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Duquesne SBDC gets funding via CARES Act

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Here's how the money will be put to work to help small businesses deal with Covid-19 related challenges.

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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Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference Set for November 13 at Duquesne University SBDC

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The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting their 9th Annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference on November 13, 2014 at the Student Union 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 will feature a technology think tank that will discuss how to keep data safe and the types of tech tool used to ensure sustainability.  The event will also include breakfast, a discussion panel, lunch keynote speaker, nine expert led workshops, network opportunities, and a tradeshow.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Anind Dey, Director of Human Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Dey will discuss the innovative ways people in the next 5 to 10 years will connect through mobile devices, gaming and computers.

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

Breakout Session 1:
    •  Promote, Engage, Sell: The Anatomy of a Powerful Digital Marketing Campaign
    •  How to Build, Manage and Promote Your Own Do-It-Yourself Website
    •  Emerging Trends in Telecommunications

Breakout Session 2:
    •  Lessons In LinkedIn: How to Leverage Today’s Lead Generation Powerhouse
    •  Compel and Sell: Content and Calls to Action That Get Results
    •  Great Google Tools to Grow, Connect, Organize and Sell

Breakout Session 3:
   •  High-Impact Email Marketing: Best Practices and Winning Strategies
   •  A 15-Step Guide to Getting More Traffic to Your Website with SEO
   •  Show Me, Don't Tell Me: The Power of Images and Video to Grow Your Business

For the full event agenda, click here.  Admission for the full day is $119, admission for lunch only is $50.