Starting a business can be a time of great excitement and of total confusion. The reasons many decide to start a business vary from person to person. Some are doing it because they want to be their own boss, some to make a difference, and for most it’s to make money. One thing that all new business owners have in common is the drive to be successful.

For those that are already in business, the road to success can have many potholes: money, time, and more questions than answers. And let’s be totally honest, running a small business can be a lonely life. And it can be easy to feel as though you’re the only entrepreneur struggling. But you’re not alone. The help, answers, and guidance you are seeking are available.

Business resources

Here are places – both here in the City of Pittsburgh and online – that provide small business support.

Carnegie Library

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

SCORE Pittsburgh

SBA Pittsburgh District Office Downtown

University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center

Duquesne University Small Business Development Center