Education & Consulting Services

Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

Grow your business with no-cost consulting and education from Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center. Through confidential, individualized consulting, the Small Business Development Center helps more than 500 small businesses annually find their path to success.

Services include:

In addition to consulting services, more than 1,100 business owners attend events each year, including the Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference in the fall and the Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference in the spring.

Through our consulting services and training workshops we can provide education in the following areas:

  • 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

Get acquainted with the Small Business Development Center:

Who is eligible?
Existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in all sectors


108 Rockwell Hall 600 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103
(412) 396-1633