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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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

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Sales Boot Camp Certification: What is the Best Approach for YOUR Business?
Date: 4/18/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $399 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

What does every business owner have in common?  They want to meet more customers and sell more.  The problem is that most are experts in their industry, but not at selling.

Join Duquesne University SBDC for a one-day interactive workshop that will help jumpstart your sales and offer you  proven methods for finding new customers, capturing their attention and getting them to commit to the sale. 

Learn the techniques that have worked for thousands to create predictable, consistent sales results that lead to long term customers who are willing to give references..  Leave with cutting-edge solutions that can be implemented easily with a little practice.  

Presenter, Scot Teachout from Peak Performance, will address the following:

·         Before you meet a customer:  Who is the decision maker? How do you find them?  What should you know about them?  How do you get past the gatekeeper? Learn the steps for defining the objective of the meeting and creating a mindset within the customer that will improve your chances of making the sale.

·         Cold Calling:  How to turn the dreaded cold call into a “Yes, let’s meet”. 

·         Networking: Tips for getting the most of the time you spend.

·         Establishing Pain: How to ask the right questions, become an active listener and turn the customer pain into a solution that works for them.

·         Understanding the Decision Maker:  A look at 4 personality types and how each should be approached to create a good rapport and a lasting bond for future sales.

·         Getting the Asking Price:  Methods for working with customers to establish a budget, even if they say they don’t have one, and getting them to pay without remorse later.

·         Presentation Skills:  How to create a more powerful & dynamic presentation than your competitors and motivating a positive response from your customer.

·         Handling Objections: Turning common objections into a sale. 

·         Post Sell and Retention:  An important step in creating a forever customer is following up to make sure there is no buyer’s remorse and that your brand is top of mind during their next purchase round. 

·         Recruiting and Hiring Salespeople:  As a business grows, a sales team becomes an integral piece to the success of the firm.  When should you hire?  Where to look for good sales people?  What are the characteristics of a good salesperson?  What are the exceptions to these characteristics?

 

All attendees will receive a “Boot Camp” Certificate from the Duquesne University SBDC.

 

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Location: Rockwell Hall Room 108, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $399

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 6/6/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event

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 (Payments are Non-refundable)

Location: Butler County Chamber of Commerce

101 East Diamond Street

Lower Level Suite 116, Butler, PA 16003

Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
Date: 6/21/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

Do you want to grow your business? Are you considering hiring a new employee? Do you want to invest in new equipment? Are you seeking new clients? Would a “yes” to any of these be a profitable decision? No one has a crystal ball to know for sure, but successful business owners analyze their current financial situation and project the impact of their decisions. You can too and you don’t have to be an accountant - just a smart entrepreneur. Own your numbers!

 

 

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 your business and set realistic financial goals.

You will leave knowing how to read your statements and how they can be used to increase your profits.

 

 

Bring a calculator and a copy of your current financial statements.

 

Wednesday, June 21

 

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Location:

Duquesne University

Rockwell Hall Room 108

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 6/22/2017
Time: 01:30 PM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop before meeting with one of our consultants. After attending the workshop, you will have the option to meet with a consultant at a later date.

 

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

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108

Cost: $25.00

 

This event is closed to further registrations. Please check the calendar for future dates.

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Beaver)
Date: 7/6/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

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

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 7/11/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event

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: Butler Community Development Corporation, 112 Hollywood Drive, Suite 102 Butler PA 16001

*Note: Parking and entrance in rear of building  

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence)
Date: 7/13/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

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: Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation

100 East Reynolds Street

New Castle, PA 16101

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 7/18/2017
Time: 09:30 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event

This workshop is Full - please check calendar for future dates.


New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop before meeting with one of our consultants. After attending the workshop, you will have the option to meet with a consultant at a later date.

 

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

9:30am - 12:30pm

Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108

Cost: $25.00

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 8/1/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event

This workshop is full

 

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: Butler County Chamber of Commerce

101 East Diamond Street

Lower Level Suite 116, Butler, PA 16003

Export Basics
Date: 8/3/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

 

This course is designed to meet the needs of:

  • Manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs
  • Employees within exporting companies who need a basic knowledge of exporting
  • Service firms seeking to improve their understanding of globalization

 

Course Topics Include:

  • Recognizing and Identifying Export Opportunities
  • Shipping and Payment
  •  Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Exporting
  •  Sources of Information and Assistance
  •  Cultural Issues

 

Date:  Thursday, August 3

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Duquesne University Rockwell Hall Room 108

Abre Tu Negocio
Date: 8/18/2017
Time: 01:00 PM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event

This workshop has been moved to November 3.  Please visit events calendar to register.



This seminar is presented in Spanish. The presenters will cover issues such as how to get a Tax ID Number, fictitious name for the business, trademark the name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios, and business plan development.

