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.
A resource for small businesses on dealing with coronavirus related challenges such as cash crunch, contracts and some guidance on relief loans to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read more
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
At one time or another, most of us have thought about starting and/or owning a business. We relish the thought of being our own boss, making much more money than if we worked for someone else, and the idea that we have job security. Read more
Whatever you do, marketing always starts with identifying your target market. There are three ways to identify your target market. First, you could do market research with your prototype or minimum viable product especially, if you have a unique product (same for service businesses). Read more
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