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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. 

How to Start a Sole Proprietorship in Pennsylvania

How to Start a Sole Proprietorship in Pennsylvania

A sole proprietorship is the simplest and most common form of business. It's easy to set up, there are minimal paperwork and fees, and you are in complete control. Read more

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Managing Cash Flow in a Crisis

Managing Cash Flow in a Crisis

In the COVID-19 pandemic era we are in, many businesses are feeling a non-medical symptom: the "Cash Pinch." Revenue from sales is down, but expenses (and principal on loans) still need to be paid. Read more

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Angel Investors Venture Capital and Crowdfunding

Angel Investors Venture Capital and Crowdfunding

If you watch Shark Tank, you might get the impression that all start-ups obtain funding from private investors. Let's take a look at three other ways of funding: crowdfunding, angel investors and venture capital. Who knows? One of these may be right for you. Read more

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Planning for Profitability

Planning for Profitability

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Putting even minimal effort into planning improves your chances of being successful. Read more

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Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product

You are a dog lover. You want only the best for your beloved Labradoodle. In fact, you are very picky about the canine company your dog keeps. So you have an idea for an app: Rin-Tin-Tinder, the Dog Dating App. Read more

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