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February Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Thursday, Feb. 7
Get Behind the Numbers and Increase Your Profits
This hands-on workshop takes a step-by-step approach in 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 and set realistic financial goals. Attendees are asked to bring a calculator and a copy of current financial statements.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
AARP Work for Yourself @ 50+
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., Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Feb. 15
Simple Strategic Planning
This workshop is designed to teach business owners how to put together a strategic plan that is simple, effective and flexible enough to change as a business changes. Topics covered include a solid format and structure for planning; strategies for marketing, sales, time management and improving team productivity; among others. Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 19
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 noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, Feb. 21
Make the World Your Market: Start Exploring!
Topics addressed during this workshop include global market opportunities, international shipping and payment, international legal aspects and lessons learned from a female-owned exporting business, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

First Step: Business Startup 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, Disability Options Network Services, 831 Harrison St., New Castle.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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