Grow a Business
The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in southwestern Pennsylvania.
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Our primary offices are located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.


Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103


Phone: (412) 396-1633

Fax: (412) 396-5884


Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30 PM


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Have you owned a business before or are you looking to grow your business? The SBDC can help:


1st Step: Take a look at the resources SBDC has made available for Growth Business -

2nd Step: Consider working with one of our experienced business consultants in the areas of management, environmental and energy and global trade. Simply complete a Request for Consulting form and you will be contacted by a business consultant to schedule an appointment within 10 business days. Below is a description of the services that can be provided.


Through our consulting services and training workshops, the SBDC can provide education in:

  • Accounting and basic recordkeeping
  • Advertising and sales promotion
  • Business organization structuring
  • Business planning
  • Business registration and licensing
  • Business taxes
  • Energy efficiency and waste minimization
  • Environmental management strategies
  • Export Basics
  • Financial planning and cash-flow analysis
  • Finding sources of financing for environmental upgrades
  • General business management
  • Health and safety requirements
  • Marketing strategy and market research
  • New technology development
  • Personnel recruitment, benefits, and policies
  • Strategic direction and planning