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Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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On an average day, Trina Worrell Benjamin handles invoices, returns calls and emails, directs a team of nearly a dozen employees and manages a client roster that has included big names like Rite Aid and Toys“R”Us. She admits her first steps into entrepreneurship were not easy. But with the help of…

Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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Duquesne University SBDC Gears Up for 8th Annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference

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The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting their 8th Annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference on November 21, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Power Center at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.  This conference will equip companies with the information they need to make smart technology decisions that will enhance their profitability, productivity and market adaptability.  

This year’s event includes breakfast, lunch, a tradeshow, and workshops on e-commerce, social media, e-mail, marketing with technology, software, and search engine optimization. The luncheon keynote speaker will be David Bishop, Fellow in Human Sciences and a Senior Designer & Researcher with MAYA, a Pittsburgh-based design consultancy and technology research lab.  Bishop will discuss "The future of Technology: Trillions of Devices all Talking to Each Other" where he will review technology trends for 2014 and beyond, from new products and gadgets to crowd sourcing to the latest competitive threats for small business owners.

During this full day conference, workshops on the following topics will be offered:

Breakout Session 1:

  • Save Time. Save Money. Save Resources: Is now the right time to invest in new technology?
  • 20 Great tech tools that are free, cheap, or easy
  • Smart Strategies: Maximizing your presence & outsmarting your competition

Breakout Session 2:

  • How new features on Pinterest, Facebook and LinkedIn can help your business
  • Chatter Check: How to measure & manage your online reputation
  • Ready to Sell Online: The ABCs of getting started

Breakout Session 3:

  • Google’s Best Tools for Entrepreneurs: An insider’s look at how to save money, time, and headaches
  • Money from the Masses: How to tap online crowd funding sites for seed capital
  • Social Media in10 minutes a day

For the full event agenda, click here.  

Admission is $119 for a full day; however, lunch only tickets and students with an ID will cost $50.  Click here to register.