Chatham University

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Free Business Counseling and Technical Assistance
For-Profit Businesses

Face-to-face, online, and phone business counseling sessions are available for aspiring and existing business owners and students (regardless of gender) by appointment. Technical assistance is also available in the areas of management, digital marketing, accounting, exporting, legal, HR, branding and marketing, and diversity certifications.

CWE Scheduling Policy

Clients are permitted to schedule one business counseling or technical assistance appointment per month, which is provided at no cost. Any further client services with our Technical Assistance counselors or other providers are contracted by the client and are the financial responsibility of the client, not the Center.

Complete a counseling request form

To schedule an appointment please click on the request counseling button below and fill out the New Client Sign-Up form. Important: Once the new client sign-up form has been completed and submitted, another webpage will open up with links to schedule your business counseling or technical assistance appointment. Please do not close your browser window until you have clicked on the link to schedule your appointment.

Request Counseling

Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy:

The Center provides business counseling and technical assistance counseling at no fee to our clients. Once you make your appointment you will receive an email confirmation and a text reminder and two email reminders at 72 hours and 48 hours before your appointment at which time you will have the opportunity if needed to cancel or reschedule.

Counseling in the Community Returning in 2023

The Center offers additional in-person business counseling appointments in the greater Pittsburgh community and surrounding counties at various locations with community partners:

  • Hill CDC Office in the Hill District.
  • CoLab18, located at on the main floor of Nova Place on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber's Office in Wexford.
  • Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce, Wilkinsburg.
  • South Hills Chamber of Commerce, South Hills.

All these appointments are available to book via the business counseling Acuity Scheduler.