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Don Lodge

Don Lodge
Don Lodge is a Business Consultant at the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. He is also a certified business coach who has worked with over 100 small business clients since 2002.  His areas of expertise include profitability improvement, effective sales techniques, and employee relations. 

Typical Cost of a Small Business

Typical Cost of a Small Business

Whether you are starting a new business or operating an existing business, understanding the cost will greatly help you with your business structure. Read more

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Guide to Starting a Sole Prop in PA

Guide to Starting a Sole Prop in PA

A sole proprietorship is the simplest form of business. It's easy to set up, there are minimal paperwork and fees. Let's look at the four steps to start a sole prop in Pennsylvania. Read more

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Managing Cash Flow During the Pandemic

Managing Cash Flow During the Pandemic

In the COVID-19 pandemic era, many businesses are feeling a non-medical symptom: the Cash Pinch. Revenue from sales is down, but expenses still need to be paid. Read more

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Fundraising for Your Startup

Fundraising for Your Startup

If you watch Shark Tank, you might get the impression that all start-ups obtain funding from private investors. In reality, entrepreneurs start with self-funding or bank loans. Read more

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From Net Margin to Sales

From Net Margin to Sales

Start with your desired net income, add your expenses to this number (gross margin), add COGS. This is the sales revenue that you need to make the net income you want! Read more! Read more

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