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Duquesne University SBDC provides resources to small businesses to help them start, grow, and prosper. Our consultants and partners share their knowledge and expertise on various topics such as starting a business, marketing, technology commercialization, buying a business, and financing.

Marketing Tips for Reopening During the Coronavirus

Marketing Tips for Reopening During the Coronavirus

It's been two months since the shutdown and still most businesses are closed. Coronavirus has been destroying lives and businesses. As we are slowly approaching the reopening phase, nobody knows what waits for us in the future. Read more

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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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How to Track PPP Loans and Documentation

How to Track PPP Loans and Documentation

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) can be 100% forgiven--if you meet certain criteria. To ensure that your loan is forgiven it is extremely important to keep accurate records. We recommend opening a separate bank account so you can easily track your expenses. Read more

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Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need to Know

Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need to Know

The $349 billion program was enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The provisions in the CARES Act are authorizing SBA to temporarily guarantee loans under a new 7(a) loan program, the "Paycheck Protection Program" (PPP). Read more

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Surviving the Coronavirus: 19 Practical Tips

Surviving the Coronavirus: 19 Practical Tips

As the pandemic continues to impact our lives, its impact on small businesses has already become unmanageable. In this post, we provide you the practical steps that you can apply today and lessen the impact of coronavirus on your business. Read more

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