Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The University of Pittsburgh’s SBDC, part of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, is a resource for small business owners that provides consulting, workshops, and other specialty business-building support at all stages of the business lifecycle.

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Contract Connections: Bids for PGH

October 6, 2020

A no-cost, 3-session webinar series for small businesses to gain access to City of Pittsburgh contract solicitations & be prepared for Request for Proposals (RFPs) approval.

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Doing Business With Pitt

January 20, 2021

Doing Business with Pitt is a no-cost informational session for small businesses to learn about gaining contracts with the University of Pittsburgh system.

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UPMC Essentials for Success [MORNING WEBINAR] – Maryland

April 27, 2021

Attendees of this no-cost webinar will learn about the UPMC vendor approval and bidding process and receive materials to help improve your overall business acumen during this no-cost webinar. This session is open to all small businesses operating throughout the state of Maryland.

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UPMC Essentials for Success Maryland

UPMC Essentials for Success [AFTERNOON WEBINAR] – Maryland

April 27, 2021

Attendees of this no-cost webinar will learn about the UPMC vendor approval and bidding process and receive materials to help improve your overall business acumen during this no-cost webinar. This session is open to all small businesses operating throughout the state of Maryland.

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UPMC Essentials for Success [MORNING WEBINAR] – New York

April 28, 2021

Attendees of this no-cost webinar will learn about the UPMC vendor approval and bidding process and receive materials to help improve your overall business acumen during this no-cost webinar. This session is open to all small businesses operating throughout the state of New York.

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UPMC Essentials for Success New York State

UPMC Essentials for Success [AFTERNOON WEBINAR] – New York

April 28, 2021

Attendees of this no-cost webinar will learn about the UPMC vendor approval and bidding process and receive materials to help improve your overall business acumen during this no-cost webinar. This session is open to all small businesses operating throughout the state of New York.

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Search Engine Optimization 101 [WEBINAR]

October 19, 2021

A no-cost, 1-hour Pitt SBDC webinar discussing the importance of small businesses optimizing their websites to better communicate with the top search engines and tips and tools on how to do that.

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Doing Business With Pitt

February 8, 2022

Doing Business with Pitt is a no-cost informational session for small businesses to learn about gaining contracts with the University of Pittsburgh system.

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EXIM Export Working Capital Financing

February 16, 2022

No-cost webinar about guaranteeing an export loan thru your bank or private lender to help secure financing for international sales with representatives from EXIM Bank and other supporting organizations.

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2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan (May 2022)

May 20, 2022

2nd Step of the Pitt SBDC’s no-cost business development and growth course for those thinking about starting a business or established small businesses operating fewer than one year. Registration to open soon.

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Seeds for Growth

June 8, 2022

An awareness & resources event helping to build access for Minority, Women & Veteran owned companies small businesses.

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SBDC Open Office Hours – Bethel Park

September 1, 2022

Thinking about starting a business? Or looking for help to grow your existing one? Customized consulting sessions with the Pitt SBDC can support you with virtually any aspect involved in running your business.

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SBDC Open Office Hours – Bethel Park

September 22, 2022

Thinking about starting a business? Or looking for help to grow your existing one? Customized consulting sessions with the Pitt SBDC can support you with virtually any aspect involved in running your business. We’re here to help.

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SBDC Open Office Hours – Bethel Park

October 13, 2022

Thinking about starting a business? Or looking for help to grow your existing one? Customized consulting sessions with the Pitt SBDC can support you with virtually any aspect involved in running your business. We’re here to help.

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Partnering With Pitt

February 23, 2023

No-Cost Event Series Focused on Creating New Local Supplier Engagements with the University of Pittsburgh for Small Businesses

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