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Small Business - Startup & Assistance

Learn what you need to start or operate a small business in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania. Includes resources for small business start-up assistance, financing and financial incentives, taxes, regulations and permits.

Family Enterprise Center
Operated by the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business, this membership organization is open to closely-held family-owned businesses in the greater Pittsburgh area. Benefits include programs and peer-to-peer interaction designed to help support family-owned businesses.

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers
Educational programs, counseling and consulting services, and other assistance for aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses are provided by this state-wide network of centers. Local university based SBD centers exist at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Clarion University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Saint Vincent College.

Pittsburgh Business Calendar
Comprehensive listing of Pittsburgh area events designed to help individuals advance their business, company or career.

Pittsburgh Small Business Administration
Anyone considering, starting or operating a small business in southwestern Pennsylvania is eligible for free counseling and technical assistance, pre-business and business planning workshops, financial assistance and information on starting and managing a small business.

SCORE Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh chapter of SCORE is a non-profit organization of retired business owners and managers who help with free, confidential business counseling to small and beginning businesses.

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