 

Este seminario te da una perspectiva amplia de todos los temas que tienes que tener presente antes de empezar un negocio. Tiene dos partes, una de la estructura y la otra de mercadeo. Al final recibirás un cuestionario para que lo llenes y luego lo envías con el formato “Request for Consulting” para así fijar una cita y conversar sobre tu cuestionario de tu empresa.

 

This is the same as the First Step seminar given in English every month at the SBDC.

 

Event time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $25.00


Location:

Duquesne University

Rockwell Hall Room 108
600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence)
Date: 9/13/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

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: Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation

100 East Reynolds Street

New Castle, PA 16101

EXTEMIN 2017: Peru Mining Show
Date: 9/18/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $2400 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Other
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The Biggest Mining Show in Latin America

Booth and Catalogue space available at the IMPACT Project Booth

September 18-22, 2017

 

Trade Show Itinerary

-          September 16: Trip to Lima, Peru.

-          September 17: Arriving to Lima and connecting to Arequipa, Peru. Booth Set up.

-          September 18 : Show Opening

-          September 18-22: Trade show exhibit

-          September 23: Return to U.S.

 

Cost

 

$2400

 

Catalogue Show

$300

 

 The Registration Deadline is August 22

 

We accept: Visa, MasterCard and Discover

If you have any questions, please call our International Program Manager, Brent Rondon at 412.396.5670

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 9/19/2017
Time: 09:30 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop before meeting with one of our consultants. After attending the workshop, you will have the option to meet with a consultant at a later date.

 

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

9:30am - 12:30pm

Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108

Cost: $25.00
Quickbooks Basics
Date: 9/20/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $90 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

This two-day workshop is designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have just started using the software and would like to learn how to set-up a company file, manage expenses and reconcile bank statements.

Attendees will learn:

Day One: (September 20)

  • Introducing the QB Program
  • Company File Set Up & Preferences
  • Sales Process
  • Managing Expenses


Day Two: (September 27)

  • Reports & Graphs
  • Additional Customer Transactions
  • Customizing QuickBooks

Cost for this event is $90 for both days of Quickbooks: Basic, or $150 for all 4 days of Quickbooks: Basic and QuickBooks: Advanced (October 11 and October 18).

 

Event Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Location:

Duquesne University

Rockwell Hall Room 108

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

 

Speaker:  Representative from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Beaver)
Date: 9/21/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

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

Exit Planning For Your Business
Date: 9/29/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $599 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

So you have built a strong business.  What’s next? Are you considering selling or exiting? How can the SBDC help you? Start your planning today by attending the “Exit Planning For Your Business”  workshop at Duquesne University.  At this workshop, you will learn the best strategies for increasing the value of your business, saving on taxes and creative options for selling as well as negotiation skills. 

 

Did you know?

In a survey done by M&A Today, 65% of business owners don’t know the value of their company and 85% don’t have an exit plan.

 

According to a Price Waterhouse Coopers study, failing to do pre-sale planning is the number one reason why business deals fail.

 


 

 

 

Exit Planning For Your Business

September 29, 2017

9:00am - 4:30pm

Rockwell Hall Room 108

 

A light breakfast and lunch are included in the price.

 

Workshop will include:

 

•An overview of the buying and selling atmosphere in Pittsburgh and Western PA

•What is transitional planning?

•Goal setting for your plan 

•Preparing for tomorrow’s sale – revenue reporting, changes in balance sheet, tax strategies, management issues

•Communicating with your employees and vendors about the possible transition

•Different ways to preserve the value of your business

•A review of the pros and cons of different ways to sell a business- ESOP, owner financing, succession, acquisition, leveraged buy-out

•An understanding of how much information you should a potential buyer and in what format 

•Learning the role a broker plays and how to determine if you need one

• How to make or break the transition deal

• A look at methods for valuing a business and which one is right for you

• A review of a sample appraisal

• Tips for paying less taxes and getting a better price for your business

• How to find a business appraiser and important questions to ask them 

• Strategies for increasing the value of your business

• A look at legal contracts- what to expect, what’s negotiable and a list of different legal terms

• Key elements to effectively present your deal

• Tax Review

 

"The course was invaluable. Immediately, I learned some key things and the type of information that I would need to get together to position my business for sale. It was good that I had the information and insight that I could use right away." -2014 Attendee

 

Price:$599


First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 10/3/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

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: Butler County Chamber of Commerce

101 East Diamond Street

Lower Level Suite 116, Butler, PA 16003

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence)
Date: 10/11/2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

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: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Cost:  $25

Location: Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation

100 East Reynolds Street

New Castle, PA 16101

QuickBooks Advanced
Date: 10/11/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $90 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register
 

This two-day workshop is designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have experience using the software and would like to learn how to set-up payroll, manage sales tax, and more.

