Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur needing assistance to transform your idea into a business venture, an entrepreneur in need of unbiased information that will help you make an educated decision during critical points of the business life cycle, or just a small firm wanting to expand, the SBDC at the University of Pittsburgh is the resource entrepreneurs can turn to for help. We provide small businesses with knowledge that allows you to spend more time doing what you do best: growing your business.
Our Areas of Expertise
The Small Business Development Center offers two workshops to help you start your business – “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”, and “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan”. Learn more about our workshops.
We provide best-in-class small business consulting services that develop, grow and strengthen your business. Our consulting arrangements are strictly confidential and are provided by highly-skilled professionals at no charge. If you are exploring the idea of entrepreneurship, working to get your start-up off the ground, or considering opportunities to grow and develop your established business, we are here to help. With expertise in every industry and every stage of the business lifecycle, our professional staff offers expert advice in a wide range of areas. Learn more about What to Expect from our consulting services.
Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP)
As a program of the SBDC, EMAP provides small businesses with the answers and assistance they need to effectively manage their environmental concerns and reduce regulatory risks. EMAP’s environmental compliance services include: on-site assessments, emissions calculations, permit applications and plans, and more.
Wondering about what software package to buy? Should you invest in new computers? What is a CRM system? Our technology consultants will enhance your business by developing a competitive technology system which supports your company’s goals. Learn more about our technology services.
“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. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 412-648-1542 at least two weeks in advance. 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.”
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All services extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. © 2017 Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers. All Rights Reserved.