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March Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, March 6
First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler)
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 12:30 p.m., Butler County Chamber of Commerce, 101 East Diamond St., Lower Level Suite 116, Butler.
Cost: $25. For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Transitioning Workers into Entrepreneurs
This program consists of a four-day training program plus counseling/mentoring sessions to assist in transitioning from unemployment into business ownership.  Participants will learn how to register a business, write a business plan, craft a marketing strategy and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 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.

Wednesday, March 7
Export Documentation
Attendees will learn how to avoid compliance mistakes to insure profits. Topics covered include managing the export transaction, quoting expert orders, implementing incoterms and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m., Room 108 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $395.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, March 8
First Step: Business Start-Up 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.

Tuesday, March 13
Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
This hands-on workshop takes a step-by-step approach to explaining two important financial statements: profit and loss statement, and balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within a business and set realistic financial goals. Participants are asked to bring a calculator and a copy of current financial statements. 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.

Wednesday, March 21
QuickBooks: Basics-Day One
This two-day workshop is designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have just started using the software and would like to learn how to set-up a company file, manage expenses and reconcile bank statements. 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: $90.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, March 22
First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence)
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, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, 325 E. Washington St., New Castle.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, March 23
Social Media Series: LinkedIn and 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 Joel Burstein will lead attendees through setting up LinkedIn profiles and 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.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, March 28
Work for Yourself @ 50­+ (Carnegie Library-Braddock)
AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @ 50+ helps low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. Participants will review the Work for Yourself @ 50+ materials and learn how to connect with local resources to help them reach their goals.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Braddock, 419 Library St., Braddock.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, contact AARP Foundation at 1-888-339-5617.

QuickBooks: Basics-Day Two
This two-day workshop is designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have just started using the software and would like to learn how to set-up a company file, manage expenses and reconcile bank statements. 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: $90.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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