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MARCH 31—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “Break the Rules and Close More Deals” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the university’s Rockwell Hall, Room 108, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is the first of three sessions in the Sales Series, Peak Performance Management will teach individuals about superior selling. Attendees will learn how to deal with lost opportunities, slipping margins, complacency and market share, among other topics. Registration is required and the cost is $45. Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc.
MARCH 31—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host an 8(a) and HUBZone Certification & Contracting Day with hourly appointments being conducted from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., North Side. Individuals are asked to call to schedule an appointment. It is free to the public. MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. To register contact Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560, ext. 109.
APRIL 1—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This week’s theme is “Steeltown Heroes.” This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $5 fee. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. Call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit www.jessicaleesong.com.
APRIL 8—Pittsburgh Professional Women will host “Am I Googleable? Workshop for Professionals” from 9-11 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Greentree, 101 Radisson Dr., Greentree. Beth Caldwell, a publicity expert and author, will discuss the seven publicity secrets to help a business get found online. Registration is required and the cost is $29 for members and $39 for non-members. Call 412-202-6983.
APRIL 8—The Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center will host “Doing Business with the Commonwealth” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. This workshop will provide information to individuals interested in doing business with the government. Topics that will be discussed include locating state contracting opportunities; how the state purchases goods and services; using state contracting to grow a business and more. There will also be information about certification of minority- and women-owned businesses. Reservations are required by April 5. The workshop is free. Call 724-537-4572.
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