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Rich Longo

Rich Longo Rich Longo is currently the Interim Director of Duquesne University/School of Business/ Small Business Development Center (SBDC) where he assists new and existing businesses in the areas of business plan development: financial forecasting/financial statement development: marketing strategy and implementation plans. Rich is also certified in Technology Commercialization.

7 Hard Money Lessons for Small Businesses

7 Hard Money Lessons for Small Businesses

A lot of uncertainty from this pandemic surrounds business owners and important decisions must be made for a future that is difficult to predict. These 7 tips shouldn't only apply to life during the COVID-19 pandemic; we should all learn to become money savers throughout our financial careers. Read more

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Blog SBIR and STTR 101

Blog SBIR and STTR 101

Forward-thinking small businesses are likely trying to implement innovative technology into their marketplace constantly. For their efforts, funding is often necessary, but how should a small business owner proceed? The answer is simple: SBIR and STTR. Read more

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Starting a Small Business Checklist

Starting a Small Business Checklist

Starting a small business takes the vision of the gaps in the market, not the gaps you think there are in your personal universe. You need research, smarts and self-confidence, and a measure of fearlessness. Read more

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The Importance of a Business Plan

The Importance of a Business Plan

A business plan is a very important and strategic tool for entrepreneurs. A good business plan not only helps entrepreneurs focus on the specific steps necessary for them to make business ideas succeed, but it also helps them to achieve short-term and long-term objectives. Read more

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The 5Cs of Credit

The 5Cs of Credit

Anytime you seek to borrow money, the first question a lender will most likely ask is "What is your credit score?" Simply defined, your credit score is a barometer creditors and lenders use to determine your ability to pay bills in a timely fashion. Read more

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