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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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What Is a DBA? Registering a Fictitious Business Name in Pennsylvania

What Is a DBA? Registering a Fictitious Business Name in Pennsylvania

This fictitious name is also considered as doing business as or a DBA and a registration is necessary to protect the legal brand name of the business. 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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