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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WebNotes contain brief articles and full length guides on business management topics as well as tools for business planning.



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

Videos, and More!



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.

A special thanks to our 2016 Entrepreneur's Growth and Networking Conference Sponsors for another successful year!

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.