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The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in southwestern Pennsylvania.

 

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

- 5 or more business days notice: Full refund or may reschedule

- Less than 5 business days notice: No refund, but you can reschedule to another course

 

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Our primary offices are located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Small Business Development Center Duquesne University

108 Rockwell Hall 600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103

 

Phone: (412) 396-6233

Fax: (412) 396-5884

Email: duqsbdc@duq.edu

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

 

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The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in southwestern Pennsylvania.
20th Annual Entrepreneur's Growth & Networking Conference
Date: 6/7/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $139
Event Type: Conference

Join us for the 20th Annual Entrepreneur's Growth & Networking Conference

 

When: Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Where: Duquesne University, Union Building 4th floor, Pittsburgh PA

Cost:

Full Day (includes breakfast, lunch): $139

Half Day: $79

Lunch Only: $50

Student: $50 (ID required)

 

A premier networking & informational event for western PA small businesses held at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Over 400 small business managers and owners expected.

8:30 – 9:00

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:50

Forward Progress: Leveraging Leadership, Focus & Process to Surpass Goals & Find Success

10:00 – 11:10

Breakout Session I

  • Private Investor Intrigue: Is your Business a Candidate for Debt or Equity Financing?
  • Turn Around Tales: Turning Setbacks Into Success
  • Fuel Your Marketing Funnel:  How to Attract More Prospects & Convert More to Customers
  • The Playbook for Turning Your Good Idea Into a Great Business

11:20 – 12:25

Breakout Session II

  • How to Rev Up Your Website's Selling Power
  • Launch Like a Boss:  Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Start-Up Strategies
  • HR Basics for Business: From Hiring to Healthcare & More
  • Be Discovered: The Places Your Business Needs To Be Online & How to Get There

12:35 – 2:00

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker - Michael DelGrosso

2:00 – 3:15

Business Building Tradeshow

  • Meet out sponsors and exhibitors
  • Dessert & Networking

3:15 – 4:15

Breakout Session III

  • Let's Meet Pittsburgh's Small Business Lenders
  • Time Saving (and FREE) Tools, Hacks & Apps for Small Business Owners
  • Negotiate to Win: How Pros Get To Yes, Close More Deals & Get Better Terms
  • The Wild, Wild Web: Using ecommerce To Sell Your Product

*If registering for a Table of 10 feel free to email sbdc@duq.edu with a list of the ten attendees at your table

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