 

Attendees will learn:

Day One: (October 11)

  • Inventory
  • Time and billing
  • Company file set up & preferences
  • Adjustments and year end procedures


Day Two: (October 18)

  • Sales tax payable
  • Payroll set up
  • Payroll processing

 

Cost for this event is $90 for both days of QuickBooks: Advanced or $150 for all 4 days of QuickBooks: Advanced and QuickBooks: Basic (September 20 and 27).

 

Speaker:  Representative from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C.

 

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Location:

Duquesne University

Rockwell Hall Room 108

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282 

 

Please bring a light sweater/jacket – the lab can be chilly. 

 

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 10/18/2017
Time: 01:30 PM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop before meeting with one of our consultants. After attending the workshop, you will have the option to meet with a consultant at a later date.

 

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

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108

Cost: $25.00
Six Steps to a Better Business
Date: 10/20/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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In this Action-packed workshop you'll walk away with...

  • What are the 6 steps & how do you move your business to the top.
  • How to gain control of your time, team and money.
  • How to turn your marketing into an investment, not an expense.
  • How to multiply your customers, revenue and profits.
  • How to leverage team, systems, technology & marketing.
  • How to recruit, motivate and retain a Winning Team of employees.

Presented by Master Business Coach, Ken Sevick ActionCOACH

$49

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108

 

 

Export Basics
Date: 10/24/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

 

This course is designed to meet the needs of:

  • Manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs
  • Employees within exporting companies who need a basic knowledge of exporting
  • Service firms seeking to improve their understanding of globalization

 

Course Topics Include:

  • Recognizing and Identifying Export Opportunities
  • Shipping and Payment
  •  Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Exporting
  •  Sources of Information and Assistance
  •  Cultural Issues

 

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Duquesne University I Rockwell Hall Room 108

Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

Do you want to grow your business? Are you considering hiring a new employee? Do you want to invest in new equipment? Are you seeking new clients? Would a “yes” to any of these be a profitable decision? No one has a crystal ball to know for sure, but successful business owners analyze their current financial situation and project the impact of their decisions. You can too and you don’t have to be an accountant - just a smart entrepreneur. Own your numbers!

 

 

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 your business and set realistic financial goals.

You will leave knowing how to read your statements and how they can be used to increase your profits.

 

 

Bring a calculator and a copy of your current financial statements.

 

Wednesday, Oct6ober 25

 

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Location:

Duquesne University

Rockwell Hall Room 108

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

10 Ways You Can Use LinkedIn to Prospect More Effectively
Date: 10/27/2017
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

LinkedIn has become the perfect professional platform to help you build your business. In this seminar you will learn 10 ways that will help you develop the skills and knowledge to effectively navigate LinkedIn to find new opportunities, as well as ensure you are found easily by those looking to do business with you. By the end of this seminar you will be able to generate more prospects and referrals from LinkedIn.

Topics that will be covered:

1.       Your 30-Second Commercial.

2.       Adding connections to your network.

3.       How to connecting with the right people.

4.       Building out your lead list.

5.       Following current clients and prospects.

6.       Posting updates.

7.       How joining Groups on LinkedIn can help you.

8.       Celebrating accomplishments of others.

9.       Writing recommendations.

10.   How much time to spend on LinkedIn.

This seminar will be presented by Joel Burstein from Sandler Training.

Date: October 27, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Price: $49

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

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Beaver)
Date: 11/2/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

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

Abre Tu Negocio
Date: 11/3/2017
Time: 01:00 PM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

This seminar is presented in Spanish. The presenters will cover issues such as how to get a Tax ID Number, fictitious name for the business, trademark the name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios, and business plan development.

 

Este seminario te da una perspectiva amplia de todos los temas que tienes que tener presente antes de empezar un negocio. Tiene dos partes, una de la estructura y la otra de mercadeo. Al final recibirás un cuestionario para que lo llenes y luego lo envías con el formato “Request for Consulting” para así fijar una cita y conversar sobre tu cuestionario de tu empresa.

 

This is the same as the First Step seminar given in English every month at the SBDC.

 

Event time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $25.00


Location:

Duquesne University

Rockwell Hall Room 108
600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 11/7/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
register

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: Butler Community Development Corporation, 112 Hollywood Drive, Suite 102 Butler PA 16001

*Note: Parking and entrance in rear of building  

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence)
Date: 11/9/2017
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: Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation

100 East Reynolds Street

New Castle, PA 16101

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 11/10/2017
Time: 09:30 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 before meeting with one of our consultants. After attending the workshop, you will have the option to meet with a consultant at a later date.

 

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

9:30am - 12:30pm

Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108

Cost: $25.00

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 (Butler)
Date: 12/5/2017
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: Butler County Chamber of Commerce

101 East Diamond Street

Lower Level Suite 116, Butler, PA 16003

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence)
Date: 12/7/2017
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: Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation

100 East Reynolds Street

New Castle, PA 16101

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

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