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    November Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Nov. 6
    Leadership Breakfast Series: Advancing Women in Leadership-It Takes a Team 

    The third in a four-part series, this interactive presentation will explore what women leaders need to do to make it "up the ladder," how men can provide support and the challenges that women face. Facilitator Rebecca Harris is director at the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University with more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and marketing specialist. Sponsored by Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. session, Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Duquesne University, 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.

     

    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 724.283.2222 to register or 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/leadership for registration and more information.


    Wednesday, Nov. 7
    Establishing the Relationship-Building the Rapport

    The last in a three-part Sales Series, this seminar will teach participants about the psychological processes involved in establishing rapport and bonding quickly. Other topics include the role of communication in developing rapport; primary elements of communication; active listening; and more.

    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.

     

    QuickBooks Reports

    Attendees familiar with QuickBooks® will learn more about generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBooks® letters. Topics include creating quick reports, creating and customizing preset reports, exporting reports to Microsoft Excel, and generating a budget in QuickBooks®. Co-sponsored by Dennis Piper & Associates and the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45

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

     

    Thursday, Nov. 15
    7th Annual PA Business Technology Conference

    This conference is designed to equip companies with information to make smart technology decisions that will enhance profitability, productivity and market adaptability. Tools, strategies and tips in eMarketing, business intelligence, IT management, finance and accounting, web analytics and security will be addressed. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Cost: $119.

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

     

    Friday, Nov. 16 

    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, Nov. 21

    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.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 29

    Export Basics
    This workshop is designed for manufacturers and technology companies that want to initiate export programs, individuals in exporting companies that require orientation to exporting, and service firms that want to better understand 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 Avenue, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45

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

     

    2012 Year-End Tax Saving Strategies for Small Businesses

    Attendees will learn about the 2012 tax law changes for small businesses, tips for lowering their tax bill and opportunities for adding to their bottom line. Topics include

    year-end tax saving strategies for individuals as well as for businesses, how to use cost segregations studies and like-kind exchanges for tax deferral, and choosing the best entity structure for tax purposes. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates, and sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. 

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45

    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.