Even if you havent, almost 2,000 others did in 1999, according to statistics released recently by both centers. Duquesnes center served 924 entrepreneurs last year for 15,929 consulting hours. It offered 67 seminars, attended by 1,784 people. The SBDC helped clients raise more than $13.5 million in capital.
Pitts SBDC served 827 entrepreneurs for 7,718 consulting hours. It offered 37 seminars, attended by 1,299 people.
Both centers offer a wide range of free consulting services for start-ups and growing companies. Theyre funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and state tax dollars.
St. Vincent College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania also house SBDCs.
How to reach: Duquesnes SBDC, (412) 396-6233 or Pitts SBDC, (412) 648-1544