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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


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


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Provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge needed to make smart decisions 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. Our main office is located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. We also offer services in our outreach locations in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence.


Our Services Include

Through our consulting services and training workshops we can provide education in the following areas:

  • Accounting and basic recordkeeping
  • Advertising and sales promotion
  • Business organization structuring
  • Business planning
  • Business registration and licensing
  • Business taxes
  • Energy efficiency and waste minimization
  • Environmental management strategies
  • Export Basics
  • Financial planning and cash-flow analysis
  • Finding sources of financing for environmental upgrades
  • General business management
  • Health and safety requirements
  • Marketing strategy and market research
  • New technology development
  • Personnel recruitment, benefits, and policies
  • Strategic direction and planning

    Get acquainted with the Small Business Development Center:


    Program History

    The Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University was founded in 1986. The Duquesne University SBDC is one of 18 SBDC's in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers.


    The Duquesne SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence countries. (Environmental and International Programs service a wider range of counties) From helping aspiring entrepreneurs turn ideas into businesses, to helping small firms expand, to providing the information every business person needs to make critical decisions, the SBDC is the resource entrepreneurs in all industry sectors can turn to for help - help that can make the difference between success and failure.


    Some Statistics

    In 2014, the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center provided the following services:

    Consulting to 451 Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses over 5723 hours

    63 Educational Programs attended by 1270 Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

    Participating in and promoting four open houses


    Staff Expertise 

    All services are provided by our staff of highly qualified business consultants who have both consulting and business ownership expertise.

    If you would like more information on how the Duquesne University SBDC can assist you with your business, please contact us by: form, phone 412.396.6233, or email