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    March Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Thursday, March 1

    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, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9:30 a.m. to noon, the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 South Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver, Pa. Cost: Free.
    Call 724-775-3944 to register and for more information.

    Tuesday, March 6

    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, 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.

    Wednesday, March 7

    Doing Business with the Commonwealth

    Attendees at this workshop will learn how their small business can pursue contract opportunities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Topics include where to find state business opportunities, how state government purchases goods and services, and government programs that help small businesses. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free

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

    Thursday, March 8

    The 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, 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.

    Friday, March 9

    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, 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 Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free

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

    Tuesday, March 13

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Participants will learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer any questions. 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, March 15

    NASE Webinar: Top 5 Tax Questions For the Self-Employed

    Attendees at this tax webinar will learn how to get organized, search for deductions and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 to 11 a.m.

    Cost: Free.

    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. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer any questions. 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.

    Wednesday, March 21

    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, March 22

    REACH Conference for Trade With the European Union: A Chemical Regulation Compliance Event

    This workshop is designed for businesses that export products to the European Union and are required to meet REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances) regulations. Topics include US industry concerns about REACH, interrelationships and overlap among the EU regulations, overview of costs and resources needed for REACH compliance, and others.

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $75.

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

    Friday, March 23

    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 602, 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.

    Tuesday, March 27

    Export Market Opportunities, Export Business Plan and Resources

    The first in a 5-part certification program, this workshop will help attendees identify if their product or service has export potential. Topics include exporting statistics, competition in the global marketplace and available resources. Attendees need to register and attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions in order to receive the certificate. 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: $175 for all 5 sessions or $45 per session.

    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 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.