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Oct. 2019 Events Hosted by the Small Business Development Center

Friday, Oct. 4
Sales Boot Camp
Attendees will learn about cold calling, networking, recruiting and hiring salespeople, handling objections and more. The speaker will be Scot Teachout from Peak Performance-Sandler Training. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $399.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.  

Wednesday, Oct. 9
Facebook Marketing: Everything You Need!
This workshop will explain the basics and tools for using Facebook for small businesses. Attendees will create a Facebook Page, Facebook Group, and effective marketing and ad campaigns on Facebook. The speaker will be Digital Marketing Strategist Ray Sidney-Smith.
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $399.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.  

Thursday, Oct. 10
Proven Strategies for Growth
Attendees will learn how to finance growth and increase sales through exporting, government procurement and digital marketing. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8:00 a.m. to noon, Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5000 Brooktree Road, Wexford.
Cost: Free. For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.  

Tuesday, Oct. 15
E-Commerce: Ramping Up in a Competitive Landscape
This workshop will walk attendees through fundamentals of e-commerce such as e-commerce platforms, shipping, taxes, search optimization and social media marketing. The speaker will be Robb Luther from Pittsburgh Internet Consulting. 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: $35.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.  

Wednesday, Oct. 16
QuickBooks Desktop- Basics
This QuickBooks workshop will cover essential features of the QuickBooks Desktop Version including introducing the program, setting up company files and preferences, managing expenses and more. The speaker will be Alivia Davis from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. 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: $49.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.  

Thursday, Oct. 17
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 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.  

Tuesday, Oct. 22
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.  

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