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    October Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Oct. 1

    Export market opportunities, Export Business Plan and Resources

    The first in a 5-part certification program, participants will learn whether their product or service has export potential. Other topics include exporting statistics; what the competition is doing in the global marketplace; and resources available to penetrate a chosen market. Cost includes an international marketing workbook for participants to assess their company's export readiness, business goals and commitment. Attendees must register and attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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 one workshop or $200 to register for all five.

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

     

    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, 101 E Diamond St. Morgan Center, Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.2222 for more information.

     

    Thursday, Oct. 3

    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, 798 Turnpike St., Suite 116, Beaver.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 8

    Neuroscience on the Global Stage: Learning How to Play Nice with Others

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this session will help participants gain a greater understanding of how to create and take a meaningful role in promoting group cooperation within a corporate culture that not only allows, but encourages, open and honest communication, resolution of differences and shared goals that satisfy the company's mission and values, yielding tangible results in terms of business success. The featured presenter, Dr. Barbara Schwarck, is an executive coach, speaker and author who is the chief executive officer and founder of Clear Intentions International. 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.

    Location:  Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom West, 8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.

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

     

    Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods

    The second in a 5-part certification program, participants will learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Export Import (EXIM) Bank and private sources. Topics include how public programs can help when commercial banks can't; how to move goods overseas; understanding export documentation such as letters of credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Grant information will also be available. Attendees must register and attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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 one workshop or $200 to register for all five.

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

     

    Thursday, Oct. 10

    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, 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.

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 15

    U.S. Export Regulations and Controls: International Regulatory Marks and Agreements

    The third in a 5-part certification program, participants will learn about U.S. exports licensing and controls, various types of insurance and end use of a product. Other topics include dealings, the European CE mark, environmental regulations and free trade agreements. Attendees must register and attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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 one workshop or $200 to register for all five.

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

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 16

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

    1:30 to 4:30 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.

     

    Saturday, Oct. 19

    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.

    9 to 9:30 a.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

     

    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.

    10 to 10:30 a.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 22

    International Logistics, Incoterms, Insurance and Carnets

    The fourth in a 5-part certification program, participants will learn about moving goods overseas, including packaging and labeling. Other topics include the role of a freight forwarder; basic export rules; a step-by-step process of filling out certificates of origin, bills of lading and other important documents for export. Attendees must register and attend at least four of the five sessions to receive the certificate. 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 one workshop or $200 to register for all five.

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

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 23

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar: Leading Effective Meetings

    Viewers of this webinar will learn how to present ideas as a meeting participant or discover the tools to make meetings achieve results. 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/webinars for more information and registration.

      

    Thursday, Oct. 24

    QuickBooks: Advanced (For Windows Users)

    The number one management and accounting tool utilized by start-ups and small business entrepreneurs, QuickBooks will be the focus of this workshop. Participants will become more knowledgeable with the program and learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics include inventory; sales tax; payroll; business credit cards; job costing and time tracking. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center in partnership with Dennis Piper & Associates.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $49.

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

     

    Thursday, Oct. 31

    Legal Issues: Intellectual Property, Contracts, Patents, Internet Webpages and Trade Missions

    The final in a 5-part certification program, participants will become familiar with the legalities of exports. Topics include agent and distributor agreements; international contract; how to locate agents, distributors and develop joint ventures; legal systems in the country of export; whether laws apply to the Internet and online sales. Learn how to do global marketing and trade missions. 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.

    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.