Helping Businesses Start, Grow And Prosper
Pitt SBDC – IUP Outreach Office
The University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University of Pennsylvania have formed a strategic partnership merging the Small Business Development Centers. The IUP Outreach Office has a dedicated management consultant on the IUP campus at 108 Eberly Hall. Please contact our office at 724.357.5729 to schedule an appointment or to discuss how the SBDC can assist.
The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center (SBDC), as part of Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, provides business owners with the information and tools necessary to build successful businesses. The SBDC’s mission is to develop and strengthen the businesses of Southwestern PA by imparting knowledge and expertise via professional consulting and education.
What We Do
NEW BUSINESS SERVICES
The SBDC offers one-on-one consulting and guided workshops to help you explore if opening a new business or buying an existing business is right for you. Moving forward, consultants provide guidance on all aspects of your business launch, including your business plan, a thorough feasibility analysis, and even take into consideration environmental regulatory requirements. Receive referrals to investors and banks, review financial management practices, and discuss loan package preparation with a trusted consultant.
Grow your business’s online presence through software training, e-Commerce, social media and website optimization. The SBDC will also assist in the exploration of new markets domestically and abroad, online or with government contracts. Learn what it takes to sell internationally through market research and analysis, locating new supply chains, and diversifying operations.
Map out options for resiliency, expansion, sale, succession strategies, and business valuations. Consultants can assist in boosting your business’s productivity whether it be by improving processes through greening strategies or tackling human resource issues.