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Phone: 412.396.6050
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    September Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Sept. 2

    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, Butler Community Development Corporation, 111 Woody Drive, Butler.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.1691 to register and for more information.



    Wednesday, Sept. 3

    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.

    12 to 12:30 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.



    Monday, Sept. 8

    How to Import into the U.S.

    This workshop will address requirements and responsibilities for importing into the United States. Topics include legal issues of importing; harmonized tariff schedule classifications and duties; how to meet import requirements; and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). 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.



    Tuesday, Sept. 9

    Toxic Workplace Behavior: The Leader's Role for Resolution

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this event will address the importance of a leader's role as a key component in creating a healthy, positive culture where productivity can flourish. The workshop facilitator is Dr. Mitch Nickols, an executive coach and expert in leadership training. 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. For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.4434.



    Certified Financial Planning Information Webinar

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. Program Manager Dr. Erroline Williams 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 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

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



    Wednesday, Sept. 10

    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.

    12 to 12:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.



    Monday, Sept. 15

    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.

    5 to 5:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.



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

    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 101, 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.



    Wednesday, Sept. 17

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Women Need Mentors-How to Find and Be a Mentor

    Participants in this webinar will address how women can benefit from both having a mentor and being a mentor; studies indicating that mentoring is widely considered to be a critical component to career success; how mentoring presents an advantage to a woman's career mobility. Facilitator Dr. Erroline Williams is director of professional development and corporate outreach at Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA). Sponsored by SLPA.

    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, Sept. 18

    Latin American Business Opportunities

    This seminar is designed for manufacturers, technology and service companies who have Latin American sales and marketing teams, managers and logistic providers. Topics include Top 10 growth industries for U.S. exports in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile; how to find Latin American distributors, agents and representatives; upcoming business trade missions to

    Latin America; and obstacles and how to overcome them, among others. 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.



    Monday, Sept. 22

    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.

    5 to 5:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free. Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for more information.



    Thursday, Sept. 25

    Six Steps to a Better Business

    Attendees at this workshop will learn about the six steps and how to move their business to the top. Other topics include how to gain control of your time, team and money; turn marketing into an investment, not an expense; and how to multiply customers, revenue and profits, among others. Presented by Ken Sevick, owner of ActionCOACH. 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.



    Friday, Sept. 26

    QuickBooks: Basic Training

    This is the first of a series of three workshops designed to broaden QuickBooks skills. Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports. Presented by 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: $49 Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.



    Tuesday, Sept. 30

    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, 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, 100 East Reynolds St., New Castle.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.658.1488 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.