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April Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Thursday, April 5
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver)
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, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 798 Turnpike St., Beaver.|
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, April 11
Sales Boot Camp Certification
This one-day interactive workshop will help jumpstart sales and offer 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. Attendees will leave with cutting-edge solutions that can be implemented easily. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 108 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $399.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, April 12
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Wexford)
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, Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber, 5000 Brooktree Rd., Suite 100, Wexford.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Export Basics
This course is designed to meet the needs of manufacturers and technology companies seeking to initiate export programs; employees within exporting companies who need to acquire a basic knowledge of exporting; and service firms seeking to improve their understanding of globalization. Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities; shipping and payment; legal and regulatory aspects of exporting; sources of information; and assistance and cultural issues. 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.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, April 13
Social Media Series: Facebook
This hands-on workshop series is designed for individuals who want to learn the simple steps for creating a social media plan and the best tools for their specific market. Speaker Joshua Colbert will lead attendees through setting up a Facebook page for a business, show how a Facebook ad is created and explain best practices for effectively using this low cost tool. 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.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, April 17
First Steps: 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, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 108 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, April 18
Turning Marketing Into Sales: Inbound Marketing for B2B Professionals
Marketing professionals Josh Horton and Chris Vendilli will provide a high-level understanding of the marketing tactics needed to generate leads for websites by creating high-quality content. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Room 108 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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