QuickBooks advanced

OCT. 12—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host QuickBooks Advanced from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The workshop will help one become more knowledgeable with the program and help one learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics discussed include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. This is for Windows users only. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Open house

OCT. 12—Robert Morris University will host a Graduate Studies Open House from 5-7 p.m. at Robert Morris University Main Campus, Sewall Center, 3rd floor. Staff and faculty will be on hand to answer any questions about the university’s academic programs and the admissions process. Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. For more information, call Susan Campbell at 412-397-5204 or e-mail Campbell@rmu.edu.

Awards gala

OCT. 14—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host the 7th Annual Walk of Excellence Awards and Silent Auction from 6-10 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh, One Bigelow Square, Downtown. The celebration is to recognize the achievements of minority-owned businesses and to honor the corporations and organizations committed to diversity. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-391-4423.

Basics workshop

OCT. 15—SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop from 8:30-1 p.m. at the PNC-YMCA, 2nd floor, 236 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This workshop is facilitated by working professionals and will teach the tools needed to get new businesses off on the right start. Topics that will be discussed include business plan development, record keeping, taxes, financing, marketing and other legal aspects. Registration is requested by Oct. 12 and a continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130 or 131 or visit ­www.pittsburgh.score.org.

Social media workshop

OCT. 18—Cindy Neky will host “3 Social Media Sites Every Consultant Should Use and Why” from 8-10 a.m. at Sigmas Conference and Event Center, 1717 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. Necky is president of Marketing Pathways and a certified social media strategist and will teach the social media sites that are best for one’s business and which sites will make the greatest impact in getting solid leads and customers. Registration is requested. For more information, call Michael Couch at 412-952-9036.

Opportunities fair

OCT. 19—The Government Agency Coordination Office of California University of Pennsylvania and the Government Contracting Assistance Center of Slippery Rock University will host the 24th Annual Procurement Opportunity Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North. This is an annual networking event for government contract and subcontract opportunities. Registration is requested. For more information, call Tracy Julian at 724-938-5881 or e-mail julian@calu.edu.

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