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    April Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, April 1

    Servant Leadership: A Practical View of Its Advantages

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational and networking event will provide a review and lively discussion of Robert Greenleaf's (founder of the Servant Leadership movement) thesis on servant leadership. The session facilitator will be Tom Crea, a leadership performance coach and president of Blackhawk Consulting Group. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45, which includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.

    For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.4434.

     

    Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Patents, Internet Webpages and Trade Missions

    The last in a five-part certification program, this session will address the legal system of countries to which attendees want to export as well as the impact that linguistic translations can have on sales contracts and material safety data sheets. Other topics include legal questions about international patents, copyrights and trademarks, international contracts, joint ventures and more. 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: $59.

    For more information or to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

     

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Diamond Street, Morgan Center-Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.2222 for more information and to register.

     

    Thursday, April 3

    Finding and Keeping Customers

    The last in a three-part series, this session will provide steps and guidelines on how to set goals for acquiring new customers; develop strategies for achieving those goals; determine the behaviors necessary to support those strategies; make cold calls fun and effective, and much more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 798 Turnpike Street, Beaver, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.775.3944 for more information and to register.

     

    Tuesday, April 8

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Pittsburgh)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, 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 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

      

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Undergraduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's undergraduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    6 to 6:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership/informationsessions for more information and registration.

     

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Graduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7 to 7:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership/informationsessions for more information and registration.

     

    Thursday, April 10

    First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 100 E. Reynolds Street, Suite 100, New Castle.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.

     

    Thursday, April 17

    Export Documentation

    Attendees will learn about topics such as managing the export transaction; quoting export orders; implementing incoterms; working with the EXIM Bank; implementing NAFTA requirements; export insurance, and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $375.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Monday, April 21

    Selling Your Business I: Getting Your Business Ready

    The first in a four-part series, this session will provide an overview of the selling and buying atmosphere in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania regions; an assessment of each attendee's personal and business readiness; and 20 things to prepare for tomorrow's sale, including revenue reporting, changes in balance sheet, tax strategies and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $1,199 for the four-part series.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Monday, April 28

    Selling Your Business II: Taxes and Valuation

    The second in a four-part series, this session will address three methods of valuing a business, and which is right for you; sample appraisal review; tips for paying less taxes and getting a better price; how to find a business appraiser and important questions to ask; and strategies for increasing the value of your business. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $1,199 for the four-part series.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Wednesday, April 30

    Quickbooks Advanced (Window Users Only)

    Attendees will become more knowledgeable with QuickBooks and learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. Co-sponsored by Dennis Piper & Associates and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Shale Supply Chain: Strategies for Marketing Your Business & Best Tips for Networking

    Designed with small business owners in mind, this seminar will feature presenter Matt Henderson from the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, who will discuss the state of the industry, current trends, what the shale supply chain looks like and how it works. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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