Starting and Managing a Business in PA

Duquesne University SBDC Blog

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.

How to Write a Business Plan for Your Small Business

How to Write a Business Plan for Your Small Business

Your business plan should serve as a blueprint or a roadmap for your business. Follow our guide and start creating your business plan today. Read more

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What is Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

What is Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

Our clients ask whether or not to obtain an employer identification number (EIN). This is a unique 9 digit number issued by the IRS that you will use when filing taxes for your business. Read more

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National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week

Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) congratulates the small business community as they embark on another year of success and recognition. Read more

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Get to Know Our Team: Marla Breitbarth

Get to Know Our Team: Marla Breitbarth

Marla Breitbarth is a 2-time graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a Registered Dietitian. Read more

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What is Fictitious Business Name?

What is Fictitious Business Name?

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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