Our primary offices are located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Small Business Development Center
108 Rockwell Hall
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103
Phone: (412) 396-6233
Fax: (412) 396-5884
Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30 PM
Unemployed and looking to start a business? Learn About the Venture Into Entrepreneurship (VIE) program:
The no-cost 4-day training program consists of consulting/mentoring sessions to assist in transitioning from unemployment into entrepreneurship. This program will connect those who are unemployed, but considering entrepreneurship as their next career move, with resources that will allow them to get started.
Are you about to start a business? The SBDC can help:
1st: New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience can start working with the Small Business Development Center by attending our "First Step: Business Start-up Essentials" Workshop at no-charge. These 2-3 hour workshops are offered in several locations - our offices at Duquesne University, as well as Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties.
2nd: After attending the First Step: Business Essentials Workshop, take a look at the additional resources our SBDC has made available for start-ups -
3rd: After attending the workshop and reviewing our additional resources, if you still have questions about starting a business, you have the option to complete a "Request for Consulting" form. Once the form is received, you will be contacted by a business consultant within 10 business days to schedule an appointment.
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