Duquesne Small Business Development Center

Helping businesses start,

grow and prosper

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. 
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Our primary offices are located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.


Duquesne University

Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103


Phone: (412) 396-1633

Fax: (412) 396-5884

Email: duqsbdc@duq.edu

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


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Program to Assist Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Areas of Assistace



Mission - the mission of PIE is to provide management and technical consulting assistance and training to immigrant entrepreneurs interested in starting and / or growing a business.


PIE Offers at no charge consulting assistance in the following areas:

  • Business planning
  • Marketing strategy and market research
  • Technology planning
  • Advertising and sales promotion
  • Financial planning
  • Accounting and basic recordkeeping
  • Loan proposal preparation
  • Grant proposal preparation
  • Business taxes
  • Licensing procedure and regulations
  • Personnel recruitment, benefits and policies
  • Business organization structuring
  • General business management
  • Negotiation process
  • Business process management


Other Programs and Services


Environmental Management (EMAP)

Provide current and prospective small business owner with no-cost, confidential environmental regulatory and energy efficiency information.


Global Business Program

Offers one-to-one consulting assistance for long-term export and import planning and business exchanges.


Training programs and seminars

Present timely information at low cost to small business owners. Topics include entrepreneurship, financial planning, e-commerce, business planning, technology planning and marketing strategy.



Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?


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PIE Program

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Tel 412-396-6233, Fax 412-396-5884