The Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

When: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: 5:30-8:00PM

Where: Sarah B. Campbell Enterprise Center (7800 Susquehanna St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208)

Pitt SBDC’s no-cost business development and growth course for those thinking about starting a business or established small businesses operating fewer than two years.

Thinking about starting your small business?

The Mechanics of Starting a Small Business program provides a foundation by helping you learn about business structures, how to access helpful resources, discover available funding options, what to do to formally establish your business, and prepare you to develop a business plan to attract funding for your business.


  • Registering your business in PA
  • Developing a business plan
  • Setting financial projections
  • Financing your business



University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Bridgeway Capital, PA Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance – Southwest, U.S. Small Business Administration, Huntington National Bank, and Maiello Brungo & Maiello.


Contact Kim Garrett at or 412-648-4060

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and through support from the University of Pittsburgh. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling (412) 648-1542. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.