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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.396.6050
Fax: 412.396.2243

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    Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Sept. 4
    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 and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.1961 to register or for more information.

    Tuesday, Sept. 11

    Leadership Breakfast Series: Managing Self-Talk in a Multicultural Workforce

    The first in a four-part series, this event will help attendees learn how to develop a road map of self-talk when dealing with diverse people or situations by drawing on present moment, active listening schema. The session will be divided in three parts: Why are we here?, Our World from the Top: The Challenges of the New Global Economy and An Introduction to Active Listening as a Tool to Manage Self-Talk. Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, founder and president of the strategic consulting firm Rodriguez & Associates, will facilitate the session. Sponsored by Duquesne’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

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

    Cost: $45 or $135 for all four sessions in the series. Fee includes parking, continental breakfast and handout materials.

    For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.5600.

    Adult Student Information Webinar

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

    Noon to 1 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 and registration.

    Wednesday, Sept. 12

    QuickBooks: Made Easy

    Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports from a certified public accountant from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. 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: $45.

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

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

    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.

    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.

    Information Session: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program

    Learn more about Duquesne University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. The program manager 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.

    5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Room 219, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

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

    Thursday, Sept. 13
    Import Basics

    The U.S. imports far more than exports. Since 9/11, new import regulations put importers on the front line against terrorism with a series of new requirements and responsibilities. Attendees will review these responsibilities and learn how to protect their company from unnecessary delays in getting goods through Customs and avoid significant penalties. 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: $45.

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

    Adult Student Information Webinar

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

    Noon to 1 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 and registration.

    Thursday, September 20

    First Step: Business Start-Up 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.

    Wednesday, Sept. 26
    Cold Calling: Make the Most of Your Prospecting

    The first in a three-part Sales Series, this seminar will help attendees learn how to master the approach call, referrals, networking and communication skills. 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: $45 or $120 for the series.

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

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar: Conducting Performance Reviews and Appraisals
    This webinar will examine how to assess performance effectively, give employees constructive ongoing feedback, conduct the performance review meeting and follow-through to enhance the value of an evaluation. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 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 and registration.
    Thursday, Sept. 27
    2nd Annual TCOMM Event

    This interactive conference is geared toward small businesses and innovators who want to create and commercialize new technologies. Topics include Visions Realized, where successful entrepreneurs tell their story; What Innovators Need to Know About Patent Protection & Changing Laws; Challenges of Commercializing Clean Technology; and Go Global: Taking Your Technology Abroad, among others. Presented by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, Innovation Parntership, Clean Technology Resource Center, and the Center for Green and Sustainable Business.

    8:30 a.m., registration, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., conference, Holiday Inn at University Center Oakland, 100 Lytton Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $25.

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

    Duquesne University

    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 10,000-plus 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.