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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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108 Rockwell Hall

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Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103

 

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Chile and Peru: Two Leading Markets for Infrastructure, Construction and Mining
Date: 2/20/2018
Time: 08:30 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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Chile and Peru:

Two Leading Markets for Infrastructure, Construction and Mining.

                             

Chile just elected a new President, Sebastian Piñera, who is pro capitalist, pro mining and pro-business. Chile counts with the world’s biggest copper mine and is the world’s leading producer of copper, gold, silver and lithium.  Chile’s economic growth is set for 3% per year!

 

Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is investing over $20 billion in mining, energy and water. The country is stable and many U.S. companies already do business there. The country is set to grow over 3% per year!

 

Join a panel of experts who will be presenting up to date information on Chile and Peru.

 

Topics:

·         Export Strategies to enter Peru and Chile. Industry briefings.

·         Best ways to find reps and distributors, and how to deal with them.

·        Invitation to join the Trade Shows to Chile and Peru. www.sbdc.duq.edu/impact

 

Date: February 20, 2018

Time: 8:30am to 10:30am

Location: SMC Business Councils | 600 Cranberry Woods Drive, Suite 190
Cranberry Township, PA 16066 | www.smc.org |www.buypittsburghfirst.com

RSVP at www.sbdc.duq.edu

Fee: Free due to the MDCP grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

 

Sponsored by:

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, MDCP grant. Global Business Program at Duquesne University’s SBDC, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, SBA, U.S. Commercial Service, PA-DCED, Confluent Translations, RL Swearer, Pinillas Plazas & Associados Colombia. Villar, Carreras Abogados Peru.

Work for Yourself @ 50+ (Carnegie Library - Homewood)
Date: 2/28/2018
Time: 05:30 PM
Price: $0 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event

The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce that it is offering Work for Yourself@50+ workshops in our community.

 

  Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Carnegie Library Homewood. 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

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 90-minute workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals.

 

To learn more about Work for Yourself@50+, please visit aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself.   Contact AARP Foundation at 888-339-5617 to register for this exciting FREE workshop that includes a 72 page workbook and resource guide.

 

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

 

Transitioning Workers into Entrepreneurs
Date: 3/6/2018
Time: 09:30 AM
Price: $0 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event

Are you Unemployed and looking become an entrepreneur?

Considering venturing into entrepreneurship? Duquesne University Small Business Development Center has introduced a program that assists workers in transition to start their own business. The Transitioning Workers into Entrepreneurs (TWE)  program consists of a 4-day training program plus counseling / mentoring sessions to assist in transitioning from unemployment into business ownership. This program will connect those who are unemployed, but considering entrepreneurship as their next career move, with resources that will allow them to get started.

More than half of Americans are unhappy in their current jobs. Many unemployed workers are forced to take a job they are unsuited for or uninterested in just to pay the bills. They spend their days dreaming about an idea  for a product or service and need some professional assistance in taking their idea to the next level. The start-up training program seeks to assist unemployed prospective entrepreneurs in living out their dreams by providing the necessary assistance and knowledge to move forward.

 

Dates: Tuesday, March 6 - Friday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Duquesne University SBDC, 108 Rockwell Hall , 600 Forbes Avenue , Pittsburgh, PA 16282

Cost: Free

For more information: To register, contact Doug Harding at hardingd@duq.edu

 

Transitioning Workers into Entrepreneurs participants learn how-to:

  • Register a business
  • Write a business plan
  • Craft a marketing strategy
  • Create marketing materials
  • Understand social media
  • Prepare financial projections
  • Seek financing resources
  • Think like an entrepreneur

What does it take to be an entrepreneur?

Passion

Entrepreneurs must be passionate about their business idea and confident that they will succeed. It is important to consider that the idea you pick is one you have a great deal of interest in and knowledge about. Passion drives people to action and action drives success.

Enthusiasm

When entrepreneurs are enthusiastic about their business, it shows other people that they can maintain a positive attitude. Positivity influences not just entrepreneurs, but their stakeholders as well. Enthusiasm assists in overcoming entrepreneurs' greatest challenges and inspires confidence in their business.

Persistence

Persistence puts entrepreneurs ahead of the game by giving them the will to achieve with the attitude to succeed. They will encounter many obstacles and oppositions on the road to success but must overcome them. The notion that success does not come without hard work is true.

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 3/6/2018
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-12:30 pm

Cost:  $25

Location: Butler County Chamber of Commerce

101 East Diamond Street

Lower Level Suite 116, Butler, PA 16003

Export Documentation
Date: 3/7/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $395 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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Do you want your export transactions to be profitable?

            Come and learn how to avoid compliance mistakes to insure your profits!  In today’s high security environment, you cannot afford to operate in the dark!

