NO ONE IS AN ISLAND—Judith Woodson McNeil, program coordinator of the Diversity Business Resource Center utilizes one of the groups’ resource rooms researching for a business client. (Photo by Diane I. Daniels)

Attention minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran business owners including startups. If you are in need of resources, one-on-one consulting or business educational services; then the Diversity Business Resource Center is looking for you. Since 2005 the business assistance center located in the Riverside Center for Innovation on the North Side, has helped thousands of entrepreneurs start, sustain and, grow their businesses.

“We serve as a single point of contact for our clients who are members,” said Judith Woodson McNeil, program coordinator of the DBRC. “Our services help pre-venture, startup and existing businesses acquire the tools they need to break down the barriers that may impede growth.”

Known for providing one-on-one business consulting services to its members McNeil said throughout the years relationships have been established with the majority of the regions business development organizations, groups she considers strategic business partners. She identified some as the Allegheny County MWBDE Office, the Small Business Development Centers located in the colleges, the Pittsburgh District Office of the US Small Business Administration, the SBA Women’s Center, the PA Bureau of Women and Minority Business Opportunity Center and the SCORE Pittsburgh Chapter.

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