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    April Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Thursday, April 7
    Export Documentation with Catherine Thornberry
    Attendees will learn how to avoid compliance mistakes and will discuss topics including managing the export transaction, quoting export orders, implementing incoterms, export insurance and many others. The curriculum is based on course instructor Catherine E. Thornberry’s book, Export Procedures: An Interactive Guide to Export Documentation. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $395.
    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

     

    Friday, April 8
    SBIR/STTR Basics
    More than $2 billion a year is available through federal agencies to technology-based companies that want to commercialize technological innovations through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs. This course will address SBIR/STTR program details, eligibility requirements, program benefits for business and researchers, and other topics.
    Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 5000 Brooktree Road,  #100, Wexford, Pa. Cost: Free.
    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.  

    Monday, April 11
    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials
    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

    Tuesday, April 12
    Build Your Strategic Growth Plan With Andy Birol
    Designed to help small business owners create a strategic growth plan with speaker Andy Birol of Birol Growth Consulting. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $195.
    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

    Thursday, April 14
    Cold Calling: Make the Most of Your Prospecting
    Attendees will learn and practice the approach call and will learn about referrals, networking and communication skills. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

    Wednesday, April 20
    QuickBooks: Advanced
    Topics addressed at this workshop include working with inventory, handling sales tax, processing and accounting of payroll, using estimates and financial reports, among others. Conducted by Dennis Piper & Associates PC. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 101, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

    Tuesday, April 26
    Writing an Effective Business Plan
    Attendees will learn how to set and reach goals in putting together a business plan. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

    Friday, April 29
    How to Win SBIR Awards
    This training course is designed for technology-based small business entrepreneurs, researchers and faculty seeking funding for R&D with plans to submit a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) proposal within the next 12 months. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 5000 Brooktree Road,  #100, Wexford, Pa. Cost: $175.
    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

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