March 2020 Events Hosted by Duquesne's Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, Mar. 10
First Step: Business 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, Mar. 11
Business Registration Days
Work with business consultants to form a business entity in real time. Learn how to register a business online and how to complete all of the related paperwork. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.      

Thursday, Mar. 12
Facebook Marketing Advanced
Learn the basics and tools for using Facebook for small businesses. Learn how to create, design and post effective marketing and advertising campaigns, and create a Facebook Page and Facebook Group. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 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, Mar. 12
First Step: Business Essentials (Wexford)
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., North Regional Chamber of Commerce,5000 Brooktree Road., Wexford.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.      

Friday, Mar. 13
Lead the Change 4 Impactful Areas of Leadership
Learn how to address some of the critical areas of leadership personally and professionally. Walk away with the knowledge, tools and guidance needed to start implementing change in an organization. Work in four impactful areas of leadership training including communicating simply and powerfully, resolving unproductivity conflict, engaging and mobilizing employees, and leading change. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 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, Mar. 18
Cybersecurity Forum
This workshop discusses several important cybersecurity issues for small businesses, including managing IT resources to reduce risks, cybersecurity best practices, cyber-awareness, employee cybersecurity training, and what to do after a breach. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Cross Creek Resort, 3815 Route PA-8, Titusville.
Cost: Free.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.       

Thursday, Mar. 19
Fundamentals of an Effective Website
This workshop helps entrepreneurs build and create cost-effectives website for their businesses. Topics covered include cost-effective tools to make a website stand out, major factors in estimating costs and the timeline to build a website, difference between agency, freelancer, and online website builders, factors that can improve the process while keeping costs down, and recommended tools and resources. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:30 a.m. 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.      

Thursday, Mar. 19
First Step: Business Start Up Essentials (New Castle/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 Street., New Castle.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.       

Thursday, Mar. 25
First Step: Business 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 12:00 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.      

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