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21st Annual Entrepreneurs Growth and Networking Conference Slated at Duquesne

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Duquesne University will host the 21st annual Entrepreneurs Growth and Networking Conference on Thursday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Duquesne Union. The region's largest and longest-running entrepreneur event will feature 12 growth-driving workshops, three breakout sessions and a trade show.

Mark F. DeSantis, chief executive officer of RoadBotics and an executive in residence at Duquesne's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, will deliver the morning keynote address at 9 a.m. on How to Create Something from Nothing: Never Give Up!

Bill Molyneaux, vice president and co-owner of Molyneaux Tile Carpet Wood, will join Melissa Molyneaux McFarland, chief operating officer at the company, to present Leverage Your Team for Success at the 12:30 p.m. luncheon.

"The new economy presents both opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs," said SBDC Director Dr. Mary McKinney. "Take time to attend and learn how you can capitalize on emerging technologies and business trends to grow your business and harness the opportunities."

Conference participants can learn how to achieve "hockey stick" growth, boost sales, leverage social media, raise money and start/grow a business. Workshop hosts include experts and entrepreneurs who will offer numerous ideas on growing a business. Among the topics to be addressed are pricing for greater profits, raising money for growth, and selling to government and global markets.

For more information on the conference and to register, visit www.duq.edu/growth.

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