 

            The course curriculum is designed around “Export Procedures: An Interactive Guide to Export Documentation,” dealing with every facet of the export process.  The author of the textbook and highly-rated speaker, Catherine E. Thornberry, will instruct the course.  Exporting firms can have confidence that their employees who complete the class will have the training and references required to process export orders with speed and accuracy.

 

Course Topics:

            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.  Subjects covered include:

·         Managing the Export Transaction

·         Quoting Export Orders

·         Implementing Incoterms

·         Working with the EXIM Bank

·         Implementing NAFTA Requirements

·         Export Insurance

·         Shipping and Packaging Issues

·         Using Letters of Credit and Sight Drafts

·         Complying with U.S. Government Export Regulations

Who should attend the course?

·         Anyone with “hands-on” responsibility for organizing, administering, or processing export orders in small medium or large firms.

·         Firms involved in or considering exporting who want to understand the administrative issues and costs involved.

·         Employees in firms who want a refresher course on recent changes in export regulations and procedures along with a valuable, up-to-date textbook and references.

 

 

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
2018 11th Annual Lawrence County Women’s Conference
Date: 3/10/2018
Time: 08:00 AM
Price: $25 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Conference
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Mission: Delivered by women, for women, the Lawrence County Women’s Conference delivers top contacts and resources to enhance and engage women of all stages of life – Driven to foster the development of following individual dreams, the Conference focuses on sparking ideas by providing networking tools to help women initially grasp their dream --- and then follow it!

 

Join us for a high-energy, fun filled day with educational and motivational speakers, vendors, shopping, and networking all day!  You will become captivated by the days topics, thrilled while shopping to support local, women owned businesses, and leave satisfied as you develop new relationships with women from all faucets of life.

 

Featured Keynote Speaker:  Darieth Chisolm

Darieth Chisolm is an Emmy Award Winning TV Host, Former NBC News Anchor, Coach, Speaker, Author, Visibility and Media Strategist. Darieth recently celebrated becoming one of the Top 10 Trailblazer in Pittsburgh. Her online video podcast show, Hustle & heart TV was a Top 10 Finalist for the 2015 Podcast Awards for Best Video Podcast and was ranked #1 on iTunes for over two months with subscribers and viewers in several different countries. She was recently recognized as a SHERO Award Recipient and finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year by Pittsburgh Style Week.Darieth coaches people to become more visible, confident and outrageously successful, conveying their brand, message and mission to the world.In her book, Hustle: Why Now is the Time to Unleash Your Passion, Darieth features a strong collection of powerful and motivating stories to help her readers move into inspired action and accomplish their goals and dreams.Darieth spent 25 years as a television news anchor at WPXI in Pittsburgh, where she was the trusted authority for the hundreds of thousands every night at 10PM and 11 PM. In addition to her media experience, Darieth became a very successful network marketer, becoming the 54th highest paid distributor with It Works Global, a network marketing company with over 70 thousand representatives.

 

 

 

Early sponsors include
UPMC, McElwain Motors, Stramba Farm & Fiber Mill, Wampum Hardware, Arts & Education at the Hoyt, True North, PHN Charitable Foundation, Lawrence County TPA, Robb Leonard Mulvihill, and LIFE Lawrence County.  Brought to you by the United Way of Lawrence County, Duquesne SBDC.
 

 

Location:Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub at Olde Stonewall, 1495 Mercer Road, Ellwood City PA 16117

 

Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
Date: 3/13/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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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.

 

Date:  Tuesday, March 13

 

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Location:

Duquesne University

Rockwell Hall Room 108

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Quickbooks Basics
Date: 3/21/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $90 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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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: (March 21)

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


Day Two: (March 28)

  • 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 (April 25 and May 9).

 

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

Social Media Series: LinkedIn and Facebook
Date: 3/23/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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Social Media can be a great tool for introducing your organization to potential customers, vendors and employees. Once a plan is in place and begins working, you are able to take it one step further and begin engaging and grabbing the attention of your prospects. Every business should be taking advantage of this low cost method for increasing sales – are you?
 
Join us for a special, hands-on, workshop series designed for organizations who want to learn the simple steps for creating a social media plan and the best tools for their specific market.
 
Part I: LinkedIn (March 23)
Speaker Joel Burstein will lead you through setting up a LinkedIn profile; offer tips for best practices and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers like yours to help them find businesses like you.
 
 
Part II: Facebook (April 13)
Facebook for Business to Business companies– Speaker Joshua Colbert will lead you through setting up a Facebook page for your business, show how a Facebook ad is created, and inform you on the best practices for effectively using this low cost tool.
 
