MAY 2—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center presents Get Behind The Numbers: Understanding Financial Statements, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15282. This hands-on workshop takes a step-by step approach to 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 within your business and set realistic financial goals. Cost: $49. For more information, call 412-396-6322.
Business Diversity & Contracting Conference
MAY 3—The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host C3: Creating Opportunities, Connecting Resources and Contracting Diversity, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Alumni Hall (former Masonic Temple), 4227 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.15260. This daylong event will provide opportunities to network with federal, state, and local government agencies, prime contractors, universities, etc. For the full agenda or to register, visit http://entrepreneur.pitt.edu/events/c3.
MAY 9—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center presents First Step: Business Start-up Essentials, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. Topics include: Business Structure and Formation; Fictitious Name Registration; Insurance; Taxation, Government Procurement, and more. Cost $25. Call 412-396-6322 for more information.
Risk Management Workshop
MAY 10—The Chatham University Women’s Business Center presents Minimizing The Risks of Liability In Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chatham Eastside Entrepreneurship Hub, 6535 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 15206. Many businesses struggle with how to sustain the business and avoid risk and legal liability. In this seminar, attorney Beth Slagle of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott will address a number of those challenging areas, including: Contracts, Insurance, Indemnification, Employee/Independent Contractor Classification, and what to do if a claim is made against your business. The event is free, but registration is required and limited to the first 50 participants. To register, or for more information, call 412-365-1448.
MAY 16—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host Using QuickBooks Online Version, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. A representative from Dennis Piper & Associates will guide attendees through a Product Overview, setting up company file, importing data; Navigating, home, customer and vendor centers, transaction; Recording Transactions; sales & expenses, Quick Create menu; Reporting, common reports, reports by version, and customizing, and Advanced Topics, including credit card payments, payroll and Apps Center. Cost: $49. Call 412-396-6233.
African American Chamber Luncheon
MAY 17—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA will hold its annual meeting and luncheon, beginning at 11 a.m., in the 17th floor Grand Ballroom at the Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh 15219. The luncheon will feature a keynote address by Duquesne Light President and CEO Richard Riazzi. Tickets are $75 for members and $90 for non-members. RSVP is required by May 11. Call 412-392-0610 for more information.
Entrepreneur’s Growth and Networking Conference
JUNE 7—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host its 20th Annual Entrepreneur’s Growth and Networking Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., in the Union Building, 4th Floor. The daylong event will include multiple breakout sessions, lunch with keynote speaker Michael DelGrosso and a business building trade show. More than 400 small business managers and owners are expected to attend. Cost: Full Day, including breakfast and lunch, $139; Half Day, $79; Lunch Only, $50. For more information, call 412-396-6233.
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