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September Events Hosted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center

Thursday, Sept. 13
First Step: Business Startup 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 noon, Suite 100, Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber, 5000 Brooktree Rd., Wexford, Pa.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Social Media Series: LinkedIn
Speaker Joel Burstein will lead participants through setting up a LinkedIn profile, offer tips for best practices and review examples of the ways customers use LinkedIn to find relevant businesses.
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.

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Get Behind the Numbers and Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop
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.
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.

Thursday, Sept. 20
First Step: Business Startup Essentials (City of Duquesne)
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, City of Duquesne Municipal Building Council Chambers, 12 S. Second Street, Duquesne, Pa.
Cost: $25.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

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 noon, 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Finding and Buying the Right Franchise
Participants will learn the pros and cons of becoming a franchise, the steps involved in finding the right franchise and the misconceptions of franchising, 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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