Duquesne Small Business Development Center

Helping businesses start,

grow and prosper

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) 396-6233

Fax: (412) 396-5884

Email: duqsbdc@duq.edu

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


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Educational Materials for Start-up


Business Ideas

Business Process Planning

Market Research

Financial Analysis

Personal Financial Analysis

Business Accounting

Sources of Financing

Grants and Loans

Business Taxes - Federal

Business Taxes - State

Information on Steps to Open a Business

  1. Select a Business Structure
    1. (a) How to Find a Lawyer
  2. Select and Register a Business Name
  3. Obtain a Tax ID Number
  4. Register With Your State Revenue Agency
  5. Obtain Business Licenses and Permits
  6. Choose a Business Location
  7. Open a Bank Account
  8. Secure Insurance
  9. Develop a Website
  10. Set Up Systems to Pay Bills
  11. Hire Key Employees