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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.

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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Planning for Profitability

Planning for Profitability

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Putting even minimal effort into planning improves your chances of being successful. 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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Sharing Your Story

Sharing Your Story

Building a relationship is key for marketing and selling. If there is no trust, no human element, you cannot build a relationship, and you will struggle to sell. Today, telling your story is not an option. It is a must! Read more

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Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product

You are a dog lover. You want only the best for your beloved Labradoodle. In fact, you are very picky about the canine company your dog keeps. So you have an idea for an app: Rin-Tin-Tinder, the Dog Dating App. Read more

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