Business Services

Do you need help opening a new business or growing your existing business?

  • Bridgeway Capital
    Bridgeway Capital assists underserved populations by providing capital and education to ignite business and job growth, develop communities, support entrepreneurs and expand vital services that strengthen our region. They provide financing to entrepreneurs to create businesses, and to growing small businesses to create jobs. Bridgeway also offers training and technical assistance to increase borrower capacity, to enhance success and to mitigate risk.

  • County of Allegheny Department of MWDBE
    Help on the process of certifying your business as a Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWDBE enterprise). This free certification may benefit your business.

  • The Homewood-Brushton Business Association
    (412) 945-7422  or
    The HBBA’s mission is to foster the development and growth of the Homewood-Brushton Business Community.
    They facilitate small businesses access to capital, provide industry information, technical assistance, and business support.

  • Riverside Center for Innovation
    One program is the Diversity Business Resource Center: They are  a  single point of contact for minority, women, veterans and other disadvantaged business owners seeking information to start, sustain and grow their business. Our services help pre-venture, startup and existing businesses acquire the tools they need to break down the barriers that may impede their growth.

  • Urban Innovation 21
    Urban Innovation 21 goal is to create a cluster of successful businesses owned by residents of underserved communities that are connected and profiting from our region’s prosperity.  
    • Urban Innovation21 works with hundreds of community-based entrepreneurs each year
    • Through its community-based grant competitions Urban Innovation21 screens and provides approximately 30 of the most promising community-based businesses with wrap around services
    • Successful Entrepreneurs are connected with contracts with small and large anchors.