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) 396-6233

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,

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What's Happening?

Learn more about the IMPACT Latin American Trade Mission from Duquesne SBDC Director Dr. Mary McKinney and Global Business Manager Brent Rondon in a KQV Radio Interview

Join us for a special, hands-on workshop series designed for organizations who want to learn the simple steps for creating a social media plan and the best tools for their specific market.

Join us for Abre Tu Negocio, the Spanish version of our First Step: Business Start-up Essentials Class, on October 9.

Get behind the numbers & increase your profits with our Understanding Financial Statements Workshop beginning September 22nd

Congratulations: We are excited to annouce 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.