·         Major Components of the Business Plan

 

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:  $25

Location:

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 3/8/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session covering the following topics:

 

·         Business Structure and Formation

·         Fictitious Name Registration

·         Employee Issues

·         Insurance

·         Government Procurement

·         Environmental Concerns

·         Financing Options

·         Taxation Requirements

·         Major Components of the Business Plan

 

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:  $25

Location:

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090
First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 3/8/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $ (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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EXPOMIN Chile 2018
Date: 4/23/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $2400 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Other
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EXPOMIN: CHILE

The Biggest Mining Show in Latin America Booth and Catalogue space available at the IMPACT Project Booth April 23-27, 2018


 

EXPOMIN:

 

 

The Chilean economy has been growing at over 5% a year for the last 20 years! Hungry for growth, the country is investing in infrastructure of ports, mining and construction. Having the world’s largest copper mine, Chile signed a free trade agreement with the U.S.

 

Expomin Show

· This is an invitation for your company to exhibit with us at EXPOMIN.

·EXPOMIN, which is organized by FISA, stands out as an outstanding showcase for mining innovation and technological solutions.

· Over 1600 exhibitors, and 80,000 attendees that range from dealers and distributors to producers.

· Countries include: Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, U.S. and Canada.

· Industries: Mining equipment, software, conveyors, electrical equipment, fire safety, underground mining, dust control, water treatment, mineral processing & coal preparation, crushing, grinding and screening equipment, power generation, energy systems, process controls.

 

 

Deadline to apply: March 1st, 2018

 

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 5/10/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session covering the following topics:

 

·         Business Structure and Formation

·         Fictitious Name Registration

·         Employee Issues

·         Insurance

·         Government Procurement

·         Environmental Concerns

·         Financing Options

·         Taxation Requirements

·         Major Components of the Business Plan

 

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:  $25

Location:

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 7/12/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session covering the following topics:

 

·         Business Structure and Formation

·         Fictitious Name Registration

·         Employee Issues

·         Insurance

·         Government Procurement

·         Environmental Concerns

·         Financing Options

·         Taxation Requirements

·         Major Components of the Business Plan

 

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:  $25

Location:

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 7/12/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $ (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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EXPOMINA: Peru Mining Show 2018
Date: 9/12/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $2400 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Other
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EXPOMINA: PERU MINING SHOW 2018

 

 

The Most Important Mining Event in Peru for 2018.The IMPACT PROJECT is offering Booth and Catalogue space at subsidized rates due to the MDCP grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.


EXPOMINA:

 

 

Peru is the fastest growing economy in Latin America, with a 6% average annual growth rate. Mining constitutes more than half of total exports at 58% and 14.4 percent of GDP in 2016.

With huge reserves on copper, gold, tin and silver, the new President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wants to increase production with a $20 billion investments in mining and energy and $15 billion in water.

 

Expomina Show

· EXPOMINA is the show with over 850 exhibitors, and 40,000 visitors.

· The visitors include executives, professionals and service providers in the industry, international delegations, and regional government representatives.

· The Expomina Peru is accompanied by important forums on topics such as mining, investments, communications and environmental.

· There will be international pavilions from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, United States, and the UK.

· Industries: Mining equipment, water treatment, software, conveyors, electrical equipment, fire safety, underground mining, dust control, mineral processing & coal preparation, crushing, grinding and screening equipment, power generation, energy systems, railroad eq., process controls.

 

 

Deadline to apply: July 27, 2018

 

 

Exhibit Banner in Spanish plus Booth Space 

 

$2400

 

 

Catalogue Show(Need 50 Brochures)

 

$300

 

For more information check out:

 

 

 

 

Click Here to View Ideal Company Profile

 

 

 

 

 

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 9/13/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session covering the following topics:

 

·         Business Structure and Formation

·         Fictitious Name Registration

·         Employee Issues

·         Insurance

·         Government Procurement

·         Environmental Concerns

·         Financing Options

·         Taxation Requirements

·         Major Components of the Business Plan

 

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:  $25

Location:

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 11/8/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session covering the following topics:

 

·         Business Structure and Formation

·         Fictitious Name Registration

·         Employee Issues

·         Insurance

·         Government Procurement

·         Environmental Concerns

·         Financing Options

·         Taxation Requirements

·         Major Components of the Business Plan

 

Event time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost:  $25

Location:

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090