Services

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.

Events
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Contact Us

Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall 600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh PA, 15282-0103

Phone: (412) 396-1633

Fax: (412) 396-5884

Email: duqsbdc@duq.edu

Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

 

 

You can also visit us at our offices.  Our primary office is located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  We also have Outreach Offices located in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties.

 

 

 

If you are already in business and would like to request consulting services, please fill out a Request for Consulting Form.

 

 

 

Directions to SBDC Office

After arriving at the Forbes Parking Garage (Directions Listed Below) please follow the following Directions

 

  1. Take the elevator to the first floor of the Forbes Garage
  2. Exit the garage and walk down Forbes Avenue towards downtown; you will pass the Armstrong Tunnels
  3. Make a left onto Boyd street
  4. Enter Rockwell Hall on the Boyd Street entrance (Midway up the hill)
  5. You will enter on the first floor, walk through the set of doors and make a left.
  6. The SBDC is room 108, which is on the left
Directions to the Duquesne University Forbes Parking Garage

Forbes Avenue Parking Garage (Google Maps)

 

NORTH
From I-80:
Follow I-80 to I-79 South Exit 19A. From I-79, proceed to Exit 72, Pittsburgh/I-279 South. Follow I-279 South approximately 15 miles to Exit 8A, I-579 South/Veteran’s Bridge. Look for and follow all signs indicating Mellon Arena. Proceed to the traffic light and turn right onto Washington Place. Proceed through the next two intersections. At the second intersection, turn left onto Forbes Avenue. Parking Garage entrance is in the first block on the right hand side.

 

From I-79 South:
Use Exit 72, Pittsburgh/I-279 South and follow I-279 South approximately 15 miles to Exit 8A, I-579 South/Veteran’s Bridge. Look for and follow all signs indicating Mellon Arena. Proceed to the traffic light and turn right onto Washington Place. Proceed through the next two intersections. At the second intersection, turn left onto Forbes Avenue. Proceed on Forbes to Duquesne University parking garage; turn right at main garage entrance.

 

SOUTH
I-70:
Follow I-70 to I-79 North. Proceed on I-79 North to Exit 59A, Pittsburgh/I-279 North. Follow I-279 North approximately 7 miles through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, staying in the right lane as you approach the tunnel. Use the right exit for Monroeville/I-376 East at the end of the Fort Pitt Bridge. Proceed approximately two-tenths of a mile and exit left at Grant Street/ Exit 1C. Proceed on Grant to the fifth traffic light at Forbes Avenue. Turn right onto Forbes Avenue and proceed approximately one-half mile to Duquesne University parking garage; turn right at main garage entrance.

 

I-79 North:
Use Exit 59A, Pittsburgh/I-279 North. Follow I-279 North approximately 7 miles through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, staying in the right lane as you approach the tunnel.
Use the right exit for Monroeville/I-376 East at the end of the Fort Pitt Bridge.
Proceed approximately two-tenths of a mile and exit left at Grant Street/ Exit 1C.
Proceed on Grant to the fifth traffic light at Forbes Avenue. Turn right onto Forbes Avenue and proceed approximately one-half mile to Duquesne University parking garage; turn right at main garage entrance.

 

PA Route 51 North:
Follow Route 51 North to Liberty Tunnel; turn right into tunnel. Proceed through tunnel and across Liberty Bridge; use Forbes Avenue/Downtown exit. At traffic light, turn right onto Forbes Avenue. Go through two more traffic lights to Duquesne University parking garage; turn right at main garage entrance.

 

EAST
I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike (Westbound)/I-376:
Follow I-76 West to Exit 57, Pittsburgh/Monroeville I-376. Proceed on I-376 West approximately 12 miles to Exit 2B, Blvd. of the Allies. Continue on Blvd. of the Allies approximately one mile staying in the right lane. Blvd. of the Allies divides into a Y as you pass Mercy Hospital (look for helicopter pad on the right). Follow far right lane to stop sign. Proceed straight ahead to Bluff Street and the Duquesne University campus. At the intersection of Bluff Street and McAnulty Drive, turn right down the hill. Proceed through the stop sign; turn right onto Forbes Avenue at the traffic light. Proceed on Forbes to Duquesne University parking garage; turn right at main garage entrance.

 

WEST
PA Route 60/U.S. 22-30 East (Airport Area):
U.S. 22-30 East merges with I-279 North at the intersection with I-79. Follow I- 279 North approximately 7 miles through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, staying in the right lane as you approach the tunnel. Use the right exit for Monroeville/I-376 East at the end of the Fort Pitt Bridge. Proceed approximately two-tenths of a mile and exit left at Grant Street/ Exit 1C. Proceed on Grant to the fifth traffic light at Forbes Avenue. Turn right onto Forbes Avenue and proceed approximately one half mile to Duquesne University parking garage; turn right at main garage entrance.

 

I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike (Eastbound):
Use Exit 28 Cranberry, I-79 South. Follow I-79 South to Exit 72, Pittsburgh/I-279 South. Follow I-279 South approximately 15 miles to Exit 8A, I-579 South/Veteran’s Bridge. Look for and follow all signs indicating Mellon Arena. Proceed to the traffic light and turn right onto Washington Place. Proceed through the next two intersections. At the second intersection, turn left onto Forbes Avenue. Proceed on Forbes to Duquesne University parking garage; turn right at main garage entrance.

 

 


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