SBDC provides business owners with the information and tools necessary to build successful businesses

Sen. Reschenthaler is pleased to bring the services of the University of Pittsburgh’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to our Robinson district office (5992 Steubenville Pike) for your convenience. Appointments are available on Tuesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 9th from 10 am – 2 pm. Please call our office at (412) 788-2967 to reserve a time to meet with the representative from SBDC.

Description of their services (from SBDC):

SBDC provides business owners with the information and tools necessary to build successful businesses. Through the years we’ve established an impressive record of service to our clients, supporting small businesses and building a diverse group of industries and services that will continue to grow even when business trends change.

Since 1999, the University of Pittsburgh SBDC has…
* counseled more than 8,400 entrepreneurs.
..helped 592 entrepreneurs to start or purchase a business. ..provided more than 500 management education. programs to more than 15,000 attendees.
* assisted in securing $193 million in loans and investments to help small businesses grow

The cornerstone of our business consulting practice is the development of your business plan- whether manufacturing, retail, service, construction, technology, agribusiness, tourism, or wholesale industry, the SBDC staff will work with you to solve the challenges you are facing.

Businesses in the exploration and start-up stages, as well as existing small businesses, can receive expert assistance in:
* Pre-venture counseling
* Business plan development
* Financial forecasting & analysis