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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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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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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First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Beaver)
Date: 12/7/2018
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 (Lawrence)
Date: 12/13/2018
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: 10:00am-12pm

Cost:  $25 

Location: Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce

325 E. Washington Street

New Castle, PA 16101

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 1/10/2019
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: 1/16/2019
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. 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: 9:30am-12pm

Cost:  $25 

Location: Duquesne University SBDC

108 Rockwell Hall 600 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103

 

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence)
Date: 1/17/2019
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: 10:00am-12pm

Cost:  $25 

Location: Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce

325 E. Washington Street

New Castle, PA 16101

Exit Planning For Your Business
Date: 1/25/2019
Time: 09:00 AM
Price: $599 (see refund policy in the box to the left)
Event Type: Training Event
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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

January 25, 2019

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: 3/5/2019
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 E. Diamond St. Morgan Center, Lower Level

Suite 116

Butler, PA 16003

 

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)
Date: 7/11/2019
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 (Butler)
Date: 9/3/2019
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 E. Diamond St. Morgan Center, Lower Level

Suite 116

Butler, PA 16003

 

First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
Date: 11/5/2019
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:

Community Development Center Butler

120 Hollywood Dr. #101

Butler, PA 16001