Location: Duquesne University
108 Rockwell Hall
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15282
Event Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $60 for both sessions (LinkedIn and Facebook) or $49 for one session
Work for Yourself @ 50+ (Carnegie Library - Braddock)
Date: 3/28/2018
Time: 05:30 PM
Price: $0 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
 

The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce that it is offering Work for Yourself@50+ workshops in our community.

 

  Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Carnegie Library Braddock. 419 Library St, Braddock, PA.

 

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 90-minute workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals.

 

To learn more about Work for Yourself@50+, please visit aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself.   Contact AARP Foundation at 888-339-5617 to register for this exciting FREE workshop that includes a 72 page workbook and resource guide.

 

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

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Beaver)
Date: 4/5/2018
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: 798 Turnpike Street

Beaver, PA 15009

Sales Boot Camp Certification
Date: 4/11/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $399 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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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: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $399

Export Basics
Date: 4/12/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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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:  April 12, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: TBD

Fee:  $49

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 4/17/2018
Time: 01:30 PM
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

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108

Cost: $25.00 non-refundable

Turning Marketing Into Sales: Inbound Marketing for B2B Professionals
Date: 4/18/2018
Time: 09:30 AM
Price: $0 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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If you’ve ever wondered how to:

...get found on Google?

...get more traffic to your website?

...get more inquiries online?

...connect the dots between marketing and sales for more accurate marketing/advertising ROI calculations?

...streamline and automate more of your sales process?

...how to use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning or marketing automation in your business?

 

Then this is FREE workshop for you. Join, self-proclaimed marketing nerds Josh Horton and Chris Vendilli, as they spearhead a presentation focused on lead generation with a B2B focus. You can have the nicest website in the world, but what good is it if your best prospects can’t find it? You may say, your website is SEO optimized, but are you creating high quality content for your buyer personas? 

 

Statistics show the majority of the people entering a B2B website are taking no action and leaving within seconds. Why? Most of them aren't ready to buy. During this session, Chris and Josh will explain the importance of knowing your buyer persona, as well as how to nurture your leads based on where they're at in the funnel (buyer's journey). By the end of the presentation you'll have a high-level understanding of the marketing tactics needed to turn your website into a lead generating machine!

 

 

Suggested attendees:

 

CEO’s, Owners/Founders

 

Sales team associates, directors,  managers or VP’s

 

Marketing team associates, directors, managers, VP’s

 

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 9:30am-12pm

Location:

Duquesne University Rockwell Hall 108

600 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

 

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

 

Special $500 discount to companies who register for ExpoMin Chile and ExpoMina Peru (sept) - pay only $4300 for both

 

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QuickBooks Advanced
Date: 4/25/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $90 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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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: (April 25)

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


Day Two: (May 9)

  • 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 (March 21 and March 28).

 

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 

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 5/9/2018
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 non-refundable

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 5/10/2018
Time: 12:30 PM
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

Using QuickBooks Online Version
Date: 5/16/2018
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $49 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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QuickBooks offers an online version for business owners and this workshop at Duquesne University will provide a product overview including navigation, recording transactions, and reporting.

 

The day will include:

  • Product Overview – Importing Data, Setting up Company File
  • Navigating – Home, Customer & Vendor Centers, Transaction
  • Recording Transactions: Sales & Expenses, Quick Create Menu
  • Reporting: Common Reports, Reports by Version, Customizing
  • Advanced Topics: Credit Card Payments, Payroll, App Center

The cost for this workshop is $49.

 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Location:

Duquesne University

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

 

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

20th Annual Entrepeneur's Growth & Networking Conference
Date: 6/7/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $139 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Conference
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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)

 

More info to come soon!!

 

 

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

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Beaver)
Date: 6/14/2018
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: 798 Turnpike Street

Beaver, PA 15009

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 6/19/2018
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 non-refundable

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 7/3/2018
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-12:30 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 (Wexford)
Date: 7/12/2018
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:

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 8/20/2018
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 non-refundable

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 9/4/2018
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-12:30 pm

Cost:  $25

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

*Note: Parking and entrance in rear of building  

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
register

 

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.

 

SBDC Form

 

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: 12:30 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. 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 (Pittsburgh)
Date: 9/20/2018
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 non-refundable

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 10/17/2018
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

9:30am - 12:30pm

Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall Room 108

Cost: $25.00 non-refundable

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 11/6/2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: $ (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-12:30 pm

Cost:  $25

Location:

Butler County Chamber of Commerce

101 E. Diamond St. Morgan Center, Lower Level

Suite 116

Butler, PA 16003

 

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
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-12:30 pm

Cost:  $25

Location:

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Rd, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090
First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Date: 11/13/2018
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 non-refundable