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4th Floor Koren Building
718 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.396.6050
Fax: 412.396.2243

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    August Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Aug. 5

    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 St., Morgan Center, Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.2222 for more information.



    Thursday, Aug. 7

    Export Basics

    This workshop is designed for manufacturers and technology companies that want to initiate export programs, individuals from exporting companies who require orientation to 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. 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 noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 798 Turnpike St., Beaver.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.775.3944 for more information.



    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, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 101, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.



    Tuesday, Aug. 12

    Empowering Your Team: Recruiting, Retaining and Inspiring Women in the Workplace

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this event will feature a panel discussion that will address issues in the ever-changing workplace regarding self-empowerment for women; how to build awareness of generational differences; and the critical component that networking and continued education has in providing women with the necessary tools for success. Representatives from USB Financial Service, UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh Health Services and School of Medicine, and Merrill Lynch will be featured panelists. 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.



    Wednesday, Aug. 13

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Military to Business Leadership Connections

    Participants in this webinar will learn how Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA) works with and promotes the strengths of veterans. Facilitator Don Accamando is director of SLPA's military education programs. Sponsored by SLPA.

    Noon to 1 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/webinars for more information and registration.



    Saturday, Aug. 16

    Paralegal Studies Open House

    This information session will include a general information overview of the Paralegal Studies Program and a tour of the facilities. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    9 to 11:10 a.m., Room 810, Libermann Hall, 600 Fifth Ave., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free. For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/paralegal or call 412.396.5600.



    Tuesday, Aug. 19

    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.

    12 to 12:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information.



    Thursday, Aug. 21

    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.

    12 to 12:30 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information.



    Tuesday, Aug. 26

    Certified Financial Planning Information Webinar

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. Program Manager Dr. Erroline Williams and a faculty member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 12:30 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/fp for more information and registration.



    Friday, Aug. 29

    Abre Tu Negocio (Starting a Business-in Spanish)

    Presented in Spanish, this seminar is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs and will cover issues including how to get a Tax ID number, fictitious name for the business, trademark a name, insurance, taxes, legal structures, business licenses, business permits, certifications, obtaining a website, bookkeeping, loan programs, real case scenarios and business plan development. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    6 to 9 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.