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March Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, March 5
Cybersecurity: Must-Haves for Small Businesses
Attendees will learn how to proactively protect business data and prevent cyber-attacks.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $35.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, March 6
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., Penn Hills Library, 1037 Stotler Rd., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, March 12
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver)
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 12:30 p.m., Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 798 Turnpike St., Beaver.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, March 20
Proven Strategies for Growth
This workshop is for owners of established businesses looking to increase sales through exporting, government procurement, and the use of digital marketing and social media.
8 a.m. to noon, Student Union Building 16, Penn State Beaver Campus, 100 University Dr., Monaca, Pa.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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, March 21
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 12:30 p.m., Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 325 E. Washington St., New Castle.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Thursday, March 28
Boost Your Website's Visibility: SEO 101
In this workshop, presenter Chris Vendilli will discuss key techniques to optimize websites and increase visibility.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $35.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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