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October Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, Oct. 3
QuickBooks Basics, Day One
This two-day workshop is designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have just started using the software and would like to learn how to set-up a company file, manage expenses and reconcile bank statements. The second day of this workshop will be Wednesday, Oct. 10. 9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $90 for both days.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Oct. 5
Exit Planning for Your Business
At this workshop, attendees will learn the best strategies for increasing the value of a business, saving on taxes and creative options for selling as well as negotiation skills. The workshop will include an overview of buying and selling in Western Pennsylvania, communication in transition, goal setting and preparing tax information, among other topics.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $599 (includes a light breakfast and lunch)
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
QuickBooks Basics, Day Two
This two-day workshop is designed for QuickBooks PC Users who have just started using the software and would like to learn how to set-up a company file, manage expenses and reconcile bank statements.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $90 for both days.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Opening Your Business Using Facebook
Participants will learn how to open a business using no-cost tools on Facebook. Attendees must bring photos of their product or service and marketing materials. All participants will leave the seminar with a Facebook page for their business. This seminar is presented in Spanish.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $25 ($20 for members of La Cámara de Comercio Hispana)
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Friday, Oct. 12
Powerful Marketing Techniques That Optimize Results
This workshop will help participants uncover powerful marketing techniques that can be quickly implement to achieve fast results. Attendees will come away with fresh ideas and new ways of thinking to help develop impactful marketing campaigns that are unique and designed to compel action.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 798 Turnpike St., Beaver.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
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, Westminster College, 319 S Market St., New Wilmington.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
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 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.

Friday, Oct. 19
Holding Your Team Accountable: Building and Maintaining Accountability in Your Business
This practical workshop will help business owners learn how to address the different challenges of establishing and maintaining accountability with team members in their businesses. Participants will be guided through the different steps of accountability along with the education, tools and processes needed to change management styles.
9 a.m., Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $49.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Writing a Business Plan
Business consultants will walk participants through a simple step-by-step process for putting together a plan that will allow them to communicate that the operational and financial success of the business is feasible. Every attendee will receive a Writing a Business Plan guide.
9 a.m. to noon, 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.

Powerful Marketing Techniques That Optimize Results
Participants will learn about how to avoid compliance mistakes, manage export transactions, write export orders, implement NAFTA requirements and export documentation review, among other topics.
9 a.m. to noon, 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.

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