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