Duquesne Small Business Development Center

Helping businesses start,

grow and prosper

Start a Business Grow a Business Planning for the Future

The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in southwestern Pennsylvania.


Management Consulting

International Business Operations

Environmental Management Assistance

Specialized Consulting for Technology Firms

Training Workshops


Contact Us

Duquesne University

Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall 600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103


P: (412) 396-1633

F: (412) 396-5884

E: duqsbdc@duq.edu

H: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 


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Information You Need to Start Your Small Business: Web Pages, PDFs,

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What's Happening?

So you have built a strong business.  What’s next? Are you considering selling or exiting? How can the SBDC help you? Start your planning today by attending the Exit Planning For Your Business a full- day event at Duquesne University.

Join us for Export Certification Training! This will be a strong hands-on training program and is ideal for exporters of all experience levels. Topics include export market opportunities, legal issues, financing and much more.

Considering venturing into entrepreneurship? Duquesne University Small Business Development Center has introduced a program that assists workers in transition to start their own business. The Transition into Business Ownership (TBO)  program consists of a 4-day training program plus counseling / mentoring sessions to assist in transitioning from unemployment into business ownership.


Congratulations: We are excited to announce that our Business Consultant Gonzalo Manchego recently received the Inclusive Innovation Award from Urban Innovation21. Five of Gonzalo's clients were winners in the Hill Business Plan Contest.